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The Montgomery Citizens’ Leadership Academy is about community learning and making connections. Deadline for the Class of 2018 applications is September 30.

Don’t be left out! Sept. 30 is the deadline for accepting applications for The Montgomery Citizens’ Leadership Academy (MCLA) 2018 class. Limited to just 25 participants per year, MCLA is designed to build connections within the community between citizens, businesses and their local government.

Now boasting over 260 graduates, the Academy has received national attention as a model for getting residents involved.

Studies reveal that healthy communities are built on connections between residents combined with the presence of highly engaged citizens.  The 2018 class will be deliberating such questions as, “What would a fully connected Montgomery look like?”, “How are neighborhoods today different than the one you grew up in?” and “How does a city exhibit sincere hospitality to new residents?”

MCLA consists of 10 individual sessions designed around adult learning styles. In the academy, lecture is replaced by small group conversation. This technique enables local officials to “harvest the experience dividend” of the participants and gain an understanding of the community’s will.

Research tells us that 85 percent of Americans think that the loss of community is a serious problem. What role will you play? Anyone interested in being a part of “the coolest community experience you’ll ever have”, should submit an MCLA application today at this link. Call Ray Kingsbury, director of citizen engagement, at 513-792-8359 with questions.

Get to know 24 other great neighbors, your local government staff, area businesses and the local schools as partners.

Don’t wait to count yourself among the informed in the community. Register for MCLA 2018 today!