Since 2001, Leadership Geauga County has honored visionary and dedicated community leaders whose extraordinary work has enhanced the quality of life in Geauga County.  These individuals and organizations have given generously of their time and talents to promote a stronger community and have shaped the Geauga County in significant ways.

We are seeking nominations from the community for the 2020 Emerald Leader Award.  This award is presented to an individual, business and/or a non-profit agency that demonstrates outstanding leadership by contributions through volunteerism, philanthropy, or innovation.  Nominees (individuals or organizations) must reside in Geauga County to be considered and do not have to be associated with, or alumni of Leadership Geauga.

The Emerald Leader will be recognized at the annual Leadership Geauga Emerald Ball, March 7, 2020.  Nominations will be accepted through October 13.  Visit our website for more information and to submit a nomination:

Contact Melanie Scanlon, Executive Director, with questions about the award or Leadership Geauga – 440-286-8115 or