Community Leadership

The true leaders in our society are the individuals whose insights, ideas and relationships enable them to change the lives of those who live in their neighborhoods and nations for the better.

Since 1947, the JLGO’s commitment has remained unwavering: to develop exceptionally qualified civic leaders who can identify a community’s most urgent and pressing needs and address them with meaningful and relevant programs and initiatives that not only improve lives, but change the way people think.

JLGO members are community leaders and have served in positions including:

  • Former City of Orlando Mayor
  • Former Orange County Commission Chair
  • Orange County School Board Member
  • Mayor’s Martin Luther King Commission

Board of Directors and Trustees for organizations such as Atlantic Center for the Arts, Central Florida Foundation, Charles Morse Foundation, City of Altamonte Board of Zoning Appeals, Coalition for the Homeless, Council of 101 (Orlando Museum of Art), Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Florida 4H Foundation, Florida Citrus Sports Associates Board, Foundation for Foster Children, Girl Scouts, Goodwill Foundation, Greater Orlando Chamber of Commerce,  Harbor House, Healthy Winter Park, Heart of Florida United Way, Holocaust Center, Howard Phillips Center Community Leadership Council, iDignity, Orlando Ballet, Orlando Health Foundation, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando Science Center, PACE Center for Girls, Inc. Center Board of Directors, Polasek Museum and Sculpture Garden, Ronald McDonald House of Central Florida, Second Harvest Food Bank, Seminole County Library, Shepherd’s Hope, Teen Alternatives, Track Shack Foundation, UCF Town & Gown, Winter Park History Museum, and YMCA among many others. Additionally, many JLGO members are active participants and leaders in various Parent Teacher Associations throughout the region.

Community Recognition

Additionally, many JLGO members have been recognized with awards and accolades for their community leadership including:

Megan Rose, 2020 Super Woman by Orlando Family Magazine

Stephanie Garris, 2018 Summit Award, Central Florida Women’s Resource Center

Linda Chapin and Glenda Hood, 50 Most Powerful People 2018, Orlando Magazine

Joie Cadle, 2017 Woman of the Year, Women’s Executive Council