Leadership Institute


As we continue to navigate through these uncertain times brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the JF Maddox Foundation has decided to skip a year for what would have been the 2020-2021 Maddox Leadership Institute (MLI) cohort. We will resume the MLI program with applications and the selection process in April 2021. 

It is our goal to provide the participants of MLI with the best experience possible. Additionally, we want to be sensitive to the health and safety of the participants. We will continue to engage with MLI alumni to ensure the network of leaders that have been engaged in our previous cohorts remain active in our community. Please be on the look-out for emails and Facebook posts from Mayra Lovas in the future! 

Have you ever considered what it would be like to be a leader in your community? Do you want to find ways to become more involved and connected within your community? If you are ready to work with other members in the community to think big and develop better possibilities for Lea County, the Maddox Leadership Institute may be the perfect fit for you.

The Maddox Leadership Institute is a nine-month, evidence-informed leadership development program that builds individual knowledge, skills, and self-efficacy in aspiring community leaders. The program is taught by faculty from the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development out of the University of Georgia. The program is skill-building intensive, with special attention to instructional delivery catered to adult learning preferences.

While each session provides ample opportunities for individual self-reflection and growth, what makes this experience unique is the way in which community leadership skills are delivered in conjunction with skill building. Be prepared, this is not a “listen and learn” kind of experience; rather, participants have the chance to put what they are learning into practice each and every session.

For any questions, please do not hesitate to email Mayra Lovas at mlovas@jfmaddox.org or call at 575-393-6338, ext. 140.


Connecting with Mayra Lovas is the best way to start this journey.