As Geauga County’s leadership development organization, Leadership Geauga is excited to announce that applications are now open for its upcoming program tailored specifically for residents who are nearing or already in retirement. The program, scheduled to begin on October 4, 2023, and conclude on November 8, 2023, will offer participants an unparalleled opportunity to engage with their community, gain insights into local affairs, and establish meaningful relationships with fellow county residents.

By participating in the Heritage Program, individuals will:

Explore Geauga County: Dive into the rich history of Geauga County, culture, and landmarks. Each session will uncover a different facet of the county, offering participants an in-depth understanding of their surroundings.

Give Back: Discover ways to contribute to the community through volunteerism, mentorship, and other avenues. Leadership Geauga believes that retirees possess a wealth of knowledge and skills that can be harnessed for the betterment of the county.

Forge Connections: Connect with like-minded individuals who share a passion for Geauga County. The weekly Wednesday sessions from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. will foster a supportive environment for networking and friendship-building.

Applicants are encouraged to seize this opportunity to embark on a journey of self-discovery, community involvement, and camaraderie. Leadership Geauga is confident that this program will empower retirees to continue positively impacting the community they call home.

Prospective participants are invited to submit their applications before the September 22, 2023 deadline. Interested individuals can find more information about the program, application process, and associated fees (scholarships are available!) by visiting the Leadership Geauga website at or contacting Pam Carson, Heritage Program Director, at or 440-286-8115.

About Leadership Geauga:

Leadership Geauga is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing effective community leaders through innovative programs and engaging experiences. With a focus on fostering collaboration, promoting civic engagement, and enhancing participants’ understanding of Geauga County, Leadership Geauga aims to cultivate leaders who will drive positive change and shape the county’s future.