Flagship Program

The primary aim of the Leadership Asheville Program is to strengthen participants’ knowledge of, commitment to, and involvement in collaborative community leadership. The program is designed to develop, connect, and engage citizens from cross-sectors of the community, including business, nonprofit, education, and government.

Participants complete the program with:

  • increased capacity to contribute as effective leaders
  • a strong connection to the network of Leadership Asheville Program graduates and supporters
  • a greater knowledge of the area in which they live


The application period for LA 42 is closed, however, you may complete an application and be added to our waitlist here. Waitlist applications will be accepted until July 31, 2023.


LA 42 will begin in September of 2023 and end in May of 2024. We invite you to apply during the April 1 – June 30, 2023 application period.!

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How to Apply

The application period for LA 42 is closed. You may complete a Waitlist Application until July 31 by clicking the link below.

Waitlist Application