Emerging Leaders Serving the Needs of Sumner County


Through a friendly interview process, we identify individuals who have already demonstrated civic involvement and have appropriate career experience and long-term leadership potential.


Participants visit city and county political bodies in session, varied businesses that affect the county, selected educational institutions, important historic sites, and agencies that support the county.


Leadership Sumner offers a practical, supportive platform for community and business leaders to focus on enhancing the quality of life for all citizens of the county.


Are you a future Sumner County leader? Are you interested in learning more about Sumner County and all it has to offer? Apply for Leadership Sumner! Even if you are a life-long resident of Sumner County, you will learn about its rich heritage, its historical importance of the past and present, as well as the significance of its future. Not only will you discover Sumner County, but you will also discover yourself!

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Established in 1988

Leadership Sumner was formed to educate potential and active community leaders about the history, politics and culture of Sumner County. Well over 500 participants have graduated from the program since it began more than 25 years ago.

Class of 2020



“Through Leadership Sumner, I had the opportunity to visit places in the county that I never knew existed.  It was a truly enlightening experience, and I met some great people along the way!”

- Tommy Decker, Volunteer State Bank

Leadership Sumner Sponsors

  • EPIC
  • Liberty Party
  • Keystone
  • Schenk Photography
  • The UPS Store
  • Sumner County Tennessee

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