2022 Institute graduates with Ohio Sixth District Court of Appeals Judge Myron Duhart
If you need to connect with public officials, we can help get you ready for the process. The Institute for Leadership & Advocacy is a 10-week course designed to prepare emerging leaders to effectively serve their communities and work with public officials. Participants engage in discussions about the issues, requirements and expectations associated with public service. Sessions are taught by highly experienced professionals comprised of public officials and other regional leaders. The Institute includes a year-long engagement in activities and events.
The program is the longest running of its kind in the state. It is made possible by the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce and The Leadership Fund, and offered in partnership with the Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Sea Grant College Program.
View the 2022 Institute Program Flyer
Access the 2022 Institute Class Portal
For more information on the Institute, please contact Tim Schneider, Manager, Local Government Advocacy, at (567) 420-1242.
Serve on a Board or Commission
The Chamber often receives requests from officials for recommendation of qualified individuals to serve on various local government boards and commissions. If you are a Chamber member and interested in these opportunities, the links below contain more information, including an interest form which can be completed and submitted electronically.
City of Toledo boards and commissions
Lucas County boards and commissions
To learn more, please contact Tim Schneider, Manager, Local Government Advocacy
at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 567.420.1242.