Academy for Community Leadership

The Academy for Community Leadership (ACL) is a vehicle to promote our community, its leaders, and the industries they serve while providing valuable networking opportunities for participants. Over the course of ten weekly sessions, participants are exposed to our local history, business community, government, health care, cultural awareness, education, and more.

For 46 years, community leaders have participated in this beneficial program. Over the course of 10 weeks, participants can expect an engaging, interactive experience where they network with fellow classmates and speakers, hear from community leaders in various industries, learn more about Muncie-Delaware County, and participate in a community service project.

“There is so much more to a City than Main Street. This program gives participants the opportunity to learn “the rest of the story.” I feel now fully engaged with my city and willing to help.”
– Cyndy Kern, IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital

“Because of the ACL, I feel I have a better understanding of Muncie, Delaware County and the it’s rich culture and history. I have learned so much and would encourage anyone living in the area to participate in this program.”
– Daniel Gurulé, Erskine Green Training Institute

“ACL has been one of the best experiences I have had since moving to Muncie. I am thankful for the time, dedication, and information provided by so many leaders in the community.”
– Caitlin Zink, Ivy Tech Community College

For registration information contact Brenda Brumfield.

2023 ACL Members

2022 ACL Members

2021 ACL Members

Registration is now open!

  • $500 for Chamber Members
  • $600 for non-members


The starting date is September 12 and will continue each Thursday, from 7:30–10 a.m. through November.

Participants must be present at weekly sessions at least 80% to complete the program. Participation in a service project is also a requirement.

* If you are not sure if your employer is a chamber member, please look at our membership directory