The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) is seeking nominations for its Baton Rouge Area Leadership Program. The deadline to submit applications for the class of 2013 is Friday, June 29. The program was founded in 1985 to prepare a diverse group of professionals for leadership positions in the community. There are now over nine hundred graduates, many of whom serve in leadership positions on boards, commissions, and hold both state and local public offices.
Nominees are accepted from public and private agencies, corporations, civic and other organizations, and individual nominators. Applicants are accepted on the basis of demonstrated leadership ability through career or community achievements, concern for the future of the Capital Region, and commitment to the program. Every July a selection committee recommends thirty to thirty-five candidates, based on a cross-section of the community in terms of occupation, gender, race, age, and affiliations. An application, as well as program cost and requirements, is available at www.brac.org/leadership.