Mason County Rural Community Leadership Program

Mason County Leadership Program Application

The Mason County Rural Community Leadership Program training consists of a structured, 48-hour curriculum that emphasizes an interactive and facilitative style, which draws on the knowledge and skills of the participants as well as the curriculum. A typical class consists of 30 to 35 individuals ranging from high school students to retired seniors and with varied leadership experience ranging from emerging to seasoned. Each class selects a project to complete, which provides participants a unique opportunity to apply the skills being taught by the curriculum to a real-life situation.

The Mason County Rural Community Leadership training is made possible by the Community Foundation of South Puget Sound and other funders and is administered and implemented by Rural Development Initiatives. We hope that your interest and involvement will benefit the communities that you serve and live in. 

Notice of Participation: Rural Development Initiatives will inform you of your acceptance into the program in September of 2019. 

Schedule of Sessions: Mason County 2019-2020

Kick-Off Session

  • Tuesday, October 29, 2019| 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Session 1

  • Fri, November 8, 2019 | 5:30pm - 8:30pm 
  • Sat, November 9, 2019 | 8:30am - 3:30pm

Session 2

  • Fri, December 6, 2019 | 5:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Sat, December 7 2019 | 8:30am - 3:30pm

Session 3

  • Fri, January 10, 2020 | 5:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Sat, January 11, 2020 | 8:30am - 3:30pm

Session 4

  • Fri, February 7, 2020 | 5:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Sat, February 8, 2020 | 8:30am - 3:30pm

Session 5

  • Sat, March 14, 2020 | 8:30am - 3:30pm

Session Location: TBD, various locations across Mason County

There is no cost to participate in the Mason County Rural Community Leadership program thanks to the generous support of foundations and business leaders. Meals are included. By submitting this application, you are agreeing to attend all 5 sessions and participate in a class project.

If you have questions about this application form or the leadership program, please contact Mindie Reule at 360.705.3340 or or Gary Stewart at 503.537.6904 or

The 2018-2019 leadership cohort is underway. Fill out the form below if you would like to be considered for the 2019-2020 leadership cohort.

Mason County Leadership Program Application

Candidate Information

Nominator & Community Information

Provide the name of the person who nominated you to apply. In an effort to know more about the community you live in or work in we ask that you provide community information.

Provide the time in years

Work, Education & Service

Provide information on your place of employment and community service.

County Commissioner, Mayor, Council Member, City Manager, City Clerk, etc...
Are you compensated for the elected or public office listed above?
Provide information for organizations or groups in which you are a current member or actively volunteer on a regular basis.
Examples: civic, youth, service, education, faith groups, commissions and task forces, military reserves, elected office.
Provide information on previous leadership training and expand on your personal interests so that we can get to know you better.


We will provide catering services and will do our best to work to accommodate allergies and special diets if your request cannot be accommodated, we will inform you so that you can consider bringing your own meals and snacks.

Certification & Submission of Application

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