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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.

Aaron Dail, 270-753-5171 or 

2017-2018 Leadership Murray Application

All applications are subject to confidential evaluation. If you are not selected to participate in this Leadership Murray series, all information will be destroyed. Applications are due by August 29, 2017. All applicants will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance by September 1, 2017.

To meet graduation requirements, participants must attend at least seven of the Leadership Murray sessions. The orientation is mandatory. Orientation will be September 12, 2017 following the Chamber's Business@Breakfast. Please refer to the Class Dates & Times document.

If accepted into the Leadership Murray program, the program fee is $900. You or your company (sponsor) will be billed for this amount. The tuition fee of $900 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 September 6th, 2017.

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.

View the list of dates and times here.

Aaron Dail - 270-227-2659 or

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Please list up to five community, civic, professional, business, religious, soical, athletic and other organizations of which you are a member.

To meet graduation requirements, participants must attend accumulate a total of 200 points from the Leadership Murray point system. 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.

I understand the purpose and commitments of the Leadership Murray program. I will devote the require time to attend all functions of the program. I understand attendance, preparedness, and professionalism are mandatory and that if I fail to meet the obligations of the program; I may be asked to withdraw or may not graduate. If selected to participate, I will arrange for payment of my tuition by September, 6th 2017.

As an employer of this applicant, I fully support their application for the Leadership Murray program. As a company, we are willing to make available the necessary time for their full participation in all scheduled classes and activities.

Requirements & Learning Outcomes

  • I will attend all scheduled activities and be on time for each (tardiness and absences will not be accepted)
  • I agree to present myself in a professional manner on behalf of myself and my employer at all activities
  • I will achieve the requirements to graduate from the Leadership Murray program
  • I will learn what it takes to grow as a future leader and take my learning outcomes back to both my employer and my personal network
  • I will be fully present at all activities and minimize distractions (work calls, cell phone usage)
  • I will fully engage with my other classmates to build new friends and new networks

Please list two references who can speak of your ability as a growing leader.

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