BRENTWOOD, TN — Leadership Brentwood, a program to educate Brentwood area residents and others about the city and its leadership, is accepting applications through June 3 for the Class of 2017.

Prospective class members are invited to attend an informational mixer at the Williamson, Inc. Chamber, 5005 Meridian Blvd. Suite 150, Franklin, TN 37067, on Thursday, April 21 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Leadership Brentwood Alumni will be available to answer questions about the program. Contact Lynn Tucker to register for the event at 615-771-1912, or lynn@williamsonchamber.com.

The presenting sponsor for this year’s Class of 2017 is Nissan North America, Inc.

The program, now in its twenty-fifth year, accepts between 15 to 20 community leaders each year.  Participants are selected for the eight-month program on the basis of their demonstrated leadership abilities and commitment to the Brentwood community. Class members commit to an overnight retreat in August, six program days held on the second Thursday of each month from September through February, and a March wrap-up session and graduation.

Each program day is devoted to one topic: business, education, entertainment and media, history, government and quality of life.

Members of each class also plan and implement community service projects, which have included securing funding for youth materials and study rooms at the Brentwood Public Library, developing the initial idea and plan for the FiftyForward Martin Center, raising funds for signage at the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home and developing interpretive signage for historic landmarks.

Leadership Brentwood is a program of the Williamson County Chamber Foundation.  Applications for the Leadership Brentwood Class of 2017 are available online at www.leadershipbrentwood.org. Contact Foundation Director Lynn Tucker at (615) 771-1912 or lynn@williamsonchamber.com with questions not answered on the website.

Click here to download the application.