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“My favorite part is the opportunity to share ideas with a diverse group of people. Everyone is committed to the community of Fargo, Moorhead, West Fargo and making sure we’re doing our part to ensure a bright future. We want to continue what’s been done in the past so that when we’re in positions of leadership within our companies and the community we have that same forward-thinking, progressive vision for the community.”
Joshua Swanson
Josh Swanson
Vogel Law Firm
Class of 2014-15

“The program is about opportunities, opportunities, opportunities! It’s also about meeting people in the community as well as the community and all the things I didn’t know the Fargo-Moorhead area had to offer. It’s about awareness and opening my eyes to the opportunities and community.”
Joanne Slominsi
Joanna Slominski
Mortenson Construction
Class of 2014-15

“The most valuable part of the program is learning about the diversity of the different organizations in Fargo, Moorhead, West Fargo, especially the nonprofits that provide services to our community that I wasn’t aware of.”
Will Brandt, Microsoft
Will Brandt
Class of 2014-15

“Not being a native of the area, this program has given me a good opportunity to see what a diverse, complex, and interesting community this is as well as given me insight into the organizations, business and nonprofits working here.”
David Ebinger, Moorhead Police Department
David Ebinger
Moorhead Police Department
Class of 2014-15

Leadership Fargo Moorhead West Fargo

Connecting Leaders to Strengthen our Community

For more than thirty years, Leadership Fargo Moorhead West Fargo has connected and developed leaders who greatly impact the community through dedication and service. You will find our alumni holding prominent public leadership roles within our community and a host of others who actively serve the community every day as board members, diligent volunteers and dedicated employees. Each year LFMWF selects 40 emerging and existing leaders from all sectors of the community to participate in the nine-month program.

Program Overview

Applications will be open on April 3, 2017 and will close May 18, 2017.

Since 1989 more than 1,000 graduates have been given the opportunity to build a diverse network of like minded people with a shared commitment to the community and personal growth. Leadership Fargo Moorhead West Fargo fosters the development of this elite network of engaged and well-informed leaders.

The program is designed to expose emerging and existing community leaders to the issues that face our region while challenging and engaging participants to strengthen the community through service and leadership.

With the community as your classroom you will:

  • Develop long lasting relationships with other leaders.
  • Discover the inner workings of our community and challenges facing our community.
  • Define your individual role and responsibility as a leader within our community.

Who should apply to Leadership Fargo Moorhead West Fargo?

  • Those with a commitment to leadership and community stewardship.
  • Those interested in building a diverse long- term network of colleagues.
  • Those with a strong desire and interest to promote the organization they represent.
  • Those with a desire to contribute to the community upon graduation.

2017-18 Program Information

Program Sponsors
Discovery Benefits, Inc.     First International Bank & Trust

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