Leadership Whitley County Applications Now Available for Program’s 22nd Year

COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (March 15, 2022) — Applications are now available for the Leadership Whitley County (LWC) program’s Class 22. The county’s premier program builds leadership skills, connects participants to the community and engages servant leadership. Applications are due June 30, 2022. 


“LWC is a great way to network with others in the community. Each session helped me become a better leader and a more informed citizen of our community. With the new skills I learned from attending LWC, I hope to make a meaningful impact in Whitley County,” said Vanessa Bills, Community Foundation of Whitley County Chief Operating Officer and LWC Class 2 Alum. 


Participants participate in panel discussions with local organizations discussing current issues in Whitley County. They receive training focused on communication, strengths, leadership competencies and principles, tour county industries and service organizations, engage in a community change project, learn about non-profit board service, and more during the eight-month-long program. 


The program is guided by LWC alumni, community members, and regional speakers who help plan, create and present content. The Whitley County Economic Development Corporation has hosted the program since 2015 and looks forward to LWC Class 22 with new programming and approach. 


“Leadership Whitley County is changing programming with more engagement, more community connections and integrating a project component again to the curriculum. We are looking forward to the slated agenda and discussion topics as we plan with LWC alumni and community leaders,” said Kennedy Saggars, Whitley County EDC Marketing Director. 


LWC was founded in 2000 to empower, engage and connect servant leaders in the community. For more than 20 years, LWC has developed more than 450 diverse leaders in the community, ranging from executive-level leadership to product line supervisors across all industries. 


LWC Class 22 program sponsors are Steel Dynamics Inc., Indiana Michigan Power and Impact CNC. Interested businesses can support the program through Whitley EDC. Email edc@whitleyedc.com to enhance Whitley County. 


Interested candidates can apply online at whitleyedc.com. For more information, email lwc@whitleyedc.com or call 260.244.5506. 

Application here 

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About Whitley EDC
The Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is the lead economic development agency in Whitley County, Indiana. The Whitley EDC works closely with local, regional and state partners to support our industry clients’ growth and success. Our mission is to lead a comprehensive economic development strategy that builds and retains wealth, expands opportunities and attracts capital investment to Whitley County.  The Whitley EDC was established in 1992 and represents Whitley County, Columbia City, and the towns of Churubusco, Larwill and South Whitley. For more information about the Whitley EDC visit whitleyedc.com.

Media Contacts
Kennedy St. George-Saggars, Whitley EDC Marketing Director, kstgeorge@whitleyedc.com
Dale Buuck, Whitley EDC President, dbuuck@whitleyedc.com