Join the ranks of more than 750 Harford County leaders from business and industry, education, nonprofit, government, and civic organizations who have graduated from Harford Leadership Academy. This successful community development program is designed to create a committed, involved, and diverse network of leaders within Harford County by exposing participants to the challenges our community faces and the opportunities that are available for community growth. Existing and emerging leaders in Harford County may submit applications for Harford Leadership Academy through January 13, 2017. The program requires participants to attend a Friday evening and Saturday weekend session on February 24 and 25 at the College. This is followed by 13 consecutive Wednesday half-day sessions beginning in March.

HLA graduates benefit from a communications network between present and future community leaders and are encouraged to take an active role in the growth and transformation of Harford County. The program is co-sponsored by Harford Community College and Harford County Chamber of Commerce. A partial list of prior HLA session topics includes Harford County History & How Government Works, Economic Development & Planning for the Future, Emergency Response, Volunteerism & Personal Visioning, and a full-day tour of Aberdeen Proving Ground.

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