Who We Are

We are a community leadership organization who is educating leaders today … inspiring them to strengthen the county’s future.

Launched in 2004, Leadership Greater McHenry County addresses one critical need of every effective community: to foster and develop community leaders who are concerned for all public processes.

No other countywide program exists with the same mission and focus. Leadership must be developed; it does not just happen. By fostering community leadership through focused programs, we create a leadership resource for the entire county.

LGMC participants are from all sectors of our community. Through the ten-month program, they are equipped to move into a variety of leadership positions on boards or commissions, as well as to advance within their sponsoring organizations.

Today, LGMC is over 560+ alumni strong. Our passion and commitment to positively impact the future of McHenry County is seen in the many civic, charitable, government, education and business organizations we proudly serve.

LGMC Mission

To connect, educate and inspire leaders to engage in our community

LGMC Vision

LGMC aspires to engage our county leaders in a commitment to lifelong community engagement and transformation.



Model the Way


Inspire a Shared Vision


Enable Others to Act


Challenge the Process


Encourage the Heart