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Leadership Carbon

Building Leaders for Our Community


Leadership Carbon is an adult leadership development program designed to cultivate knowledgeable, skilled, committed and action-oriented community leaders for the benefit of Carbon County's future. 

Leadership Carbon brings together participants once a month September through May. Participants typically come from diverse backgrounds and varying perspectives to learn more about themselves and their communities. In the Leadership Carbon Program, people share their ideas and experiences with each other, gain new skills and knowledge about leadership, and develop plans and strategies for implementing community betterment projects. Participants will also develop a deeper understanding of the challenges, opportunities and resources existing within Carbon County and will be prepared and encouraged to serve on various non-profit boards.

The leadership training program is headquartered at the Carbon Chamber & Economic Development Office in partnership
with Lehigh Carbon Community College.

What Our Alumni Are Saying...

“What a great way to get to know the movers and shakers of Carbon County and learn leadership skills! Simply put, the Leadership Carbon program made me a more valuable employee and a better team member.” - Micah Gursky, Director of Development, St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital

“Leadership Carbon gave me the opportunity to make a real change through our class project. Youth Leadership Carbon is now in its second year of introducing high school students to the best of what Carbon County has to offer.” -Carleen Ladden, Human Resources Representative, Pencor, Inc.

“Yes, the program allowed me to gain knowledge about my community and the county as a whole. The experience also gave me the opportunity to meet and network with individuals in a variety of careers. I truly value the relationships developed through the program and I continue to rely on those individuals and the resources they can provide.” -Cynthia Zimmerman, AEC Site Supervisor, CCTI Adult Education Center

“I participated in Leadership Carbon as both a student in the inaugural class and as an instructor. It’s an excellent way to experience the benefits of teamwork first-hand.” -Ric Reaman, Chief Financial Officer, KME Kovatch



Learn More About the Purpose of Leadership Carbon...




CLASS BEGINS: September 13, 2017


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Thank you to our 2017-2018 Sponsors: 

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Linda Rex, CCEDC
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Adam R. Weaver, Esq., The Law Offices of Adam R. Weaver, Esquire
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Leadership Carbon is a Committee of the Carbon Chamber & Economic Development Corporation in partnership with the Center for Leadership & Workforce Development, Lehigh Carbon Community College.
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Carbon County Hotel Tax Grant


Next Deadlines for Submission are February 28th & September 30th.


Room Tax Allocation Committee (RTAC) 
As Authorized by: The Office of the Carbon County Commissioners


The Carbon County Commissioners have delegated to the RTAC certain responsibilities concerning the solicitation, evaluation and recommendation of tourism-related projects to be funded in part by proceeds from the Hotel Room Tax imposed throughout the County.

This Committee has developed and submitted to the Office of the County of Commissioners a protocol that include: general guidelines, guidelines, application criteria and an evaluation procedure.

General Guidelines


1. Twice annually, the RTAC will provide releases to the media and place advertisements informing eligible non-profit organizations in Carbon County of the availability of grants for tourism-related projects (that primarily bring tourists into Carbon County and encourage overnight stays) and soliciting their inquiries.

2. The RTAC will provide an application to interested organizations together with a timetable of deadlines for submission.

3. Following each deadline, the RTAC will convene to evaluate all applications that have been received and will record its recommendations for funding. 

4.The RTAC will send the report to the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau, Inc. (PMVB) for final approval per ACT 18.

5. Invoices from vendors for marketing expenditures will be sent directly to PMVB for payment up to the amount approved by the RTAC.

6. Funding recipients will be required to submit a summary of all expenditures and pertinent project information to the RTAC within 12 months of the conclusion of the funded project.

7. PMVB Branding guidelines will be provided. Branding materials should be added to print/digital advertising including, but not limited to, websites, billboards and brochures. Any questions should be directed to Brian Bossuyt, Director of Marketing (PMVB) bbossuyt@poconos.org 570-421-5791 x 3120.

8. Upon approval of funding, marketing invoices should be sent to Staci Barkalow, CFO (PMVB) staci@poconos.org for payment.

Please be sure to indicate the organizations name along with your contact information on each marketing invoice.