The Carter County Leadership Tomorrow program was introduced to Carter County in 1997 as part of the “Governor's Three Star Program”. It continues today as a way to encourage and network local future leaders. The class is designed to inform the class of area history, infrastructure, and government.

The program is supported by the Carter County Chamber of Commerce and is coordinated and taught by local volunteers and alumni.Funding for the program is provided by local businesses and private donations.

A class of 12 to 15 potential candidates are presented to the Alumni Committee to be accepted into the program. Classes are usually one day per month and last from August through May of the following year.


August: Orientation
September: Doe River Gorge Team Building
October: Heritage Day (Roan Mountain State Park)
November: Regional Day
December: Business and Industry Day
January: Healthcare Day
February: City Government Day
March: State Government Day (Nashville)
April: Education Day
May: National Government Day (Washington, D.C.)

Each class is required to complete a community project of their choosing either as a group or individually which they present at the annual Alumni meeting. There are currently more than 200 alumni of the Carter County Leadership program.

To learn more about the Carter County Leadership program, visit www.cartercountyhistory.com

*Leadership information from cartercountyhistory.com