Leadership Kenosha is a professional development program that connects participants to community organizations, issues and leaders, building their network while developing essential leadership skills.

LK Class of 2020

Through a series of monthly meetings, participants engage in leadership and community stewardship training by exploring segments of the Kenosha County community such as local government, law enforcement, human services, health care, education, business and economy, and nonprofit organizations. In addition to attending monthly sessions, participants research and complete a community service team project to apply practical leadership skills, effect change, and enhance awareness of community matters.

The Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce, University of Wisconsin– Parkside, and a consortium of business, education, community and nonprofit leaders have teamed up to develop and deliver Leadership Kenosha. The mission of the program is to develop a diverse group of emerging and existing community leaders by enhancing their community knowledge, civic network, and leadership skills to ensure the continuing vitality of the greater Kenosha community. Participants come from all segments of the business and nonprofit community.

If your business or organization would like to contribute to the Leadership Kenosha Scholarship Fund, please mail your donation to Leadership Kenosha, 600 52nd Street, Suite 130, Kenosha, WI 53140, or donate via PayPal.


Steering Committee   Committee Membership   Team Projects   Scholarship Supporters


Leadership Kenosha is the only local leadership program where participants…

  • Discuss issues directly with the Mayor of Kenosha and the Kenosha County Executive
  • Explore higher education with the Superintendent of Kenosha Unified School District
  • Converse with inmates from the local detention center
  • Visit with working farmers
  • Complete a community service project

2020 – 2021 Class

If you would like information about the 2020-2021 class, please complete the requested information and mail or email us your application. Scholarships are available for candidates who demonstrate a clear need for such assistance. If you wish to apply for a scholarship, please attach a separate sheet of paper explaining the reason for and specific dollar amount of your request.

The next Leadership Kenosha Development Series is scheduled to begin in the fall. Current plans are to hold the monthly workshops virtually in the fall of 2020. In the event that social distancing measures are relaxed, the series may be held face to face starting in January, 2021.

Application forms are due August 15th, 2020.

Non-Chamber Member – $1400
Chamber Member – $1300
501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization – $1200

LK Application     2020-21 Program Schedule


More Information

Class Blog     LK on Facebook     LK Spotlight Podcast Episode


Facilitated by the University of Wisconsin – Parkside