Our premier leadership program was created in 1990 and was formed to foster informed, well-equipped invested leaders. Through the program’s life, more than 650 current and future leaders have gained insight into the issues, opportunities, strengths and challenges within our community.

This appointed professional development group meets once a month during the academic year for day-long sessions to gain insight into the issues opportunities, strengthens, and challenges within the Iowa City area.

Applications open every year in May! 

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the program has been suspended for the 2020-2021 class year. We expect to return to the program in 2021.

“I wouldn’t be in the position I’m in today if it weren’t for the Community Leadership Program, in terms of the knowledge it has given me and the connections I’ve made that have helped me to get here. It’s a program that is very close to my heart.”


Kim Casko
Business Partnership President and CEO

Breakfast Smart Series

Launched in early 2020, our Breakfast Smart Series is a new educational series developed to focus on topics important to businesses in today’s ever-changing climate. These quarterly sessions will inform, enlighten and provide participants with the know-how to make important decisions for their business. Thank you to Lead Sponsor Mediacom Business and Supporting Sponsors Terry, Lockridge & Dunn and the City of Coralville for their support!

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