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ARC Accepting Applications for New Leadership Training Program


The Appalachian Regional Commission Monday began accepting applications for a new leadership and economic training program.

Forty community leaders that live and work in Appalachia will be chosen for the inaugural class of the Appalachian Leadership Institute.

The nine-month program is focused on economic development. Fellows will learn how to develop economic development projects that are integrated with their communities and identify funding resources to make them possible.

According to a press release, the curriculum will include skill-building, six multi-day seminars held across Appalachia, best practice reviews, field visits, mentoring and networking.

Tim Thomas, ARC’s Federal Co-Chair said in a press release that the program “will help these leaders enhance and refine their skills, share their expertise, and prepare their communities for success.”

Applications are currently being accepted through June 1, 2019. More information about the program and information on how to apply is available at