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Posted on: November 3, 2021

City Seeks Applicants for 2022 East Lansing Emerging Leaders Program

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing is currently accepting applications for its 2022 East Lansing Emerging Leaders Program.

The application, available online at www.cityofeastlansing.com/emergingleaders, must be submitted by Monday, Dec. 6 for consideration.

The East Lansing Emerging Leaders Program is a year-long course in civic engagement designed to support today’s emerging leaders. Participants will meet monthly, from January through November, and the courses will be taught by a range of local business, community and government leaders.

Participants of the 2022 program will hone leadership and public service skills by learning about a variety of course topics, including economic and cultural development, emergency response, municipal finance and more. Many past graduates have gone on to serve as active members of neighborhood associations, City boards and commissions and even the East Lansing City Council.

“The Emerging Leaders Program was created to educate citizens about the importance of local government and civic engagement,” said East Lansing City Manager George Lahanas. “It is our hope that the 2022 participants will be inspired to take an active role in local government and the East Lansing community upon graduating from the program.”

All applicants must be residents of the City of East Lansing (either homeowner or renter) and must be 18 years of age or older. Applicants cannot be running for, or currently serving in, an elected office.

Interested applicants should note that a $55 fee will be charged to those accepted to the program to help offset program costs. Scholarships will be available for those who are eligible. Interested community members can learn more at www.cityofeastlansing.com/emergingleaders.

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