Applications Now Open for Leadership Louisville Class of 2021

Leadership Louisville Center now taking applications for Leadership Louisville Class of 2021



Applications are now open for the Leadership Louisville Class of 2021, the 42nd class of the nationally-recognized community leadership program. Since 1979, Leadership Louisville has been part of the fabric of our community, inspiring our region’s top leaders to take responsibility for the greater good. Now, more than ever, our community’s most influential and esteemed leaders must be knowledgeable about issues, well networked, and passionate about the success of the region.

Each year established leaders who are ready to generate meaningful social impact and contribute to the region’s growth and success apply for the program. Approximately 60 leaders are selected to participate through a competitive application process to represent the diversity of the Louisville region. Through the ten-month experience, the class of leaders gain a true understanding of the people and issues shaping Louisville’s future and more importantly, how they can impact those issues.

Applications are open through May 22, 2020. Complete program and application details are available at For more information, contact Aimee Jewell at (502) 561-5221 or

Visit for more program details.

Quotes from Leadership Louisville graduates (See a list of 40 years of Leadership Louisville graduates):

“It gave me the support system necessary to expand my professional skills while leveraging that experience with an incredible network of smart, connected professionals.”

  • Layla George, President and CEO, Olmsted Parks Conservancy

“I learned a lot about Louisville, but most importantly, I learned more about myself and how I sought to progress as a leader in our city.  Being immersed in Leadership Louisville with other leaders is a priceless experience for anyone who wants to make a difference in our community.”

  • Mary Ellen Wiederwohl, Chief, Louisville Forward, Louisville Metro Government

“The Leadership Louisville program does an excellent job of bringing together a dynamic group of people that are energized about their community and want to play a bigger role in its success. It was an eye-opening experience as a lifelong resident of this community and I am better prepared to be an effective board member or trustee thanks to my experience.”

  • David Hardy, Managing Director, CBRE


The Leadership Louisville Center is the region’s most valuable resource for leadership development and civic engagement. With a purpose to inspire and equip leaders to be better and do better, it has graduated over 10,000 through its civic programs since 1979. The Center is recognized as a national best practice and is known for its dynamic programming and strong community connections. Programming includes five social impact leadership programs (Leadership Louisville, Focus Louisville, Ignite Louisville, Bingham Fellows and Encore Louisville), leadership skills training courses presented through the Leadership Green Room, and events designed to connect leaders and motivate positive change. Learn more at

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For more information, contact:
Holly Prather
Vice President
Main: (502) 561-0458  Cell: (502) 609-9227