LGW members are the most connected and engaged leaders in our region. They represent a diverse community of influencers who build life-long, powerful relationships through the LGW platform. While each member contributes to the region in their own significant way, all share a common passion for changing their community for the better. 



How to Become A Member

Membership begins with the successful completion of the Signature Program. While membership in LGW is a lifelong experience, Active (dues-paying) members receive benefits throughout the year (July 1 – June 30). These include special pricing and access to LGW-sponsored regional dialogues, workshops and networking events. Members also stay engaged by participating on various LGW committees, joining the Board of Directors or sponsoring LGW programs and events. Renew your membership today!

LGW members include more than 1,900 senior-level leaders representing a cross section of the government, nonprofit and corporate sectors from the District, Maryland and Virginia. Senior-level leaders interested in applying to LGW can join the mailing list and check out our Signature Program page to receive more information.

Annual Membership Levels

Member-exclusive benefits include:

BASIC - $325

Exclusive Member-Only Virtual and In-Person Programming

  • Opportunity to host and attend Member Dinners
  • Invitation to LGW’s Signature Lunch at your Laptop and Lunch Around Town events
  • Ability to join a new inter-class Mindtrust
  • Access to Leadership Exchanges Trips

Admission to LGW’s Public Virtual and In-person Programming

  • Free admission to LGW’s Anti-Racist Leadership Series ($300 value)
  • Discounted ticket to the Celebration of Leadership (formerly Awards Dinner)
  • Free admission to Conscious Capitalism Thought Leadership Series ($185 value)
  • Attend and invite guests to in-person programming: Lessons in Leadership, Annual Meeting, and Social Events
  • Attend and invite guests to virtual programming: Frontline Conversations, Leadership Today, and Programs with a Purpose

Access to over 1,900 of LGW’s prominent leaders via:

  • The Connector, LGW’s online directory and member portal
  • The printed Member Directory (and featured in the active member section with photo)

Weekly Updates

  • Subscription to the member-exclusive Weekly Lead email highlighting upcoming events and member achievements

Engage with LGW

  • Eligible to be elected to the LGW Board of Directors
  • Serve on a committee
  • Eligible to be featured in an LGW Story
  • Become a Class Ambassador to a Class of 2022 leader

GOLD - $825

All Benefits of Basic Membership plus:

  • Free non-transferable ticket for you and one guest to the Celebration of Leadership
  • Priority registration for Member Dinners and Lunch at your Laptop/Lunch Around Town
  • Invitation to the Gold Member Reception
  • Priority seating at in-person events

LIFETIME - $5,000

All Benefits of Basic Membership for life, plus:

  • Free non-transferable ticket to the Celebration of Leadership
  • Priority registration for Member Dinners and Lunch at your Laptop/Lunch Around Town



All benefits of Basic Membership (all virtual events accessible from anywhere)



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