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Why You Should Apply

Each year we seek energetic people who live or work in Somerset County and who reflect a cross-section of ages, cultures, races, interests, viewpoints, professions and experiences. We are looking for individuals who have a genuine interest in Somerset County, a desire to become more involved in the community and high standards of personal quality and integrity.

Candidates, and their employers, must be willing to commit to one weekday a month to participate in Leadership Somerset to make this a successful experience for you and your classmates.

Your investment in Leadership Somerset through your participation and a modest program fee provides you with:

  • approximately 100 hours of learning experiences;
  • the opportunity to meet community leaders;
  • networking with other members in your class and over 250 program alumni; and
  • the opportunity to enhance your own leadership skills through active participation in several projects during your program year.

Benefits to you as a participant:

  • Greater community involvement
  • Heightened awareness of available resources in Somerset County
  • Better understanding of county government
  • Personal growth
  • Impact
  • Stewardship
Benefits to your employer and our partner organizations
  • LS participants incorporate their class leadership experience and problem-solving abilities into their work place
  • Involved companies gain new insights into community issues and strengthen their recognition in community affairs
  • LS participants have access to a network of key community leaders and business resources

Benefits to our community

  • This program provides a broad-based pool of committed individuals sensitive to the diverse populations and issues in our community
  • These individuals are prepared to take action in shaping our community’s future
  • This program encourages creative partnerships and initiatives between the public and private sectors.

For more information about the benefits of participation in Leadership Somerset, read what our alumni have to say here.

  Please contact us at

Leadership Somerset
c/o Somerset County Administrator's Office
PO Box 3000, 20 Grove Street, Somerville, NJ 08876-1262

Tel. (908) 231-7040 Fax(908) 231-1740
Email LeadershipSomerset@co.somerset.nj.us