Current Class & Alumni

More than 300 diverse individuals have graduated from the Leadership Whitley County program each year since 2001. These leaders and companies have made a tremendous impact on our community, and continue to lead by example and serve our community.


View the full Leadership Whitley County Alumni List 


View the Leadership Whitley County Class Lists

Class 1      |    Class 2      |      Class 3      |      Class 4      |      Class 5      |      Class 6      |      Class 7

Class 8      |    Class 9     |      Class 10     |     Class 11     |     Class 12     |     Class 13     |      Class 14

Class 15    |  Class 16


Congratulations to LWC Class 16 (2016-2017) 

(Not in order by photo) Robbie Burita, Katie Clingerman, Justin Clupper, Renee (Jersey) Cone, Eric Davies, Dana Day, Julie Eck, Bradley Emerick, Joe Gomori, Jody Hollenbaugh, Chris Horn, Cassandra Jones, Melanie Kellogg, Alex Knollenberg, Mark Leckrone, Adam Lich, Sean Martin, Madison More, Michael Papaik, Cathy Petrie, Lauren Riemersma, Michael Shoda.


Companies and organizations who have participated in the LWC program:

Advanced Assembly, AllStar Communications, Beds and Britches, Etc. (BABE),  Bloom, Gates, Sigler and Whiteleather, Britton Marketing & Design, C & A Tool, City of Columbia City, Columbia City Area Chamber of Commerce, Columbia City United Methodist Church, Crossroads Bank, East Wayne Street Center, Eberhard Lutheran Church, Edward Jones, Embarq, Family Care Center of Fort Wayne, Habitat for Humanity, INDOT, J & J Insurance, J & K Communications, MAHLE Clevite, Inc, Martin-Riley Architects, Micropulse, Miller’s Merry Manor, NIPSCO, Northeastern REMC, Orizon Real Estate, Parkview Health System, Passages, Pathfinder Services, Peabody Public Library, Purdue Extension of Whitley County, Quality Inspection and Gage, Reelcraft, S & W Electric, Schrader Real Estate and Auction, Smith-Green Community Schools, South Whitley Library, STAR Insurance, STAR Financial Bank, Steel Dynamics, Inc., Three Rivers Federal Credit Union, TK Ladd Architecture, The Center, The Oaks/OakPointe, The Post and Mail, Trier Ford Chrysler, Town of South Whitley, United Way of Whitley County, USDA Rural Development, Wabash Electric, Warner Electric, Whitley County Consolidated Schools, Whitley County Council/Commissioners, Whitley County Extension Homemakers, Whitko School Corporation, Whitley County Community Foundation, Whitley County Emergency Management, Whitley County Humane Society, Youth For Christ, Interfaith Mission, Whitley County Solid Waste, Sleep Center of Fort Wayne, Old National Insurance, AgPlus, Farmers and Merchants Bank, Great Batch Medical, Whitley County Historical Museum, Huntington University, Columbia City Police Department, Whitley County Sheriff’s Department, The Bowen Center, Whitley County Council on Aging, JuneStar Corp., PNC Bank, Cornerstone Vision Counseling, Columbia City Parks Department, Undersea Sensor Systems, Whitley County Literacy Council, 80/20, Passages, Whitley County Economic Development Corporation