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Our Mission

Leadership Jacksonville educates, connects and inspires diverse leaders to build and strengthen their communities.

Our Vision

Leadership Jacksonville is the catalyst for vibrant, connected communities where diverse perspectives are valued and encouraged for the greater good.

Our Values

Our History

Leadership Jacksonville was formed in 1976 as a vehicle to stimulate the growth of leadership in our community.

Under the guidance of the late Frederick H. Schultz, the organization’s first President, Leadership Jacksonville was formed with the interest and financial support of the Junior League of Jacksonville, JAX Chamber and the Jacksonville Community Council, Inc. (JCCI)

Leadership Jacksonville graduated its first class in 1977 consisting of 29 members.
Youth Leadership Jacksonville conducted its first class in 1990, consisting of 40 high school juniors from 31 area schools.
New Leadership Summit was first held in 2003.
Next Generation graduated its first class in 2005.
Jacksonville Legacy Series first aired in 2012 with the video of Dr. Frances Bartlett Kinne.