The mission of Leadership Hancock County is to develop capable and motivated leaders to assume an active role in the growth, management, and success of our communities.
In January 1994, Nancy King, Hancock County Home Economist met with Thomas Seng, CEO of Central Indiana Power, to discuss forming a leadership organization in Hancock County.
Together, Nancy and Thomas, along with Thomas P. Miller and Bobby Keen, helped to form the initial Leadership Hancock County steering committee.
The initial steering committee included: Thomas Miller, Steve Vail, Bobby Keen, Judy Crist, Bill Riggs, Karin Blue, Linda Bond, Marcia Parker, Thomas Seng, Nancy King, Gene Behler, Tim Raun, Debbie Clause, Gary Newman and Mike Burrow. They met several times to formally establish Leadership Hancock County. This committee shared the vision and volunteered to do the tough work to get the organization started.
Leadership Hancock County was formed as a 501 C (3) non-profit organization thanks to Karin Blue and Mike Burrow and has grown with everyone’s hard work to become a real asset to the community by providing leadership skills to nearly 25 people every year.
Some of the early projects included:
Leadership Hancock County has continued to grow and develop leaders in our community through classes, training, projects and more.