With Special Thanks (MLA10)


Lead Program Sponsor:  Bangor Savings Bank

Media Sponsor:              Village Soup

Sustaining Sponsor:       Unity Foundation

Event Sponsors:     


Program Day Sponsors for MLA10: 

     Opening Retreat:                      

     Justice Day:                               

     Health & Human Services Day:   

     Creative Economy Day                

     Environment & Conservation      

     Education Day                                    

     Local Government Day               

     State Government                                 

     Heritage Industries   


Hosting Sponsors


Scholarship Sponsors


For information on Sponsorship Opportunities, email Robin McIntosh at appledore (dot) drm  (at)  gmail   (dot)  com.





Our Vision

Midcoast Maine is a unique region, rich with spirit, creativity, and tradition. We, as a community, need to nourish its promise.

All citizens of the region will benefit from efforts to further develop the knowledge and skills of existing and emerging community leaders who have the capacity to positively impact the success of the greater Midcoast.

Individuals from Knox and Waldo counties participating in this program will work together to sharpen and develop effective leadership skills, broaden their understanding of issues affecting the region, expand the network of committed regional leaders, and participate in a bright future for Midcoast Maine

Our Mission


Building a Network of Informed, Committed, and Engaged Community Leaders

Lead Program Sponsor

To positively impact the economic and cultural quality of life in Midcoast Maine by enhancing the professional and personal development of experienced and emerging community leaders

Sustaining Sponsor

Media Sponsor.

"This was a great experience, and the friendships and sense of connectedness the program fosters were a big influence on my decision to give up international teaching and focus on living in Maine and becoming more actively involved in Midcoast Maine."

"Once you've been through something like this, you feel like the possibilities for growth are endless.  A wonderful program - worthwhile!"


Our Tenth Year! 


Now accepting applications for MLA10


Considering applying?  Our selection committee is looking for people who have a desire to deepen their knowledge of the midcoast, to expand their community engagement network, and to learn from the experiences of fellow leaders.

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for more info, email:

info (at) MidcoastLeadershipAcademy (dot) org