The mission of Leadership Allegany is to provide a dynamic learning environment where adult professionals who live, work or have vested interest in Allegany County grow their leadership abilities, create connections, and impact their communities.
Our core values, based on the Social Change Model of leadership, include:
Consciousness of Self
Controversy with Civility
Houghton University and The Greater Allegany County Chamber of Commerce (GACCC) collaborated to establish a county wide leadership program.
A five-member committee invested a full year of research, fundraising and curriculum development resulting in the successful launch of the first cohort.
Alfred State College came on board to join as co-chair.
After GACCC ceased operation, the Cuba Chamber of Commerce further solidified its long term support by formally joining this initiative. Houghton University, Alfred State College, and the Cuba Chamber of Commerce continue to partner to offer this unique leadership experience.
Program Learning Outcomes
We seek the following outcomes for each professional who invests the time and effort to complete the program.
Leadership Allegany Co-Chair
Jonathan works at Alfred State College as Asst. Vice President of Wellbeing & Student Support. He is a Leadership Allegany graduate from the class of 2013.
Phyllis Gaerte, Houghton University
Jonathan Hilsher ’13, Alfred State College
Bruce Campbell '11
Allegany County Area Foundation
Michele Conklin ’15
Palmer Opera House
Michelle Denhoff '18
Allegany County Planning Office
Allegany County Industrial Development Agency, Vice Chair
Trina LaFleur ‘12
Cuba Chamber of Commerce, SCORE