A Message from Founder, Dr. William A. Welch, Sr.

Over a quarter of a century ago, a band of strangers boarded a bus to The Donaldson Brown Conference Center for a 3-day retreat. And so began the Prince George’s Leadership Development Forum, known today as Leadership Prince George’s. As the Founder of the program, I take great pride in watching the Class of 2013 benefit from the ounce of faith entrusted to me from the first class as they boarded that bus. Leadership Prince George’s has grown tremendously over the last 28 years. The program boasts an astounding 700+ graduates from individuals living and/or working in Prince George’s County. LPG graduates may be found in the state legislature, on the county council, and in senior leadership positions in both government and private industry. In September 2004, LPG acquired its corporate status and in July 2005 received 501(c) 3 status with the U. S. Internal Revenue Service. We have launched a new website, www.leadershipprincegeorges.com. So as you can see, the program has evolved and as we move into 2013, with change and excitement abundant in our program and the county, the one piece we are missing is YOU!

At this time, I invite you to join or renew your membership and active participation with Leadership Prince George's. LPG Membership is a solemn commitment. To LPG, members are the foundation of our strength and the board of directors has worked hard to offer a variety of membership options. Every new and renewing member makes LPG and its programs stronger and more effective. It has been my pleasure working with you and though my responsibilities to the program have changed, I am delighted to continue my efforts to make LPG the best it can be.

Won’t you join me? William Welch, Sr., Ed.D. Founder and Board Member Emeritus, Leadership Prince George's, Inc.