Leadership Franklin County (LFC)

Leadership Franklin County (LFC) is comprised of these programs:
Leadership Franklin County Community
Leadership Franklin County Youth

Leadership Franklin County Alumni

Leadership Franklin County Community


LFC Community is the flagship leadership Program founded in 1986.  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 2019-2020 will be available in late spring 2019. The application will be available online here. The employer survey is available online here.

Do you need a volunteer group to help advanced  a program, project, or organization?   LFC 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 for the class of 2019-2020 will be available by June of 2019.  For more information please contact  Ginny Harriger at 717-264-7101 ext. 205 or gharriger@chambersburg.org.


Leadership Franklin County Youth


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.

Apply online for the LFC Youth class of 2019-2020 or LFC Youth Application Packet 2019-2020   Application deadline has been extended until 2/28/19 (due to weather cancellations in area schools this winter)

For more information, view the program brochure or contact Ginny Harriger at 717-264-7101 ext. 205 or gharriger@chambersburg.org.


Leadership Franklin County Alumni

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.

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 LFC Graduates  available here.

LFC Alumni partners with Relay for Life of Chambersburg to run 2 events at IceFest each year: The Polar Plunge Dunk Tank & 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.

To join the LFC Alumni Committee or for more information on sponsoring, volunteering or participating in these events contact committee chair Michele Ford to volunteer at mkford2130@gmail.com.


LFC Alumni of the Year

Each year LFC acknowledges the accomplishments of an alumni with the LFC Alumni of the Year award.   The Alumni Committee of Leadership Franklin County seeks nominations annually starting in January to recognize a Leadership Franklin County graduate who has distinguished themselves in their professional and/or voluntary careers and who has shown continuing service, interest and support in the growth of Franklin County.  The winner is honored in May during the LFC Community graduation.

2018 LFC Alumni of the Year nominations are due by March 1st, 2019 and be submitted online by clicking here 

A list of the LFC Alumni of the Year winners is available here.   See all LFC graduates by clicking here


Recommendation Criteria:

Nominee must be a graduate of the Leadership Franklin County Program for at least three years

(75 %) – Community Services – “The scope and breadth of service nominee has provided, the impact of his/her actions on the community, and involvement in a variety of service initiatives.”

  • Position/Role
  • Role Model/Mentoring
  • Recognition & Awards
  • Influence/Impact on Community
  • Fundraising/Giving

(25 %) – Professional Service – “Career movement and development, professional recognition, professional accomplishments, and significant contributions to nominee’s profession.”

  • Leadership Role/Position
  • Longevity of Position
  • Professional Affiliations
  • Promotions