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 over the past 27 years. This successful community development program continues 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 available for community growth. Existing and emerging leaders in Harford County may submit applications for the Harford Leadership Academy through January 12, 2018. Participants are required to attend a Thursday evening and Friday daytime session on February 22 and 23 at the College. This is followed by 13 consecutive Wednesday half-day sessions beginning on February 28.

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 previous 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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