• Leadership Program

    Leadership West Bend is a program designed to introduce emerging leaders to the inner workings of the public and private businesses and organizations of West Bend with the goal of inspiring community leadership. Through the guidance of current business and community leaders, the participants will tour places of business and local importance, create a network of business peers, learn key leadership principles, and develop insights on the positive impact servant leadership has on the success of a community.


    YOUth Lead West Bend is a program at Badger Middle School launched in partnership with the West Bend Area Chamber sponsored Leadership West Bend program. It includes students who were nominated by their 7th grade teachers based on their leadership potential.

    The mission of YOUth Lead West Bend is to help compassionate, creative, and community-minded youth develop their leadership talents and abilities so they may positively impact their community. The program focuses on authentic community engagement to build upon the following qualities:

    ·  Character

    ·  Compassion

    ·  Action

    ·  Responsibility

    ·  Learning


    Over the course of the program, students will tour local organizations, converse with community leaders, participate in team-building activities, and complete service projects. At the end of the year, students who complete the program will receive special recognition at 8th grade promotion.

  • Betty Pearson Award 2023

    Leadership West Bend (LWB) is a community stewardship program that began in 1991 and is sponsored by the West Bend Area Chamber of Commerce. 

    To date, LWB has welcomed 519 graduates and created a strong alumni network of individuals with a wide range of experience and knowledge ready to serve the community. The primary purpose of LWB is to seek out emerging leaders in the West Bend area and prepare them for positions of public influence and decision making.


    For more information on LWB and our graduates, take a look at our 2023 Alumni Directory


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