Leadership Franklin County (LFC)

Leadership Franklin County (LFC) is comprised of four programs:
Leadership Franklin County Community
Leadership Franklin County Youth
Leadership Franklin County Advanced
Leadership Franklin County Alumni

Leadership Franklin County Community

Leadership Franklin County Community is sponsored by

LFC Community is the flagship leadership Program founded in 1985.  The mission of LFC Community is to develop a continuum of civic leaders who are engaged in the advancement of the community’s quality and growth. Participants are taken through a nine month course where they learn about leadership and their community. For more information, view the program brochure or flyer.

Applications for the class of 2018-2019 are now available and are due June 30, 2018. The application is available online here. The employer survey is available online here.

Do you need a volunteer group to help advanced  a program, project, or organization?

Leadership Franklin County Community might be a good resource for you!  Each year, participants in LFC Community are placed into groups of about 4 people and required to complete a community service project.  Requests for Projects forms for the class of 2019 are now available here and are due July 20.  Contact Robin Harmon at rharmon@chambersburg.org, 717-264-7101 x205 for more information.

Leadership Franklin County Youth

Leadership Franklin County Youth is sponsored by


LFC Youth began in 2009 with the mission to create a community of young people who are actively engaged in responsible, ethical and effective leadership.  The program is open to sophomore high school students in any of the Franklin County school districts.  Recruiting occurs during January and February of the student’s freshman year. For more information, view the program brochure.

Applications for the class of 2019  are closed. Applications for the class of 2019-2020 will be available by January 1, 2019 to high school students are are in 9th grade at that time.

Contact Robin Harmon, Executive Director at rharmon@chambersburg.org or 717-264-7101 x205 for more information.

Leadership Franklin County Advanced

LFC Advanced offers half or full day session several times a year on higher leadership. Past speakers include Lance Secretan, Horacio Sanchez, Scott Eblin, Steve Arneson and local leadership experts Pat Matthews, Dr. Robert Whitmore, Dr. Stephen Holoviak and Juanita Comp.  In 2016 LFC Advanced became a host site for the Leadercast Live Broadcast which is the single largest 1 day leadership event in the world.

Upcoming LFC Advanced Events

Leadercast 2018

Come to Leadercast – You’ll leave a better leader.  In spring of 2018 Leadership Franklin County Advanced will once again be hosting Leadership Live!  Registration is now open for Leadercast 2018! Lead Yourself! Click here for more information or to register. Don’t miss the early bird deadline of March 31. For information on Sponsoring Leadercast Live 2018 in Franklin County contact Robin Harmon at rharmon@chambersburg.org or 717-264-7101 x205.

As a Leadercast host site, LFC Advanced is excited to offer continuing Leadership training with Leadercast Now!  With a gold subscription you can receive again access to a constantly growing video library featuring Leaders Worth Following, discussion topics including:  Organizational Culture, Dealing with Difficult People, Decision Making, Team Building and more.  Use the videos and the activity tracker to build your leadership skills individually or within your organization to start meaningful discussions.  Click here to subscribe or for more information.

Leadership Franklin County Alumni

In addition to the three programs, LFC alumni stay active and involved in the community. A list of LFC alumni is available here. To stay up-to-date on LFC happenings, sign-up for the LFC e-newsletter or view the e-news archive. To join the LFC Alumni Committee contact committee chair Michele Ford at mkford2130@gmail.com. 

Looking for a non-profit board or committee position in Franklin County where you can make a difference?  In 2017 a LFC Community project team created a resource titled Leadership Franklin County Service Opportunities for Leadership Graduates and it is available here.

LFC Alumni partners with Relay for Life of Chambersburg to run 2 events at IceFest each year – the Polar Plunge Dunk Tank and the Run Your Ice Off 5k. Funds raised from these events each year support the LFC Alumni scholarship, Relay for Life, Downtown Chambersburg, Inc,. the Downtown Business Council and the Chambersburg Council for the Arts. For more information on sponsoring, volunteering or participating in these events contact committee chair Michele Ford to volunteer at mkford2130@gmail.com.

Each year Leadership Franklin County acknowledges the accomplishments of an alumni with the LFC Alumni of the Year award. Nomination forms are available by January 1 of year year on this site. A list of the Alumni of the Year winners is available here.