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Leadership Murray

In order to provide Murray/Calloway County with strong and effective leaders for the future of the community and West Kentucky region, the Leadership Murray 65956_10152179195066366_6150460651432500766_norganization was established with the assistance of the Murray-Calloway Chamber of Commerce in 1983. Leadership Murray members consist of the community's brightest individuals who excel in many areas of business and community service. Leadership Murray seeks to develop the potential in its members. Additionally, Leadership Murray provides an avenue for organizations seeking dedicated individuals to serve on boards and commissions.

Participation is open to all citizens residing and/or doing business in Calloway County. The program targets individuals with diverse socio-economic backgrounds and seeks a racial and gender mix reflective of the population at large. The recruitment process ensures a varied group representative of: business and professions, government, neighborhoods, and the community at large. Participation in the program is limited and applicants are encouraged to reapply to subsequent programs if not initially accepted.

Michelle Bundren, 270-753-5171 or

2018 Leadership Murray Class

Brandon Kindle - DEVsource
Brian Overbey - Heritage Bank
Brittney Stinnett - Peel & Holland
Chris Garland - Murray Police Department
Dacia Barger - Murray Calloway County Senior Citizens Center
Janette DeWitt - Kopperud Realty
Jennifer Lynn - Murray Calloway Transit Authority
Michelle Orr - CFSB
Paul Dennis - Saputo
Stacey K. Orr - Wesley Housing Corporation
Steven Hunter - Glendale Road Church of Christ

Class of 2017-18

2017-2018 Leadership Murray Application

All applications are subject to confidential evaluation. Applications are due by August 25, 2017. All applicants will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance by August 28, 2017.  We have experienced some issues with our online application. If you fill it out and have any issues, please contact Michelle at 

To meet graduation requirements, participants must attend all Leadership Murray sessions and accomplish the points needed in the Requirements for Graduation document. The orientation is mandatory. Orientation will be September 12, 2017 following the Chamber's Business@Breakfast. Please refer to the documents below in the Leadership Murray Class Dates section

View the schedule here.
View the requirements here.
View the employer agreement here.

If accepted into the Leadership Murray program, the program fee is $1,000. You or your company (sponsor) will be billed for this amount. The tuition fee of $1,000 covers all program costs, including lunch during class sessions, a ticket to each Business@Breakfast during our class,  and room and board for the Frankfort Day trip. Tuition must be paid in full by August 31, 2017.

This program runs every other year unless we see a large interest in participating. Fill out the application if you are interested in being a part of the 2019-20 Class. Class sessions will be held on the day of the Chamber’s Business@Breakfast meetings. If you know now that you cannot attend the session on any of these dates, please consider holding your application for a future Leadership Murray class when you can be fully committed.

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