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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Application Process

  • Recruiting events will start in early 2017
  • Completed applications are due to Leadership Austin
  • Candidates will be notified by email of their selection status
  • The Essential Class begins with a mandatory overnight Opening Retreat


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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