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 open Monday, January 7, 2019

  1. Review the application here.
  2. Ask a friend or colleague to write and submit a letter of recommendation by Friday, May 31, 2019.
  3. Submit the online application by Friday, May 31, 2019.

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