Applications for the HCLA Class of 2022 are now closed.

The Hamilton County Leadership Academy offers a 10-month program designed to connect leaders to their communities. Graduates of the program will have a deeper knowledge and understanding of Hamilton County. They will be more connected to their community and have clarity around making an impact in their own backyard.



Participation in each HCLA class is limited and extremely competitive.

We have found our classes are most successful when they represent a balanced geographic and demographic cross-section of Hamilton County. Applications are reviewed by a selection committee using a point system. The selection committee uses this application as its sole source of information about you. Take the time to answer questions thoroughly and thoughtfully to give yourself the best possible chance of being selected.

Applicants who are not selected are encouraged to apply again for future classes.

Applications MUST BE SUBMITTED to HCLA by Monday, May 31.

Your most recent resume or statement of experience and letter(s) of recommendation must accompany your application. Late applications will not be considered. All information is confidential.

Please allow 20-30 minutes to complete your entire online application. 

For more information, please contact Andee Marley, Executive Director at

Tuition for the Class of 2022 is $1,750 and is due prior to the opening retreat on Aug. 21.

Payment plans are available.