Over the past 30 years, 1,000+ individuals have participated in this unique program and many have assumed leadership roles in Muskegon County on civic, community, nonprofit and governmental boards and commissions. A selection committee will review all applications, giving special attention to leadership potential from a diverse participant group. For additional information, contact Linden Peterson at the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce at 231-722-3751 or lpeterson@muskegon.org.

  • Broaden your understanding of the community and its resources
  • Work more effectively as a leader in the community and in your organization
  • Network to expand your circle of personal and professional relationships
  • Inspire others in your community

Applicants should have an interest in community involvement, a demonstrated commitment to the area and a desire to better understand what makes Muskegon a great place to live, work, play and learn.

Muskegon in Focus brings a diverse group of professionals together in a community-awareness program, committed to enhancing and connecting leaders from business, non-profit and government. A series of memorable experiences where you will learn about the community assets as well as the leaders behind them. Hear the stories of how great projects on the Muskegon Lakeshore came to be.

Service to community starts with understanding your “community as a system,” its strengths and weaknesses, its challenges and opportunities, as well as its past accomplishments in order to become more effective leaders who can impact its future.


Thursday, September 7 | 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Welcome Orientation

Thursday, September 14 | 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
A Lifetime Adventure

Thursday, September 28 | 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Clean Water for All

Thursday, October 12 | 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Leadership Starts in Your Neighborhood

Thursday, October 26| 8:15 am – 11:45 am
Three Became One

Thursday, November 9 | 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Education to Entrepreneurship

Thursday, November 30 | 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Business Matters