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Posted on: December 18, 2018

City Seeks Applicants for 2019 East Lansing Emerging Leaders Program

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The City of East Lansing is currently accepting applications for its 2019 East Lansing Emerging Leaders Program.

The application, available online at, must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 for consideration.

The East Lansing Emerging Leaders Program is an eight-week course in civic engagement designed to build tomorrow’s leaders today. The program was first offered in 2007 and, since that time, six groups of Emerging Leaders have graduated from the program.

Participants of the 2019 program will hone leadership and public service skills by learning about a variety of course topics taught by a range of local business, community and government leaders. Many past graduates have gone on to serve as active members of neighborhood associations, City boards and commissions and even the East Lansing City Council.

“The East Lansing Emerging Leaders Program provides opportunities for citizens to learn more about their local government and prepare themselves to become more civically engaged in the community they call home,” said Assistant to the City Manager Eilis Seide. “We encourage all interested community members to submit an application for the 2019 program.”

All applicants must be East Lansing residents (either homeowner or renter) and must be 18 years of age or older. Applicants cannot be running for, or currently serving in, an elected office. There is no cost for the program; however, participants will be expected to commit their time, including regular Thursday evening sessions. Interested community members can learn more at

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