The William R. Gianelli Water Leaders Class is a one-year program that identifies up-and-coming community leaders from diverse backgrounds, including members of minority and ethnic communities, and educates them about water issues.
Led by Executive Director Jennifer Bowles, the program deepens knowledge on water, enhances individual leadership skills and prepares participants to take an active, cooperative approach to decision-making about water resource issues. Leading stakeholders and top policymakers serve as mentors to class members.
Applications for the one-year program that begins in mid- to late January are generally available in the fall for the following year. We recommend putting your best foot forward with the written application as this is a highly competitive program.
Our selection committee is made up of Board Members and staff.
The committee reviews applications with an eye toward those applicants who have: