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Leadership Palo Alto – About


Learn More About the Palo Alto Community while Gaining Valuable Leadership Skills

We strive to identify community leaders who will benefit from a broad range of issues vital to the business, local government, education and nonprofit communities. We do this by providing an inside look at various components of our community- business, government, education, human services, public safety, health, housing, jobs, transportation and environmental services among them.  And we provide leadership skills training to improve each participant’s ability to navigate through their career and lives more effectively.

Each year Leadership Palo Alto selects participants from the local community’s business, professional, government, social and service organizations who have demonstrated interest in the community and have displayed potential as a leader in their business or private life.

Leadership Palo Alto’s goal is to provide program graduates with:

  • Awareness of the community, its resources, opportunities, needs and challenges

  • Awareness of the local government agencies, their policies, operations and processes

  • Training in leadership skills and practices necessary for successful community engagement

  • Connections with the community, government agencies, elected officials and business leaders, allowing them to build their professional networks for their chosen path(s) of community service and leadership

Leadership Palo Alto is led by chamber staff and volunteers.  We aim to keep our alumni engaged throughout their lives and provide value to Palo Alto and Silicon Valley’s greater community of businesses, local government and other organizations.

Past Leadership Palo Alto Fellows
Environment & Sustainability Program Day - Baylands Adventure

Leadership Palo Alto Fellows - Class of 2020
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