Leadership Niagara


Leadership Niagara Class of 2019 Application

Applications for the Class of 2019 are now closed.  

For more information on joining the Leadership Niagara Class of 2020, please contact: 

President & CEO - Liz Zulawski at 716-908-8787 or by email at [email protected]

Program Manager- Noelle McCoy at 716-579-3463 or by email at [email protected]

Thank you for your application! Please remember to email a current resume or bio to [email protected] to complete your application. We will be in touch to schedule your interview soon. Thank you.
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Remember to email a current resume or bio to [email protected] to complete the application.


Leadership Niagara has established a Scholarship Fund to provide the opportunity for applicants interested in participating in the LN program the ability to do so without creating a financial strain on the applicant or his or her sponsoring organization. 

A limited number of partial scholarships are available to assist Leadership Niagara applicants who demonstrate financial need, personal motivation, and clear goals for participation.

To be considered for a scholarship, please write a letter of request to the Scholarship Committee explaining why you should be awarded a scholarship and how participation in the LN Class of 2019 program will benefit you.  Please include the type of organization that you represent (ie: small business, 501c3, government, self-employed etc).

Scholarship request letters must be emailed to [email protected] by October 1, 2018. 


The mission of Leadership Niagara is to strengthen regional leadership. Our core values include: Visionary Leadership, Excellence, Regional partnerships, Societal responsibility, Diversity and inclusion and lifelong learning. It is because we hold these values that we recognize the need for financial assistance to participate in the Leadership Niagara program can not only help individuals but better our community as well. The P. Dan DiMillo Scholarship was created to enable this opportunity.

Dan DiMillo was a vibrant, joyful family man. Dan never let an opportunity to lend a hand or to lead by example pass him by. He was an inspiration to others, treating everyone with fairness and respect. He was a family and community leader and his infectious enthusiasm, willingness to step up to challenges and gregarious sense of humor were loved and admired by all who knew him.

Sadly and suddenly Dan passed away in October 2015, leaving us grieving by his loss, but full of the memories of his drive and passion for life.

Dan especially enjoyed the camaraderie he developed with his Leadership Niagara classmates and was passionate about the importance of developing leaders to foster the growth and future of the region. Dan’s leadership philosophy reflects both the broad spectrum of impact leadership can have, as well as the impact his experience in Leadership Niagara had on him.

The P. Dan DiMillo Leadership Niagara Scholarship will cover the full cost of tuition for one year in the Leadership Niagara program, and be awarded annually to one individual from Niagara County who shared Dan’s leadership values. The scholarship recipient will not only experience the program that was an important part of Dan life, but have the opportunity to learn valuable leadership skills and principles that will foster their growth and the growth of family, community and businesses in our region. The opportunity to pass on that gift to a select individual will be one of Dan’s lasting legacies.

If you are interested in becoming a member of next years class of leaders and would like to be considered for the P. Dan DiMillo Leadership Niagara Scholarship, please coomplete the attached application and email it to [email protected] The deadline for submission is October 1, 2018.

Leadership Niagara LYNC Class 2018-2019 - Youth Program Application

Leadership Niagara is pleased to offer 100 local high school students the opportunity to once again participate in LYNC, youth leadership development program. Tuition for the students has been paid through a multi-year grant from the Irene E. Witkowski Agrawal Foundation. New this year, students may earn three university credits through our partnership with Niagara University.
Students are asked to contribute a $50 application fee payable to: Leadership Niagara. Completed applications and payments must be mailed to 1623 Military Road #332 Niagara Falls, NY 14304 no later than May 15, 2018. We will waive the application for any student who is qualified for free or reduced lunch.