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Applications now open for Leadership Louisville Class of 2025, presented by Republic Bank

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The deadline to apply is April 29, 2024.

The Leadership Louisville Center is now taking applications for the 46th class of the nationally-recognized community leadership program, the Leadership Louisville Class of 2025presented by Republic Bank. Since 1979, Leadership Louisville has been part of the fabric of our community, inspiring our region’s top leaders to take responsibility for the greater good. Now, more than ever, our community’s most influential and esteemed leaders must be knowledgeable about issues, well networked, and passionate about the success of the region.

Each year established leaders who are ready to generate meaningful social impact and contribute to the region’s growth and success apply for the program. Approximately 60 leaders are selected to participate through a competitive application process to represent the diversity of the Louisville region. Through the ten-month active learning experience, the class of leaders gain a true understanding of the people and issues shaping Louisville’s future and more importantly, how they can impact those issues.

Applications are open through April 29, 2024. Complete program and application details are available at The program will begin in July 2024 and run through May 2025.  For more information, contact Sara Bowman at (502) 753-1492 or



  • Accelerated personal and professional growth
  • The opportunity to forge deep relationships with top leaders across all sectors of the community
  • Powerful experiences that will change how you see yourself and your role as a leader
  • Comprehensive understanding of the assets and issues of the Kentuckiana region
  • An eye-opening experience that will deepen your connection to the city and inspire you to make it a better place



The Leadership Louisville program is designed for established leaders who are ready to generate meaningful social impact and contribute to the region’s growth and success. Anyone is welcome to apply to the program, regardless of whether they’ve been nominated. The ideal candidate:

  • Demonstrates leadership through their work and service
  • May have a senior title in their organization or hold a senior position in their community
  • Is committed to putting in the time and energy to attend the opening retreat as well as monthly program days
  • Is open to engaging in challenging conversations on root causes of inequality
  • Aspires to work with and through others to make Louisville a world-class community

About the Leadership Louisville Center

The Leadership Louisville Center is the region’s most valuable resource for leadership development and civic engagement. With a purpose to inspire and equip leaders to be better and do better, it has graduated over 15,000 through its programs since 1979. The Center is recognized as a national best practice and is known for its dynamic programming and strong community connections. Programming includes five social impact leadership programs (Leadership Louisville, Focus Louisville, Ignite Louisville, Bingham Fellows, and Encore Louisville), the Alice Houston Women’s Leadership Program, leadership skills training courses presented through partner brand LeadingBetter™, and events designed to connect leaders and motivate positive change. Learn more at


For more information, contact:
Emily Trujillo, Assistant Director of Marketing & PR
Office: (502) 753-6506 | Cell: (859) 749-7471