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 2,000 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:
New early bird pricing this year through August 31, 2023
FY24 memberships last from July 1, 2023 until June 30, 2024

BASIC - $350 Early Bird, $400 Regular 

Exclusive Member-Only Programming

  • Opportunity to host and attend up to 5 Member Dinners
  • Invitation and access to signature Lunch Around Town monthly events
  • Attend Social Events, such as End of Summer Happy Hour, Wine Tasting, and Nats Night

Admission to LGW’s Virtual and In-person Programming

  • Free admission to LGW’s Anti-Racist Leadership Series ($300 value)
  • Discounted ticket to the Celebration of Leadership
  • Access to Leadership Exchange Trips, including Civil Rights Learning Journeys
  • Attend and invite guests to in-person programming: Lessons in Leadership, Member-led programs, and Annual Meeting
  • Attend and invite guests to virtual programming: monthly Leadership Today and Member-led webinars

Access to over 2,000 of LGW’s prominent leaders via:

  • LGW’s online member-only directory
  • The printed Member Directory (and featured in the active member section with headshot)

Weekly Updates

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

Eligible to:

  • Be elected to the LGW Board of Directors
  • Serve on a committee
  • Become a Class Ambassador to a Class of 2024 leader
  • Join an inter-class Mindtrust

GOLD - $900 Early Bird, $1,000 Regular

All Benefits of Basic Membership, plus:

  • Free non-transferable ticket for you and one guest to the Celebration of Leadership ($750 value)
  • Priority registration for up to 5 Member Dinners and monthly Lunch Around Town

LIFETIME - $6,000

All Benefits of Basic Membership for life, plus:

  • Free non-transferable ticket to the Celebration of Leadership and LGW's social events
  • Priority registration for up to 5 Member Dinners and monthly Lunch Around Town

OUT-OF-TOWN/RETIRED/LEGACY - $150 Early Bird, $200 Regular


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



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