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 Programming

  • Opportunity to host and attend bi-monthly Member Dinners
  • Invitation and access to signature Lunch Around Town monthly events
  • Attend Social Events, such as Bourbon Tasting, Karaoke Night, Wine Tasting & Tour, and Nats Night
  • Ability to join a new inter-class Mindtrust

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

  • Free admission to LGW’s Anti-Racist Leadership Series ($300 value)
  • Free admission to the Applying Conscious Capitalism Thought Leadership Series ($180 value)
  • Discounted ticket to the Celebration of Leadership (formerly Awards Dinner)
  • Access to Leadership Exchange Trips, including DMV Bridge Journey
  • Attend and invite guests to in-person programming: quarterly Lessons in Leadership and Annual Meeting
  • Attend and invite guests to virtual programming: Frontline Conversations, monthly Leadership Today, Member Insights, 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 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
  • Be featured in an LGW Story
  • Become a Class Ambassador to a Class of 2023 leader
  • Be featured in LGW’s Member Insights programming

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 bi-monthly Member Dinners and Lunch Around Town

LIFETIME - $5,000

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 bi-monthly Member Dinners and Lunch Around Town



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



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