By participating, you are investing in your community as well as your personal and professional growth. Plus, you have the opportunity to develop friendships that will last a lifetime. If you would like to connect with other active community members, positively influence your community, and enhance your leadership capacity, Tempe Leadership is for you. What it means to you:
- Meet and work with other people who are enthusiastic about making positive contributions to our community.
- Learn more about Tempe and be exposed to a broad range of viewpoints.
- Get connected, make lasting relationships, and have fun!
Application and Selection
Applications for the 2014-2015 class are now closed. Please check back in the spring for applications for Class XXXI.
Applicants must meet two qualifications:
- Live and/or work in Tempe
- Be a registered voter
The application must be returned by April 25, 2014 to:
Tempe Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 28500
Tempe, AZ 85285-8500
Phone (480) 736-4281
Fax (480) 966-5365
Selected applicants participate in an oral interview. Approximately 20 individuals, with demonstrated community commitment, are selected for class participation. Class members are notified of their selection by the end of May 2014.
Tuition for 2014-2015 is $800. This fee contributes towards meals, materials, retreat and class expenses.
Financial assistance up to 50% of the tuition fee is available. Awards are based on financial need. If you are interested in financial assistance, please fill out a Financial Assitance Application and submit it with your Tempe Leadership Application.
Class members are expected to participate fully in the entire program in order to qualify for graduation. Generally, participation requires 2 days per month. Participants are encouraged to secure their employer’s support.
Interview dates are scheduled for mid May.
The Alumni Experience
Graduates of the Tempe Leadership program become lifelong members of a unique alumni group devoted to community service.