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Developing effective community leaders
working for the common good
Our vision: Albany is a diverse community, full of leaders all working together
to address issues that enables the community to be the Good Life City for everyone.
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“Leadership Albany is great for networking with other leaders and for expanding your organization’s reach in the community. I improved my customer and vendor list by participating in LA. But the real takeaway is the knowledge you get about the community you live and work in. I grew up in Albany, but the backstage pass I got by participating in LA made me more passionate about the city I call home and motivated me to serve in new ways. Leadership Albany alumni are a “who’s who” of Albany for a reason. You want to be on that list.”

      ~Josh Pitts - General Manager, Cintas and LA '13      

Who Benefits?


benefit by developing new

relationships while gaining

knowledge of the community and

leadership skills that will enhance

their personal effectiveness in the

community and work place



benefit from the employee's increased knowledge, improved leadership and communication skills, stronger problem-solving abilities, and access to decision-makers and community resources.


Non-Profit Organizations

benefit by gaining access to trained, effective leaders with an understanding of the importance of volunteerism.



benefits through the development of a large pool of knowledgeable potential leaders, who are motivated and equipped to serve the community of Albany.

"A strong community requires talented leaders that are invested in and knowledgeable of the issues facing the community they wish to serve. Leadership Albany masterfully balances leadership development and community awareness. It is important to not only develop practical business skills, but we must also anchor those skills to this locality. Leadership Albany's program encourages a sense of connection and commitment to the Albany area. As I reflect back on my Leadership Albany class year, while I appreciated the knowledge earned and the relationships developed, the greatest asset so far has been to my sense of community awareness and connection."
      ~Victoria S. Darrisaw - Judge, Dougherty County State Court and LA '09

Leadership Albany, Inc.       Contact: Mary Ligon     229-435-4466