Graduation is dependent on attendance and professional, active participation in required sessions and the class project.

Class members are expected to actively engage in each session day. Professional behavior and attire is required. As a member of Leadership Tri-Cities, you are given unique and unrivaled access to facilities and community leaders.  Courteous, prompt, and fully engaged behavior is expected.


All sessions below are required in order to graduate.

  •  Wednesday, August 2, 2017: Class XXIII Reception
  • Friday, August 4- Saturday, August 5, 2017:  Retreat (Wenatchee)
  •  Wednesday, September 13, 2017: Leadership Development Evening (LDE)
  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017:  Agriculture Session Day
  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017:  Human Needs & Services Session Day
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017:  Economic Development Session Day
  • Wednesday, December 6,  2017:  Leadership Development Evening (LDE)
  • Wednesday, December 13, 2017:  Law Enforcement & Justice Session Day
  • Thursday, January 18, 2018:  Education Session Day
  • Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, February 7, 8 & 9, 2018:  Local & State Government Day
  • Wednesday, March 7, 2018:  Leadership Development Evening (LDE)
  • Wednesday, March 21, 2018:  Medical & Health Services Session Day
  • Wednesday, April 18, 2018:  Arts & Culture Session Day
  • Wednesday, May 9, 2018:  Leadership Development Evening (LDE)
  • Saturday, May 12, 2018:  Hanford Session Mandatory Pre-Learning
  • Wednesday, May 16, 2018:  Hanford Session Day
  • Wednesday, June 13, 2018:  Leadership Forward Session Day/Graduation

LDE’s and dates for trip to Olympia for Local & State Government Day are tentatively scheduled.
One excused absence is allowed.


Each Session Directors may provide 1-3 additional “Pre-Learning” opportunities to learn and experience more about the topic of the month. The pre-learning activities may include hands-on experiences, additional presentations, research or related documentaries, riding with the police, a visit to local non-profit, or lunch with the mayors to name a few.


  • Each class chooses a project that benefits an organization within the community and submits to the LTC board for approval.
  • All class members are required to participate in the project and the project must be completed by graduation.
  • The class project will require meetings and work days outside of LTC session days.

Review the participation requirements and selection process.