The Leadership Program identifies, nurtures and connects existing and potential community leaders, increasing their knowledge of the community and community issues while enhancing their individual effectiveness through development of leadership skills.


To create an expanding base of knowledgeable citizens and leaders

To prompt broader citizen involvement by providing a forum for educated debate and an opportunity for participants to strengthen their inherent leadership skills

To provide a forum for meeting with and hearing from key community leaders to learn about programs and services, as well as the critical issues facing our communities

In addition to providing an informational forum, to also provide networking opportunities with key community leaders, class members, and graduates of the Leadership program.

How are the goals accomplished?

  • Monthly Leadership program days.
  • Opportunities for learning more and/or becoming directly involved.
  • Connections with Leadership graduates.

Leadership San Mateo, Foster City, Burlingame, Hillsborough is an educational program of the San Mateo, Foster City, and Burlingame Chambers of Commerce and the Town of Hillsborough. It does not discriminate based upon race, color, creed, sex, religion, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.