New Leaders Council Kentucky. Champion progress.
New Leaders Council Kentucky is an inclusive leadership development program equipping bright individuals with the skills, network, and confidence they need to champion progress. We bring diverse Kentuckians together from private, public, and nonprofit sectors to learn with and from each other. Our institutes empower fellows to harness their strengths with newfound awareness, and envelop them in a strong, supportive, and far-reaching alumni network they can leverage for the betterment of our commonwealth.
We have welcomed over 170 fellows into our alumni family.
We have hosted over 30 events to engage the communities in the awesome work our fellows are doing across the Commonwealth.
Our program is open to residents of all counties in the Commonwealth. Our fellows have come from Pikeville to Paducah and Mayfield to Maysville.
“I chose to join NLC because I wanted an affordable opportunity to develop new skills and a chance to transform my progressive values into action. But more than that, I wanted to be in NLC because I respected its alumni. I saw that graduates of the NLC Institutes were mission-driven public servants doing incredible things for their communities and for each other. They are the kind of people who do the slow, difficult work every day that makes long-term change possible. Now as a graduate of the NLC Institute, I’m proud to be in that number, using the training I received and the connections that I made to push for change in Kentucky too. And I urge others to join us because the work is far from done.”
“Being surrounded by the driven individuals in NLC, with diverse backgrounds and perspectives, gave me confidence and direction for how I can reinvest in myself and my community.”
“NLC surrounded me with folks who have ideas to improve the lives of others and the communities around them. It gave me the confidence to know that I belong in some of the rooms that I attend now and that my voice carries weight.”
2024 NLC Kentucky Fellows
NLC Kentucky Alumni
Loandria “Andi” Dahmer
Vissha P. Souza
Taylor Dale Clark
Allison Dean Crawford
Ana’ Neicia Williams
Dr. Trent Garrison
Julianna O Brien
Sherelle Roberts Pierre
Jonathan Fowler Fowler
Joseph (Joe) Lyon