Applications for the HCLA Class of 2025 are now closed.

Those who applied for the Class of 2025 will receive communication by June 6, 2024 regarding the status of their application. If you have any questions please reach out to

HCLA Eligibility

An applicant should:

  • Reside or work in Hamilton County.
  • Share a desire to gain a deeper understanding of Hamilton County trends, operations, and services to the community.
  • Demonstrate a record of leadership both professionally and through volunteerism in the community.
  • Have the opportunity and passion to significantly influence issues facing our community.
  • Articulate the impact they hope to make in Hamilton County due to their HCLA participation.
  • Be able to commit to the attendance and time requirements of a monthly class experience from 8:20 am-4:30 pm one time a month from September-May (missing no more than 2 classes) and mandatory attendance at a two-day opening retreat in August and an overnight two-day closing retreat in June.
  • Invest in their leadership journey and have the ability to pay the program tuition of $2,000.
  • Be eager to learn, network, and engage with peers across Hamilton County.

For more information on the HCLA Class of 2025, please contact Diana Coyle, Executive Director at