The mission of Leadership Lowndes is to build a better Lowndes County by exposing existing and emerging leaders to local challenges and opportunities, to build networks that seek to address long-term solutions to community needs, and to prepare members for a more active role in community leadership.

The purpose of Leadership Lowndes Youth (LLY) is to assist students in developing an internal sense of community awareness, knowledge of teen issues, the development of leadership skills and provide an opportunity for students to network with each other and with other adult leaders for the betterment of their community.


Leadership Lowndes provides an educational program that consists of a weekend retreat in August and three full program days in September, October, and November. Present day issues are included in each program, and members meet at various locations to hear from experts who provide information on topics affecting our community and state. Members, working in small groups, are also required to complete service projects that address the needs of the community.


  • Knowledge of regional issues
  • Community stewardship
  • Integrity, ethics, competence and accountability
  • Diversity and cultural competency
  • Inclusion and respect for a range of viewpoints
  • Leadership linking current and future generations
  • Passion for Action