HCLA is a 10-month program for professionals who live or work in Hamilton County. Think of it as an exclusive, backstage pass into Hamilton County. Participants begin the program with a two-day retreat in August. From September through June, participants attend one class session each month. Sessions cover a wide variety of topics from government, education and criminal justice to arts, culture, business and industry.

Graduates of HCLA have:

  • A deeper knowledge and understanding of Hamilton County.
  • Meaningful, life-long connections with their peers, HCLA alumni and community leaders.
  • Clarity around how to lead and make an impact in their own backyard.

How to Apply – Applications for the current class are now closed.  Applications for will open for the Class of 2021 in January