The application deadline for the next Leadership Park City class is Friday, Aug. 22.

Leadership Park City is a yearlong program meant to prepare participants for greater roles in the community. The upcoming class will be the program's 21st.

Numerous elected officials in Park City and Summit County graduated from the program over the years. Other graduates went on to serve in appointed positions in local governments or later became important figures in area not-for-profit organizations.

The Leadership Park City class begins on Oct. 9 with a welcoming reception. An orientation is scheduled Oct. 12 while a ropes course at the National Ability Center is set for Oct. 14. The regular monthly sessions start on Nov. 17. The monthly sessions are held on Mondays from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. There are other sessions as well on different days.

Leadership Park City addresses a variety of topics over the course of a year, including diversity, the local economy and ethical leadership. The participants listen to a roster of notable speakers from the ranks of the government, business and not-for-profit sectors.

Some of the highlights of the schedule include a day at the Capitol, planned on Jan. 26, and the annual Leadership 101 program, which is slated for Feb. 4.

Each Leadership Park City class, meanwhile, selects a broad topic to address in a class project. Past Leadership Park City classes have chosen subjects like anti-bullying and discouraging people from using plastic bags.


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A selection committee will pick 30 people to be members of the next Leadership Park City class. It meets on Sept. 22. People will be notified by Sept. 24. Anyone who lives or works in the greater Park City area -- Park City, Summit County or Wasatch County -- is eligible. People who are selected receive a scholarship worth approximately $2,500 to cover the costs of Leadership Park City.

More information about Leadership Park City is available on City Hall's website, www.parkcity.org. Select the 'Leadership Park City Accepting Applications' link in the News section of the front page of the site. Applications are also available on the website.