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Application & Requirements

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Thank you for your interest in Leadership Clark County. The Arkadelphia Regional Economic Development Alliance and Area Chamber of Commerce is currently recruiting members for Leadership Clark County Class IX.  For the ninth year, the Alliance is sponsoring this program because knowledgeable and skilled leaders are critical to the growth of Clark County.  This program is a nine-month course designed for those who are committed to shaping the future of our community. Leadership Clark County is aimed at developing and encouraging local leadership, as well as supporting the character and heritage of Clark County.  The program seeks to produce a networked group of leaders who understand the county’s special sense of place and share a common commitment to support and sustain our economy.

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Participants will attend a mandatory opening session in October. Full day sessions will follow the opening session once a month for nine months with a graduation ceremony in July. Participants will also attend our Legislative Reception in Little Rock, Arkansas during the program. A wide variety of speakers and panelists will help participants develop effective leadership skills and knowledge in a wide variety of topics. Previous classes covered topics such as Clark County history, education, economic development, state government, health care, transportation, and agriculture. Click HERE to see the session schedule for Class IX. 


The cost for each participant is $300 and is due upon notification of acceptance. Tuition is non-refundable and must be paid in full by the Opening Session for participants to remain in the program. Tuition covers all meals during each session and overnight accommodation during the legislative session. Participants can be nominated or sponsored by employers, organizations, individuals or themselves.

Selection Criteria

The Leadership Clark County Selection Committee seeks to identify individuals who are most likely to use their leadership abilities for the long-term benefit of Clark County. Class size is typically between 20-25. Applicants who are not selected are encouraged to apply in subsequent years. Leadership Clark County does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, religion, sexual orientation, or national origin. Successful candidates will be well-rounded and actively involved in many facets of the local community. 

Tuition Assistance

A limited number of scholarships are available to help candidates for whom tuition presents a barrier to participation. Please note that Leadership Clark County may not be able to provide the full amount requested but will work diligently with the participate to create an affordable payment plan. If you are requesting a scholarship, please include a statement with your application that addresses why you need financial assistance.

Application Deadline 

Completed applications must be received no later than Tuesday, August 31, 2021. Applications can be mailed to: Leadership Clark County, P.O. Box 400, Arkadelphia, AR 71923 or emailed to saybra@arkadelphiaalliance.com. Click HERE to download an application for Leadership Clark County Class IX. 

Ready to Learn More? 
 Please contact Saybra Scott at 870-246-1460 or email saybra@arkadelphiaalliance.com 

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