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Leadership for a Lifetime


Identifying emerging leaders and fostering leadership skills through education, experience, exposure, and service to our community.

Since 1985, the Tempe Leadership Program, in partnership with the Tempe Chamber of Commerce Foundation, has brought like-minded individuals together in the community to engage and challenge one another, learn more about the ins and outs of Tempe, and, most importantly, make a real difference in our community. Tempe Leadership alumni are well represented on local boards and commissions, routinely serve elected office, and volunteer time and energy to the community – together creating lasting legacies.

Tempe Leadership Class 38 Recruitment Events

Are you interested in leaving your mark on the city of Tempe? This nine-month leadership program empowers and educates you to be an informed, active change-maker in Tempe. Grow your leadership skills, design a community impact project, and learn from the community...

Join us at the Tempe Grassroots Festival 1/29!

Tempe Grassroots features live music, live and silent auction, local artists, and local craft beer in a one-night-only fundraiser to support Tempe Leadership and its community-wide service project, Tempe Cares. Here's what to expect: Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Live music...

Tempe Leadership Alumni Win Big at Don Carlos Humanitarian Awards!

Tempe Leadership is honored to recognize past alumni, Margaret Hunnicutt for winning the 38th Don Carlos Humanitarian Award. She was honored for her advocacy to Tempe schools and underserved communities. Additionally, she sits on many boards and volunteers for many...