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The application period for the 2024 Community Leadership Academy is now open! Applications will be accepted until March 15th, 2024. 

claProgram Details & Application Requirements

The 2024 Ashland Community Leadership Academy (CLA) will take place on six consecutive Mondays (April 8th to May 13th, 2024 from 6pm-8:30pm) and will be limited to 20 participants 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.

The 2024 application period is now open until March 15th at 11:59pm. 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.


Click here to apply online.

Printed applications are available for download in English and Spanish and printed copies will also be available for pickup at Town Hall (121 Thompson Street), Monday-Thursday from 7:30am-6pm.

Completed applications can be dropped off at Town Hall, emailed to Martha Miller or sent to the following address: 

Town of Ashland
ATTN: Martha Miller
P.O. Box 1600
Ashland, VA 23005