Graduate Testimonials

"A leader’s life is shaped by experiences both good and bad and the Master's course reminds us of the value of both and the need to use what we've learned to improve our community and make a lasting difference."
-Daniel R. Farmer, Masters Class 1


"I Am Leadership"  Richard Brooks, Financial Advisor & Presbyterian Minister, Masters Class 7

"I Am Leadership" Linda Akenhead, Civic Volunteer, Masters Class 5 & Leadership Class 13



To enhance the knowledge of accomplished leaders about our Huntsville/Madison County’s successes and challenges, to engage them in generating creative responses to those challenges, and to inspire each to pursue opportunities that will enrich their lives and the quality of life for everyone in our community.


The Masters curriculum covers the major sectors of the Huntsville/Madison County community. Participants meet approximately twice a month for three months to be educated about these key topics and introduced to core resources, it helps them see the needs in the community and become enthusiastic about helping to meet those needs to enhance our community.

 Current Class Information, Masters Class 8

February - May 2017

Program Dates & Themes

Program day time commitment is approximately 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., and class size is 25 - 30 leaders. Each program day will include community focus and issues and class discussions, featuring the leaders from each program day's sector:

  • Orientation –Tuesday, February 21, 2017
  • Day 1, Human Services – Tuesday, February 28, 2017 
  • Day 2, Economic Base – Tuesday, March 14, 2017
  • Day 3, Education – Tuesday, March 28, 2017
  • Day 4, Health – Tuesday, April 11, 2017
  • Day 5, Culture & Leisure – Tuesday, April 25, 2017
  • Day 6, Government/Graduation  – Tuesday, May 9, 2017


To enquire about the program contact: Mary Stewart or (256) 489-2281, ext. 303 for more information