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

Our Mission

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.


for more info, email:

info (at) MidcoastLeadershipAcademy (dot) org

Lead Program 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."

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

Sustaining Sponsor

Media 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

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

With Special Thanks (MLA9)

Lead Program Sponsor:  Bangor Savings Bank

Media Sponsor:              Village Soup

Sustaining Sponsor:       Unity Foundation

Coffee Connection &

  Alumni Breakfast     First National Bank

Program Day Sponsors for MLA9: 

     Opening Retreat:                       Horch Roofing

     Justice Day:                               All-4-U Staffing

     Health & Human Services Day:   Waldo County General Hospital/
​                                                            Pen Bay Medical Center

     Creative Economy Day                Pica

     Environment & Conservation      Revision Energy

     Education Day                                    

     Local Government Day               

     State Government                                 

     Heritage Industries                      Su Wood (MLA3)

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