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ABOUT leadership dixie

Leadership Dixie is a prestigious community education program that enhances the knowledge and skills of Washington County’s new and seasoned community leaders. Since 1998, its mission and purpose is to develop a corps of informed, qualified individuals capable of providing dynamic leadership for Washington County.


Participants enjoy an experience that is both fun and educational as they broaden understanding of local issues and resources. 

Each year up to 30 applicants for the program are accepted into the class. Class members meet one day each month, from August through May, to participate in a “Challenge Day.”

The Challenge Day is devoted to 9 themes: History, Government, Business, Diversity, Law, Education, Health, Growth, and finally Arts, Parks & Recreation.