Leadership Jefferson County

Building Relationships for the Future of Our Community

Leadership Jefferson County is an initiative of the Envision Jefferson County project. Through community conversations and surveys, the Envision team narrowed the input to six initiatives. Leadership Jefferson County is an action project of Initiative #5: Building a Positive Community Through Collaboration & Leadership.   

Connecting Community Leaders

Leadership Jefferson County class members participate in 10 bi-weekly sessions. Local community leaders and experts lead each session and cover many topics relevant to our county and how they connect. This is a great opportunity for our participants to network with other community members and see where their skills and passions lie. A recognition luncheon is held at the end of the term to celebrate the participants.

2020 Leadership Jefferson County Class

Course Topics

  • Business & Economics
  • Education
  • Government Agencies & Organizations
  • Healthcare
  • History
  • Industry & Agriculture
  • Nonprofits & Volunteerism
  • Social Services
  • Tourism

Participants of Leadership Jefferson County will:

  • Have a better understanding of resources & relationships within the community
  • Become more active in the community
  • Have a better understanding of leadership roles in the community
  • Have an increase in community pride
  • Understand where to channel leadership energies
2019 History Session
2018 Social Services Session

Inaugural Leadership Jefferson County Steering Committee

2022 Leadership Jefferson County Steering Committee

  • Marta Belt – Chair
    Ivy Tech Community College
  • Rob Barlow
    Barlow Law Office
  • Bill Barnes
    Community Foundation of Madison & Jefferson County
  • Nadja Boone
    Norton King’s Daughters’ Health
  • Kim Brant
    Hanover College
  • John Nyberg
    Jefferson County Historical Society
  • Margo Olson
    River Valley Resources
  • Sarah Prasil
    VisitMadison
  • Larry Truax
    Grote Industries (ret.)

Apply Today

Applications are now open to join the Leadership Jefferson County Class of 2022! Sessions will be held from 8am-1pm, with lunch served. Materials and refreshments will be provided.
Enrollment Fee:  $200
Click the button to the right to start your application today!

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Current & Past Class Members

  • Susan Cline – First Financial Bank
  • Jennifer Duncan – Norton King’s Daughters’ Health
  • Haley Elgin – Fusion Now
  • Brandy Ennulat-Shipp – Norton King’s Daughters’ Health
  • Shannon Gatke – Indiana-Kentucky Electric Corp.
  • Jonathan Louis – Edward Jones Investments
  • Julie Patterson – Stay-at-home Mom/Community Activist
  • Greg Schneider – Ivy Tech Community College Madison
  • Hannah Shaffer – VisitMadison, Inc.
  • Austin Sims – Madison Main Street Program
  • Jessica Spiess – Historic Madison, Inc.
  • Kimberly Taylor – Friendship State Bank
  • Sarah Wagner – Madison Precision Products
  • Veronica Watson – Ohio Valley Opportunities, Inc.
  • Amy Arbuckle – Madison Precision Products
  • Angie Burch – Industrial Supply Company
  • Jen Duplaga – Hanover College
  • Casey Goode – Madison Railroad
  • Courtney Gullion-Althoff – Ivy Tech Community College Madison
  • Keith Howard – Healthy Communities Initiative of Jefferson County
  • Jenn Mahoney – German American Bank
  • Amy Nevils – Madison Precision Products
  • Samantha Pierce – Habitat for Humanity of Jefferson County
  • Nicholas Schafer – Edward Jones Investments
  • Julie Webster – Grote Industries
  • Teresa Brawner – Brawner Farms
  • Kaitlyn Campbell – King’s Daughters’ Health
  • Sheila Coffin – Jefferson County United Way
  • Amber Finnegan – Jefferson County Court Services
  • Joyce Flanagan – Hanover College
  • Josh Hershberger – Hershberger Law Office
  • Beth Lichlyter – SuperATV
  • Angie Pelsor – First Financial Bank
  • Cesar Perez-Bolivar – Grote Industries
  • Jason Schafer – Indiana-Kentucky Electrip Corp.
  • Jeff Studebaker – Madison Consolidated School Corp.
  • Laura Watson – Madison Precision Products
  • Brad Wood – River Valley Resources
  • Brooke Canter – Indiana-Kentucky Electric Corp.
  • David Harden – Hanover College
  • Missy Holt – King’s Daughters’ Health
  • Cheryl Kersey – Kersey & Kersey Architects
  • Erin Lawrence – River Valley Resources
  • Chris Mattern – Madison Precision Products
  • Sue Melton – Centerstone
  • Victoria Perry – Madison Main Street Program
  • Brandi Poling – Lide White Boys & Girls Club
  • Rosie Rohmann – WorkOne Southeast
  • Melissa Shelton – German American Bank
  • Doug Spiller – Vehicle Service Group
  • Shannon Tilley – Ivy Tech Community College
  • Stephanie Withered – First Financial Bank