About Us

What is LMR?

Leadership Metro Richmond (LMR) is a community leadership development and engagement organization with a mission to strengthen our region by connecting diverse leaders and preparing them to serve.

Created in 1980 as an innovative program to address racial and gender divides in our area’s community leadership, LMR is now a network of 2,000+ members from the business, nonprofit and governmental sectors of our community who have the desire to serve and the ability to lead.

LMR’s role in our region has continued to evolve throughout the years. As regional issues become more complex and our community becomes more diverse, the need to connect, educate and inspire leaders is as critical today as it was in 1980.

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What's Happening at LMR?

Quest Recruitment Webinar
April 7, 2020 @ 2:00pm – 3:00pm

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Lora M. Robins Speaker Series
Postponed - New dates pending

Fall Board Connector
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Lora M. Robins Speaker Series


Community leaders have the desire and charge to increase opportunities for families and children, yet often efforts are dampened by systemic inequities based on race, gender and economic status. These are not issues of the past. This year our Speaker Series will present three nationally known thought leaders who will share their perspectives on racial and class inequities.

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About Leadership Quest

Leadership Quest, LMR's flagship program, connects a diverse group of community leaders, increases their knowledge and perspectives on regional issues and inspires them to embrace inclusion, collaboration, and servant leadership. Through this ten-month program, which includes leadership training, access to high-impact decision-makers, and networking opportunities, individuals develop the necessary framework to make a positive and lasting impact in the greater Richmond region.

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What Leaders Are Saying

Connecting Leaders to Board Service

Leadership Metro Richmond is committed to connecting mission-driven organizations with community leaders who have the ability to lead and the desire to serve. We host biannual Board Connector events and offer individual consulting through our Board Concierge services.

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Society of Leadership Advocates

The Society of Leadership Advocates (SOLA) honors our most generous benefactors, who give $500 or more each year. As a leadership advocate, your donation supports our mission to provide programs and opportunities for community leaders to connect, to gain a deeper understanding of key community issues, and to better serve our region.

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