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


MLA9


Now accepting applications for MLA9


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


To positively impact the economic and cultural quality of life in Midcoast Maine by enhancing the professional and personal development of existing 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!"

"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."

With Special Thanks


Sustaining Sponsor:  Unity Foundation


Lead Program Sponsor:  Bangor Savings Bank


Program Day Sponsors for MLA8: 

     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                      Maine Outdoors

     Heritage Industries





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 benefit from efforts to further develop the skills of existing and emerging leaders with 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