The 2022-2023 Citizen Leadership Academy will take place in the fall of 2022. Stay tuned for application instructions coming soon!

Application Requirements

The Ashland Citizen Leadership Academy will be limited to 15 participants annually to facilitate deeper discussion and a broader range of experiences. Applicants must live, volunteer or work within the corporate limits of the Town of Ashland and be high school seniors or beyond.

Applications must be submitted by October 19th to be considered. Participants will be selected based on the strength of their application, civic leadership potential, and the diversity of the applicants. Candidates who are not accepted will be placed on a waiting list and receive priority consideration if they choose to apply again the following year.

Applications for the 2021 - 2022 Ashland Citizen Leadership Academy are now being accepted. To apply, complete this application (Fillable PDF format - the fee and scholarship section). Printed applications are available at Town Hall. The due date for applications is October 19, 2021 at 11:59 PM. Completed applications can be dropped off at Town Hall (121 Thompson Street), emailed to or sent to the following address: 

Town of Ashland
ATTN: Matt Reynal
P.O. Box 1600
Ashland, VA 23005