BCL_Logo_webBoone County Leadership (BCL) is a 9-month program that promotes civic engagement and educates participants about existing and emerging local issues on topics such as agribusiness, the legal system, health and human services, economic development, education and commerce.

The 2018 session will take place from January to October and meets one day a month, with no class in July.  Applications for the 2018 class are due November 27th and the 2018 cohort will be announced by December 22nd.  Contact Gabi Youran with questions.


See the program from the November 9th open house at Moontown Brewing Company.

BCL Alumni and 2018 prospects connect during the open house at Moontown Brewing Company


Download Boone County Leadership History


Download 2018 Boone County Leadership General Information





Classes will typically run from 9am – 5pm and include unique, behind-the-scenes community awareness opportunities and leadership skills training.

2017 Session topics and skills training included:

  • ORIENTATION | Real Colors Personality Assessment | Servant Leadership
  • LOCAL GOVERNMENT | Civil Civic Discourse
  • EDUCATION | Public Speaking
  • LAW ENFORCEMENT | Crisis Management/Dealing with Challenges
  • BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC & WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT | Innovation/Running Effective Meetings
  • HEALTH & WELLNESS | Motivating Yourself and Others/Leading from Within/Balancing Life
  • AGRICULTURE | Community Visioning
  • GRADUATION | Being a Good Board Member

The tuition for the 9-month program is $750.

For more information about the class or sponsorship opportunities click here, or contact Gabi Youran at 765.482.0024 or by email.



Congratulations to our 2017 graduates!