September 21, 2023

Leadership Fredericksburg Seeks Applicants

The Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce’s signature program – Leadership Fredericksburg – is now accepting applications for its fifth year. Last year’s class included Allyson Moerman of the finance department and Mary Parnell from the Small Business Development Center.

The nine-month course takes place at various locations around the Fredericksburg region. It provides the community with a pool of highly skilled and motivated leaders from a cross-section of industry who are deeply committed to improving the quality of life in the region while leading with integrity, best practices, and guiding principles.   

This highly selective program has approximately 24 participants who submit a comprehensive application coupled with a supporting letter of recommendation. Applicants will be chosen by a selection committee that will use equitable criteria guidelines to select the participants.


To download the application for Leadership Fredericksburg, go to:  You may also contact the Chamber office at (540) 373-9400 if you would like to receive an application by fax, mail, or email. There is a $25.00 application fee.

The application deadline is July 1, 2011; however if you need an extension in order to complete your application, please contact Whitney Watts at or 540-735-1922.

For more information about Leadership Fredericksburg, contact Susan Spears at 540-373-9400 or

PROGRAM TITLE SPONSOR –Mary Washington Healthcare

Leadership Fredericksburg – the fastest growing network of Leaders in the Fredericksburg Region!

Each Fellow will receive:

  • Personal “360” assessment and Executive Coaching session;  RightPath personality profile
  • Skills to create a personal “Individual Development Plan”
  • A trained program mentor from the business community for the full nine-month course
  • Opportunity to get to know significant community leaders “up close & personal”
  • An enhanced understanding of the Fredericksburg Region
  • Opportunity to advance to the Leadership Fredericksburg Alumni Association

Each Employer will receive:

  • Participant’s highly-developed  leadership skills that translate directly to positive impacts for your business
  • New awareness of community issues & resources as it relates to your business
  • A new network that is exposed to your business
  • The participant’s advanced commitment to community leadership, which enhances your business in its role as a good corporate citizen

The program begins with an Orientation session in September. This is followed by eight monthly sessions in which participants learn about the businesses, issues, government, history, resources, and challenges that impact the economic & community dynamics of the Fredericksburg Region.

Fellows are assigned to three teams to delve into an Action Learning Project where they are partnered with an area nonprofit organization.  Project presentations and the Graduation Ceremony occur separately in May 2012.

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.