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Applications Are Due October 31, 2023

MADISON, IN - Leadership Jefferson County, a program at the Community Foundation of Madison & Jefferson County, is now accepting applications for the 2024 course. The course consists of 11 biweekly sessions that will help participants have a better understanding of resources and relationships in the community. Throughout the course, community members and topic experts will speak and share their insights on the following subjects: Agriculture & Natural Resources, Business & Entrepreneurship, Community Health, Education, Government Agencies & Organizations, History, Industry & Economic Development, Nonprofits & Volunteerism, Social Services, and Tourism.

Participants will begin the course with the Introduction & Orientation session on January 9, 2024 from 8am to 4pm at Ivy Tech Community College. All remaining sessions will be held from 8am to 1pm, with lunch provided, and meeting locations will vary. Leadership Jefferson County is an action project that evolved from Envision Jefferson County.

“Leadership Jefferson County was created to help cultivate leaders in our community,” said Leadership Jefferson County Steering Committee Chair Marta Belt. “What better way to help these leaders than by giving them a deeper understanding of organizations and resources within Jefferson County.”

Applications to participate must be received by October 31, 2023. Applications are available online at, or can be picked up at the Community Foundation office at 416 West Street, Madison, Indiana. Selected participants will pay a $250 enrollment fee prior to beginning the course. Dates for the 2024 course are:

January 9, 2024 January 16, 2024 January 30, 2024 February 13, 2024 February 27, 2024 March 12, 2024 March 26, 2024 April 9, 2024 April 23, 2024 May 7, 2024 May 21, 2024

For more information about Leadership Jefferson County, contact Kelley Hoagland at (812) 265-3327, email, or visit the program’s webpage at

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