Essential Application and Recruitment

It is important to Leadership Austin and the other Essential class participants that there be a diversity of opinions and experiences represented. Please attend a recruiting event, learn more, and meet some of our alumni. Then apply to expand your civic and community leadership impact.

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Recruiting Events

Emerge and Essential Info Session
Tuesday, May 30
Impact Hub Austin
5540 North Lamar


Essential Recruiting Reception 
Tuesday, June 13
5:30-7:-00 pm
Mueller Central
5540 North Lamar


Application Process

  • Completed applications are due to Leadership Austin June 26, by 5:00 pm
  • Candidates will be notified by email of their selection status by August 25
  • The Essential Class begins with a mandatory overnight Opening Retreat on September 21


Please note that the following qualifications must be met at the time of the application deadline:

  • Applicant must be a resident in the Greater Austin area for at least one continuous year.
  • Applicant cannot be a candidate for public office.
  • Applicant must be willing and able to commit the mandatory time necessary to complete the program.


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