Invest | Impact | Ignite

Since 1981, Leadership Clark County has been a change agent for community activism by dedicating time, money and resources to developing servant leaders in the Clark County community. Programming that focuses on leadership skills, sensitivity to community needs and diversity empowers Leadership alumni to become change agents themselves, assuming leadership roles and contributing their talents and energies to community service.

Community Leadership Academy

Each year, 35 individuals are accepted into the Community Leadership Academy based on the applicant’s leadership potential and diverse background. The Academy consists of monthly sessions beginning in the fall of each calendar year and running through the following spring that focus on the history of Clark County, the community’s current needs and leadership development. Applications are available the summer prior to the start of a new class.

A volunteer selection committee bases its decisions upon the criteria of an applicant’s leadership potential, and its desire to assemble a class that reflects the diversity of Clark County. All applicants will be notified by Aug. 30 regarding their application.

Tuition is $860 and includes all instruction and session materials, a bus tour, continental breakfast and lunch at all sessions, and graduation dinner. Application and a non-refundable $35 application fee must be received by July 29. Tuition is due in full by the first session date. Thanks to our generous sponsors, partial scholarships are available for persons who are accepted to the Academy and can demonstrate financial need.

2020/21 Community Leadership Academy

After careful consideration and monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic, our Leadership Clark County Board of Trustees, have voted to cancel all 2020-2021 Academy Sessions. Due to COVID-19 social distancing restrictions, we feel our 2020-2021 participants would not receive the full experience that Leadership Clark County has to offer. 

During this time, our incoming Executive Director, Leigh Anne Lawrence, and Board of Trustees will continue to communicate with and support our local business community. Please follow our Facebook page for more information on quarterly reengagement sessions, service projects in our community and much more. We look forward to our 2021-2022 Academy!

If you have any questions or concerns please, contact us at 937-460-7782 or at Thank you for your understanding and commitment to Leadership Clark County.