Leadership Mohawk Valley and Mohawk Valley Community College are joining forces to create more community leadership opportunities.

As part of the partnership, the Leadership Mohawk Valley Offices will move to MVCC's Utica campus within the Center for Corporate and Community Education.

“Leadership skills are not limited to the board room — we need engaged leaders in every seat in the classroom, in our urban neighborhoods, and in our elected positions of power locally, regionally, and beyond,” LMV Board of Directors President John Matthews said. “Earlier this year, we were approached by Randy VanWagoner, who proposed the idea of LMV joining forces with MVCC, which already had several excellent leadership programs in place. ... We see these programs being in perfect harmony with LMV’s existing strategic mission, which ultimately made it a smart decision for us to connect our core strengths to see what our collective approach to leadership in the Mohawk Valley can produce.”

LMV is a 10-month program that develops a group of people to be leaders in the community.  The program, which was created in 1990, has graduated more than 1,000 community leaders.

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