September 30 is the deadline for accepting applications for The Montgomery Citizens’ Leadership Academy (MCLA) 2021 class.  Limited to just 25 participants per year, MCLA is designed to build connections within the community between citizens, businesses, and their local government. The Academy Alumni is now over 340 strong and looking for a few more residents to get involved.

Past graduates have said, “a resident is a geographic term defining where a household is located. Being a citizen is a verb.” and “I suddenly came to the startling realization that the THEY in government is ME!”

The experiential learning environment of this unique citizens’ academy allows for the strengths, talents, and gifts within the class to be connected with opportunities and needs within the community, building networks that add positively to the “social fabric” that makes for a great community; a vibrant Montgomery.

Studies reveal that healthy communities are built on connections between residents combined with the presence of highly engaged citizens.  The nationally recognized Montgomery Citizens’ Leadership Academy is designed to help move residents into the role of involved citizens.

If you are interested in being a part of “The Best Community Experience You’ll Ever Have”,  go to this link here to learn more about the program, or call Faith Lynch, communications and engagement coordinator, at 513-792-8358 or email at for more information. Submit your MCLA application today.

Get to know 24 other great neighbors, your local government staff, area businesses, and the local schools as partners.  Do not wait to count yourself among the informed in the community.  Register now for MCLA 2021!

Participant well being and safety are our top priorities.  City staff is exploring options to hold MCLA in a safe and efficient manner.  We will announce those measures as we approach the January 2021 start date.

Class of 2020 participant Amy Browns Taylor answered “What is Walking Trails” to the question “A combined 2.95 miles of these are in our parks” from the Je-Parody game hosted by the Public Works Department.