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About Leadership Beaverton

Leadership Beaverton was established in 1997 as a program of the Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce.
Over 600 community leaders have graduated from Leadership Beaverton, and continue their commitment to the growth, development, and prosperity of one of the fastest-changing cities in Oregon.
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Leadership Beaverton Mission

To engage a diverse network of citizens and business leaders that are inspired and empowered through education and awareness to take action to improve their communities.

Leadership Beaverton Vision

Leadership Beaverton is dedicated to the belief that everyone has something to contribute to the health and success of our communities. We will create awareness among citizens to inspire them to action. We will cultivate civic leaders and build relationships with stakeholders. By 2020 Beaverton’s non-profit and service organizations will have strong leadership on their boards and engaged volunteers. Effective elected officials will serve in government agencies that impact Beaverton, city of Beaverton neighborhood groups, commissions, and boards.

What is Leadership Beaverton?

Leadership Beaverton is an intensive program devoted to strengthening and educating emerging and experienced individuals.

Leadership Beaverton grew from a desire for more knowledgeable volunteers, board members, and elected officials in the city. The purpose of Leadership Beaverton is to provide training so that better decisions are made in our community. Each summer students are accepted for the program, which runs from September through April.

Students dedicate one full day a month to an interactive community learning experience. They increase experience in presentations and discussions on topics that include Beaverton history, government, human services, and quality of life. When the program concludes, participants have a better understanding of how our community has developed and what needs to exist.

Leadership Beaverton provides in-depth insights into a variety of issues impacting residents of Washington County. Upon completion of this program, graduates are inspired to engage and collaborate to make a positive impact in their community.



1, Develop awareness of the complexities of the
2. Engage in collaborative conversations with emerging
leaders from diverse socio-economic and professional
3. Inspire future leaders to serve the broader community.
4. Lead with the knowledge gained through the
Leadership Beaverton experiences.

Leadership Beaverton Class of 2024
Leadership Beaverton Class of 2024

Goals of Leadership Beaverton

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Participants will attend full-day monthly class sessions, with an additional evening welcome reception. Graduates will be responsible for planning and coordinating one of the program days for the following year's class.

  • September 10, 2024 Kick Off Day
  • October 9, 2024, Beaverton HistoryDay
  • November 13, 2024, Human Needs Day
  • December 11, 2024 Cultures of Beaverton Day
  • January 8, 2025, Education Day
  • February 12, 2025, Government Day
  • March 12, 2025, Business & Economy Day
  • April 9, 2025, Public Safety Day
  • May Graduation


Tuition for the program is $795 (Preferred Chamber Partners) and $895 (Non-Partners) and includes lunchtime meals on each program day.  Scholarships are available to participants who cannot afford the full tuition and whose companies do not provide funding for professional development. Scholarships are usually partial and average $200.

Applications are currently being accepted through August 15, 2023.

Application Process

Applications are being accepted now for the coming program year. Space is limited. The Board of Directors reviews approximately 40 applications yearly and
accepts no more than 25 participants.
The Board works to ensure that the participants reflect diverse employment and interaction within our community. This review is confidential.
► Application Deadline: July 15
► Confirmation Letters

Upon successful selection from the application process, a written confirmation of acceptance will be sent.

Leadership Beaverton Class of 2023