About Leadership Metro Richmond
Who We Are
Leadership Metro Richmond (LMR) is our region's community leadership development and engagement organization. LMR began in 1980 to improve racial, gender, and socio-economic divides in our area's community leadership. Today over 2,000 diverse leaders have participated in our 10-month leadership development program, Leadership Quest. Our graduates mirror our region and include individuals who have been publicly recognized as key leaders in our area and leaders who quietly make significant impact in their communities. We connect diverse leaders with one another and partner with organizations to create opportunities for community engagement. LMR provides leaders with an environment for high-performing conversations, broadens their knowledge and perspectives about our region, and inspires them to serve unselfishly.
We believe in an evolution of community improvement, driven by leaders equipped with knowledge and various perspectives about our community.
Inclusion & Respect
We believe that all individuals should be respected, represented, and their contributions valued.
We believe that working together creates better understanding and solution building.
Service to the Community
We believe strong communities are built by servant leaders who are engaged.
We believe that we must have a safe environment where individuals can engage in challenging dialogue and are respected and heard. Regardless of differences of opinion, our conduct must demonstrate civility and reflect our appreciation of diversity.