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  • HCLA is pleased to announce Our New Executive Director

    The Board of Directors of the Hamilton County Leadership Academy is pleased to announce entrepreneur John Robbins as our new Executive Director to lead HCLA in its next chapter.

  • Q & A With the Class of 2018: v4

    Every month we spotlight several members of our current HCLA class. In this month’s issue, we would like you to meet Jeff Johnson, Brad Cozza, Aaron Head and Adriann Young.

  • HCLA Class of 2018 Selects Group Projects

    In November, class members selected the projects that they will be working on over the next 6 months. Here is a list of the projects and the team members:


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  • Leadership Summit - June 13, 2014

    Leadership Summit - June 13, 2014

    Alumni, friends and the graduates of the Class of 2014 gathered together to hear from Allison Melangton, President of Indiana Sports Corporation & Former President/CEO of the Super Bowl Host Committee, about the impact of Community Leadership in sports and the Super Bowl. The Class of 2014 displayed their class projects and were recognized as new alumni to HCLA.

  • County & Municipal Government Day

    County & Municipal Government Day

    Highlights for the Class of 2014 were hearing from mayors and town leaders and County Commissioner, Christine Altman and County Councillor Meredith Carter. The class also learned about township trustees, participated in a mock City Council meeting and talked about how to run for office.

  • State Government Day

    State Government Day

    Class of 2014 visiting the Statehouse to meet with Hamilton County legislators and learn about the state legislative process. A highlight of the day was meeting with Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann.


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  • Break the Rules This Holiday Season

    Movember means mustache season, which is something special to those of us on the staff of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department.

    Ironically, it’s a time when we are allowed to break one of our own rules: no full facial hair. Thanks to my colleague Sargent Brian N. Niec, he started this special tradition several years ago. For a donation of $50, you are allowed to bypass the policy during the month of November and grow a beard to your heart’s content – as long as it looks professional.

  • HCLA Leadership Link - October 2017: Thoughts on Leadership

    Any leadership effort that is substantial (building a new business; dramatically changing an organization, pursuing lofty achievements, etc.) comes with uncertainty.  During that process, people in your business may ask “where is this business going?”

  • HCLA Leadership Link - September 2017:  Schlamiel, schlimazel: Leadership lessons from the Big Ragoo

    As a leader in a public service organization, I often find myself in the odd position of cheerleader, soother-in-chief, and, like Carmine in Laverne & Shirley, tasked with teaching folks to just let go and (metaphorically) dance already!