Leadership Manhattan

Leadership Manhattan 2018(web)

2018 Leadership Manhattan Class on the first day of class. Leadership Manhattan is primarily underwritten by 90 investors who have made financial commitments to Advantage Manhattan. Contact Sharla Meisenheimer for more information.


  • Identify potential business and community leaders, motivate them to become part of Leadership Manhattan
  • Provide these leaders with an awareness of the issues and opportunities facing the community
  • Expand and sharpen leadership skills and techniques
  • Facilitate ongoing communication and engagement among emerging and established leaders within the community
  • Encourage these trained and informed leaders to increase their involvement in local community affairs by matching skills and interests to existing goals


  • Increased source of quality leaders for the Manhattan area
  • Access to quality leadership training program that benefits participants, their employers and community
  • Assist potential leaders to develop, match their skills and interests with needs of the community
  • Improved communications network among civic, business, social and educational leaders
  • Leadership base with broadened perspective to more effectively guide the community into its future

Leadership Manhattan 2019 is currently taking nominations.  The nomination form must be submitted by October 19.

Please check back for an updated 2019 Class agenda.