Leadership Metro Richmond (LMR) is our region's community leadership development and engagement organization.  LMR began in 1980 to improve racial, gender, and socio-economic divides in our area's community leadership. Today over 2,000 diverse leaders have participated in our 10-month leadership development program, Leadership Quest. Our graduates mirror our region and include individuals who have been publicly recognized as key leaders in our area and leaders who quietly make significant impact in their communities.  We connect diverse leaders with one another and partner with organizations to create opportunities for community engagement.  LMR provides leaders with an environment for high-performing conversations, broadens their knowledge and perspectives about our region, and inspires them to serve unselfishly.


Leadership Metro Richmond strengthens our region by connecting diverse leaders and preparing them to serve.


Continuous Learning

We believe in an evolution of community improvement, driven by leaders equipped with knowledge and various perspectives about our community.

Inclusion and Respect

We believe that all individuals should be respected, represented, and their contributions valued.


We believe that working together creates better understanding and solution building.

Service to Community

We believe strong communities are builr by servant leaders who are engaged.

Open Conversations

We believe that we must have a safe environment where individuals can engage in challenging dialogue and are respected and heard.  Regardless of differences of opinion, our conduct must demonstrate civility and reflect our appreciation of diversity.

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