Program application

We appreciate your interest in the LWC program! We are no longer accepting applications for the 2018-2019 program year. If you’re interested in applying for the 2019-2020 (Class 19) program year please contact for more information.

Interested applicants should possess:

– A demonstrated ability to achieve personal goals
– A ready availability of time and resources to commit to community service
– A demonstrated personal commitment to the Whitley County community and our society as a whole
– Applicants should live or work in Whitley County
– Applicants should have the full support of the organization or business they represent. Participants are expected to attend at least 80 percent of the sessions from October through March and participate on a community action team
– Attendance at orientation, retreat and the celebration are mandatory
– Application must be signed by candidate and by employer


“I see Leadership Whitley County as a wonderful tool to help prepare the next generation of citizens in Whitley County for public service.   The leaders who have come before us have spent endless hours making Whitley County the prosperous environment that it is today and it is up to us, the next generation, to continue with and build upon their successes..."
–Cindy Baker, Class 3, United Way of Whitley County