Leadership OBX 2018-2019

Want to Get Involved in Leadership OBX?

This Chamber program is designed to develop community leaders.

Thanks to our sponsors for the 2018-2019 Class - Lead Program Sponsor, The Outer Banks Hospital and the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, Bear Rock Electric, All-in-One Mechanical, CMIT Solutions and our nonprofit sponsor, the Outer Banks Community Foundation.



 Leadership OBX provides leadership-minded individuals with the opportunity to:

  • Experience the community from public, business and individual perspectives.
  • Develop interest in the future of the Outer Banks region.
  • Create an environment to inspire community leadership.
  • Broaden community viewpoints.
  • Build leadership skills and build working relationships among class members.
  • Provide for personal growth and development.

Establishing a sense of community and enthusiastic leadership are cornerstones of the program. Chamber President & CEO, Karen Brown, said the program reinforces the Chamber’s commitment to the area and to developing community leaders. 

“The Leadership OBX program offers a forum to enlighten and engage current and future leaders of the Outer Banks community,” said Brown. “The program provides opportunities for participants to develop and enhance their understanding of the community.”

Leadership OBX was introduced in 2014 and has successfully graduated a total of 105 community leaders.

Class participants will attend a welcome reception, a retreat, and ten full-day sessions approximately every three weeks from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  The full tuition for the program is $500 which includes the reception, retreat, and all session expenses. 

Through the generosity of the Leadership OBX sponsors, a limited number of partial scholarships are available to those who qualify. Nonprofit scholarships (partial) are also available. To be considered for a scholarship, you must meet the criteria outlined on the scholarship application.

The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce represents approximately 1000 businesses and organizations in Dare, Currituck and Hyde counties. The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization supporting and advocating on behalf of our member businesses. For more information please contact Julie at (252) 441-8144.  


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