Center for Local Government Leadership Academy

Local governments are going through a transition period. Many governments are experiencing retirements and staff reductions. This decreases institutional knowledge and increases everyone’s workload. This also heightens the need for governments to identify future leaders in their organizations. The Center for Local Government Leadership Academy was designed to address those needs.

Leadership Academy participants go through a six class curriculum, lasting from March until August, with a September graduation.  Topics that are covered include “Local Government 101,” “Managing Different Leadership Styles,” “Land Use and Economic Development,” "Finance and Budgeting," “Human Resources Management,” and “Effective Communication Skills.”

Since the formation of the Leadership Academy in 2014, 95 staff members from 39 CLG and Miami Valley Risk Management Association (MVRMA) communities have graduated. Fifteen of these individuals have moved into Department Head level positions, and 2 have moved into Chief Administrative Officer positions.

Registration is open to staff members from CLG member communities.  Registration materials are distributed every January.  More information can be found here (Leadership Academy brochure). Applications for the 2019 Leadership Academy are open through February 22nd. APPLICATION PERIOD OPENS ON 1/21/2019 Click here to apply. Click here for the REQUIRED Chief Administrative Officer Authorization Form.


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2018 Leadership Academy Graduates

2018 L.A. Class


 2017 Leadership Academy Graduates

2016 Leadership Academy Graduates





2015 Leadership Academy Graduates

2014 Leadership Academy Graduates