Each year, LMR accepts a diverse group of community leaders into its flagship program, Leadership Quest. Through a ten-month experience-- which includes formal community leadership development, access to high-impact decision-makers, and networking opportunities to name a few -- you can develop the necessary framework to make a positive and lasting impact in the greater Richmond region.
Participants in the Leadership Quest program bring a wealth of knowledge, lived-experiences, and passion as they shift from community members to community leaders who are focused on sustainable change across the region. Using LMR values as its foundation, Leadership Quest uses a dynamic mix of interactive retreats, expert presentations, and inquiry for problem solving.
Leadership Quest Class of 2024THE CLASS OF 2024 APPLICATION(S) open ON FEBRUARY 27, 2023.
Join us at one of three information sessions to learn more about the Quest application process and LMR. Virtual sessions will take place in February and March, and the April session will be in person at The Park RVA.
Learn more about LMR and our Leadership Quest program at one of our upcoming information sessions. Virtual information sessions will be held on February 16th and March 13th. Our n-person session will be held at The Park RVA at 5:30 pm. Click below to register!
Each year the Leadership Quest program participants take part in a regional issue immersion and analysis experience using a design thinking approach. Class members are expected to:
The Leadership Quest Class of 2022 researched various regional issue areas for their Immersion Experience and below are their findings and recommendations. Findings and recommendations from the Class of 2023's Immersion Experience will be available to view online in the fall.
Group Members: Jason Ancarrow, Lorraine Blackwell, Jess Burgess, Bentley Chan, Steve Gaidos, Robin Jones, Jennifer Kell, Daniel Obrien, Matt Scaparro, and Carolyn Sears
Group Members: Steve Bleile, MaryAnn Fatheddin, Simeon Harris, Erica Holmes, Norma Lee, Annette Ross, Stacy Thomas, Julie Timm, and Karen Wells
Group Members: Sarah Bennett, Melody Hackney, Anita L. Johnson, Brian Maltby, Yahusef Medina, Katie Moody, Brittany Schaal, Matt Simpson, Mel Smith, and Kristin Vosmik
Group Members: Marisa E. Day, Jamaal Ellison, Florencia Fuensalida, Tiffany Harris-Greene, Mervyn Han, Meldon D. Jenkins-Jones, Tom Klein, Bailey Martin, Anna Knecht Page, and Patricia A. Perry
Group Members: Leesa Christian, Verenda Cobbs, Patrick Duke, Laura Faison, Lacey Huszcza,
Robbin Mouton, Hannah Qizilbash, Kerry Swarr, Mel Tull, and Dianne Wilmore