The 12th Annual L.E.A.D. (Learn, Engage, Advance Duluth) Academy will take place the first quarter of 2020. Dates will be announced soon. The program runs for seven (7) weeks on Tuesday evenings except for one session which will be a regularly scheduled Council Work Session which falls on a Monday. You must be a city resident or business owner to participate in the FREE program.
The City of Duluth is an ideal suburban environment that offers a great place to live, work and play. We are excited to offer an avenue for citizens to become knowledgeable about city operations, services, and the overall essential functions of city government. This will be accomplished by offering an interactive learning experience, which will include information about city services, programs and responsibilities. Additionally, citizens will casually interact with elected officials and city staff. Class participants will be afforded the opportunity to ask questions and gain a better understanding of Duluth government and their role in local government.
Citizens engage when they are armed with good information and L.E.A.D. provides that foundation. You will be empowered to help address community issues when you understand all the possible ways you can help. This program will spark your interest in local issues, provide insight into the decision making process and provide an avenue for participants to help advance the community to a better future.
2019 Sponsorship Information