Class of 2012-2013


November Meeting Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce 

 "What I Valued

Most about

  My LT Experience

See testimonials below.

What is Leadership Tompkins?


Leadership Tompkins is a community leadership development program that serves Tompkins County by  nurturing community leadership in service-oriented individuals.


Co-sponsored by Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Tompkins Cortland Community College, Leadership Tompkins:

  • Educates future leaders about current issues facing our county and our region 
  • Exposes participants to resources available to meet the needs of an inclusive community
  • Trains future leaders in skills critical to their success as leaders
  • Provides a forum for active networking between and among current and future leaders
  • Supports participants in their efforts  to tackle challenges creatively

Meeting with Beechtree Care Center Residents: Roberta Norman, Betsy Shrier, and Robin Welch 
Mayor Svante Myrick Addressing the Leadership group, October 2012




Jessica Jones
Class of 2012 Participant 

Why Leadership Tompkins?


Just as organizations must develop leaders to ensure their future success, Tompkins County must develop the awareness and skills of its future community leaders.


Whether it's serving on a board, holding an elected position, or mentoring a child, Leadership Tompkins alumni make an impact on our community.

Leadership Tompkins in the News


East Hill Notes: CU Students Team up with Leadership Tompkins, June 25, 2010, 5:30 PM


Congratulations to members of this year’s Leadership Tompkins graduating class who worked with The Cornell Commitment on a program that will give interested Cornell University students the opportunity
to serve as non-voting board or committee members with community non-profit organizations.

This new initiative will provide Cornell Tradition students and Meinig Family Cornell National Scholars with experience in grassroots volunteerism, while area boards will gain additional insight into how “gen
y” thinks, works and networks. Thanks to several organizations – ranging from Tompkins County’s Alcohol and Drug Council to Foodnet Meals on Wheels -- who have committed to participating at the outset.


For more information on Leadership Tompkins or The Cornell Commitment, which includes the Tradition and Meinig Scholars, access  www.leadershiptompkins.org and www.commitment.cornell.edu