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 late September of 2018. 

Schedule of Sessions: Mason County

Kick-Off Session

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

Session 1

  • Fri, November 9, 2018 | 5:30pm - 8:30pm 
  • Sat, November 10, 2018 | 8:30am - 3:00pm

Session 2

  • Fri, December 7, 2018 | 5:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Sat, December 8, 2018 | 8:30am - 3:00pm

Session 3

  • Fri, January 11, 2019 | 5:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Sat, January 12, 2019 | 8:30am - 3:00pm

Session 4

  • Fri, February 8, 2019 | 5:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Sat, February 9, 2019 | 8:30am - 3:00pm

Session 5

  • Sat, March 16, 2019 | 8:30am - 3:00pm

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.

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.

Certification & Submission of Application

I hereby certify that the information contained on this application is truthful and I give my consent to the Community Foundation of South Puget Sound or its agents or representatives to verify any and all information contained on the application. I understand that with this application I am accepting a commitment to attend all meetings with the exception of emergencies. 

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