The William R. Gianelli Water Leaders Class is a one-year program that identifies early to mid-career, up-and-coming community leaders from diverse backgrounds, including members of minority and ethnic communities, and deepens their water knowledge and enhances their leadership skills.
Applications for the one-year program are generally available in the fall for the next class that begins in mid- to late January. We recommend putting your best effort into the application package, especially the written statement, as this is a highly competitive program.
Led by Executive Director Jennifer Bowles, the program deepens knowledge on water, enhances individual leadership skills and prepares participants in their early to mid-career to take an active, cooperative approach to decision-making about water resource issues. Leading stakeholders and top policymakers serve as mentors to class members.