Now Accepting Applications for 2013 Program

PORTSMOUTH, N.H., September 26, 2012 —  Leadership Seacoast, a non-profit organization that develops informed and engaged leaders, is hosting its annual recruitment and informational breakfast at 7:30 am on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 Seacoast Science Center located at 570 Ocean Boulevard  Rye, New Hampshire.

For more than twenty years, Leadership Seacoast has been exposing its class members to the interconnected nature of key issues affecting the cultural, social, political and economic lives of Seacoast residents. Why? To strengthen ties within the community, increase civic engagement, and develop effective, knowledgeable, and engaged leaders. Recruitment for the 2013 class is underway. Interested applicants are invited to attend the informational breakfast to learn more about the wide-ranging benefits of program.

“Class members are continually mesmerized by the direct correlation between education and the criminal justice system; arts and culture impacts on economic development; how government effects health and human services, and even the environment,” said Jennifer Wheeler, executive director of Leadership Seacoast. “In six short months, we inform, educate, and expose information in a totally non partisan, interactive environment.” Through its core program of interactive day-long presentations and discussion, Leadership Seacoast participants learn about and analyze contemporary issues surrounding criminal justice, arts and culture, environment, economic development, government, and health and human services.

This year’s breakfast, underwritten by McLane, Graf & Raulerson, also serves as a fundraiser for Leadership Seacoast’s scholarship fund. Each year, Leadership Seacoast provides financial assistance to applicants, based on need; all proceeds raised during the breakfast are dedicated to supporting scholarship requests.

Breakfast attendees are invited to stay and go ‘behind-the-scenes’ of the Seacoast Science Center–feed the lobsters, measure an octopus, stand under a whale’s tale and more!  Tickets for candidates are free; $10 for Leadership Seacoast alumni. Space is limited and guests are asked to RSVP by e-mailing Jennifer Wheeler at

About Leadership Seacoast

Based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the Leadership Seacoast program provides existing and future community leaders the opportunity to engage with the people and organizations that shape the Seacoast’s economic structure and social fabric. Affiliated with the National Community Leadership Association, Leadership Seacoast offers its participants unique insight into how business, community, and politics integrate to create successful societies and how small actions can have a significant impact on the greater global good. Leadership Seacoast alumni make a difference in their communities through networking, active involvement, and personal action. Since its inception in 1988, Leadership Seacoast has created a strong foundation that values diversity of opinion and consensus building to find solutions to challenges affecting the Seacoast’s community and its future. For more information about our programs please check out our website at


For more information:

Jennifer Wheeler