Release Date: April 3,2017

Leadership Akron Now Accepting Applications for 2017-2018

Leadership Akron is now accepting applications for its year-long leadership program

Leadership Akron is now accepting applications for its 2017-2018 Signature Program Class 34. Leadership Akron’s Signature Program is the Akron community’s foremost leadership experience, preparing participants for heightened involvement and leadership in the community. The program enables participants to grow their impact as community leaders, offering behind-the-scenes learning experiences and interaction with top decision-makers.

“Leadership Akron helps leaders see beyond their own spheres to the bigger picture of the community’s well-being,” says Mark Scheffler, Leadership Akron’s president. “Through our Signature program, participants translate their commitment to lead for the sake of others into leading for the sake of the community’s well-being.”

The program begins with a two-day opening retreat. After the retreat, participants spend one full day every month focusing on a certain aspect of their community. Focus areas include: social services, business, education, the arts, health and others.

Individuals who work or live in Summit County may apply. Application and additional materials can be found at

Deadline for application submission is April 21, 2017.

For over 30 years, Leadership Akron has equipped participants for community involvement and leadership. In addition to the signature program, Leadership Akron empowers leaders across generations through its other programs. For more information on Leadership Akron or the Signature program, go to