Leadership Greater Jackson


Shirley Tucker

Leadership Development Vice President


The Leadership Greater Jackson Program, which is a program of the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership, was founded in November 1986. The program is currently in its 25th year. Leadership Greater Jackson is a community-wide leadership program that develops existing and emerging leaders in the metro area. The program is designed to educate participants about major community issues and alternate approaches to solutions to community problems. Participants have sharpened their leadership skills while gaining a better understanding of various aspects of the community including forums on politics, education, the legal system, healthcare, quality of life, government and economics. Leadership Greater Jackson is a nine-month program, which has six-monthly sessions and three overnight retreats.

The Leadership Greater Jackson Board of Trustees is charged with the responsibility of overseeing the annual program activities of the program. The Board is comprised of community leaders and has financial and policy responsibilities for all activities of Leadership Greater Jackson.

Each year up to forty participants are selected to participate in the program. Participants are selected by a committee that is appointed by the Chairman of the Leadership Greater Jackson Board of Trustees.

Click here for the 2015 LGJ Application Form!


For more information about the Leadership Greater Jackson program, please contact Shirley Tucker, Vice President, Leadership Development, at 601-948-7575, ext. 270 or stucker@greaterjacksonpartnership.com