GREENFIELD — Leadership Hancock County’s 20th class recently devoted a day to learning more about the county’s history.
The group visited the James Whitcomb Riley Boyhood Home and Museum on Oct. 5 as part of its History Day tour, which made stops at several significant historical sites in the county as class members took in highlights of the county’s history.
Leadership Hancock County is a tuition-supported leadership academy that immerses budding leaders throughout the county in leadership discussions and experiences during an eight-month program.
The nonprofit group calls residents to brainstorm options for tackling community issues while utilizing their leadership skills, and groups within the program take on projects each year aimed at bettering the community.
The organization was formed in the 1990s with the mission to inspire residents to foster the traits needed to take on positions of leadership within the community.
This year’s class, the second-largest in the organization’s history, kicked off its year with a two-day retreat Sept. 15.
Classes for Leadership Hancock County are conducted once a month through March. Topics include community issues, business and agriculture, local government and leadership challenges.