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Leadership Academy

The focus of the Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Academy is to develop future business and community leaders through a comprehensive program.  Students will receive instruction on essential leadership competencies, creating a solid foundation for effective business & community leadership while receiving a firsthand look at the community, its culture, and the people at the helm making thing happen.


Leadership Sessions include:

Leadership Development, Economic Development, Government Engagement, History & Local Focus, Communications/Media/Social Development, Government in Salem, Law/Justice/Public Safety, Education, Tourism, and finally- Graduation.


The Academy class previously scheduled for January through June 2021 has been changed.   Classes will resume September 2021 through June 2022.  Applications will be available early 2021.



Sponsors Include:

Session Sponsors

Metro East Web Academy
Leathers Fuels
MetroEast Community Media
Kohler Meyers O'Halloran
Pamplin Media Group
Comfort Inn Columbia Gorge Gateway

2016/2017 Day Session Agendas

2017/2018 Day Session Agendas

2018/2019 Day Session Agendas