Apply for Leadership Somerset 2020

Posted on November 5, 2019

Deadline Extended for Leadership Somerset

Thursday, Nov. 7

Need more time to complete your application? The new deadline is Nov. 7.

Do you know of someone who wants to become more involved in keeping Somerset County a great place to live, work, play and learn, but isn’t quite sure how to go about it?  Please share information about Leadership Somerset with that person! There are a few more seats to fill in the Class of 2020.


Are you interested in Leadership Somerset? Adults who live or work in Somerset County have additional time to complete their online applications for the Class of 2020. The deadline has been extended until Thursday, Nov. 7.

“Over the years, many people have made a point of telling me how much they’ve enjoyed and learned from Leadership Somerset. And I certainly have enjoyed interacting with class members and answering questions about local government,” said Freeholder Deputy Director Patricia L. Walsh, program liaison. “We are pleased to offer this extension for those who need a little more time to get their applications in.”

Benefits of the program include networking, learning more about Somerset County and making an impact in the community.

“The program is held one day a month, beginning in January, and each session focuses on a different topic. Participants interact with local leaders on topics like government, economy, justice and public safety, human services, community health and the environment,” said Freeholder Sara Sooy, alternate program liaison.

In addition to guest speakers, class trips offer new perspectives and access to a variety of resources. Throughout the year, classes also discuss capacities of positive leadership.

The majority of the cost to attend the year-long adult leadership program is underwritten by the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders.  Leadership Somerset participants are asked to contribute a program fee of $375 for the year, which covers participation in all sessions, materials and meals.  Limited scholarships based on financial need are available.  Information about applying to Leadership Somerset can be found at Applications are due Oct. 31.

For more information, visit the Leadership Somerset website at or contact us at (908) 231-7040 or Discover Leadership Somerset on Facebook or Twitter.

Source: Leadership Somerset