Hamilton County Leadership Academy celebrates 30th anniversary by honoring alumni, including CCHA’s Leslie Craig Henderzahs

POST DATE: 8.12.21
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CCHA is proud to call the Hamilton County Leadership Academy (HCLA) a partner, given their commitment to educating and inspiring leadership to create a positive impact in our communities.

Recently, HCLA recognized 30 of its most accomplished alumni in honor of the organization’s 30th anniversary. The HCLA Impact Awards were presented during the eighth annual Leadership Summit. Awards were presented to those who have distinguished themselves in Hamilton County through the following criteria: Made an outstanding impact on a community through contributions to a nonprofit organization; extensive community engagement portfolio; substantive participation and leadership on community committees, work; evidence of engaging and impact on others in the volunteer effort; leadership in areas of professional or community development; and leadership in addressing issues, influencing change, or pursuing new ideas from the perspective of education, public policy or philanthropy.

“These distinguished leaders are making an incredible impact on where we live, work and play,” HCLA Executive Director Andrea Marley stated. “For our 30th anniversary, it is an honor to highlight and celebrate the service of these award winners — a challenging list to compose due to the extraordinary alumni in which HCLA proudly invests.”

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In addition to these recipients, CCHA’s own Leslie Craig Henderzahs — a member of HCLA’s Class of 1995 — was awarded the HCLA’s 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award. Henderzahs recently completed a term as president of the Indiana State Bar Association and has served the community through positions on local nonprofit boards.

“The HCLA has fostered a great many leaders, now approaching 800, who collectively make Hamilton County a model community,” Henderzahs said. “Here, we are fortunate to raise our families, stimulate culture and education, and most importantly, come together and call it home. Each and every graduate of the HCLA has contributed significantly to the enrichment of Hamilton County. I am honored to be among this group of fine people who strive for excellence and achievement each day. I am so appreciative of those before us who blazed the trail.’’

CCHA congratulates all those recognized for their commitment to serving their communities, including our own Leslie Craig Henderzahs.