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 for the class of 2019-2020 will be available by June of 2019.  Contact The Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce at chamber@chambersburg.org, 717-264-7101 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 2019-2020  are now open for high school students who are currently in 9th grade and will be entering 10th grade in the fall of 2019.  Application deadline is Feb. 20th, 2019.

For more information please contact Ginny Harriger at 717-264-7101 ext. 205 or gharriger@chambersburg.org.

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

Creating Engaging Workplace Cultures

What makes a strong culture?

Corporate culture just may be the most important item on your agenda, but it’s not likely to be a line item on your budget. It is frequently addressed in meetings, but seldom actioned upon in any significant way. Culture is the thing that you do when you have the time or a little extra budget.

However, we all know that the right corporate culture provides the foundation for sustainable growth and profit. Driving a culture that engages employees is a critical element for success and our fundamental responsibility as leaders.

Join us for an opportunity to learn, reflect and identify ways to enhance your own corporate culture.

Led by John Rodgers of JR Rodgers & Associates.


Tuesday September 25, 2018

8:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Program

Penn State Extension – Ag Heritage Building, Rooms 7 & 8
181 Franklin Farm Land, Chambersburg

$99 includes continental breakfast
Register or get more information at www.chambersburg.org/events

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.




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