Our Mission


With Special Thanks (MLA10)


Lead Program Sponsor:  Bangor Savings Bank

Sustaining Sponsor:       Unity Foundation

Event Sponsors:     


Program Day Sponsors for MLA10: 

     Opening Retreat:                         Horch Roofing                   

     Justice Day:                                 All-4-U, Inc. & 180 Sealcoating

     Health & Human Services Day:     Penbay Medical Center  

     Creative Economy Day                 PICA     

     Environment & Conservation        Revision Energy &

                                                            The Bayview  Collection    

     Education Day                                    

     Local Government Day               

     State Government                                 

     Heritage Industries   


Hosting Sponsors                            Camden Snow Bowl

                                                       Waldo County Technical School

                                                       Penobscot Marine Museum


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

Media Sponsor.

Sustaining Sponsor

Lead Program Sponsor

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

Pandemic Update 


Midcoast Leadership Academy's 10th program year (MLA10) has been put on "pause" until the fall of 2020.


We regret that we will not be accepting applications for MLA11 until the summer of 2021, with an anticipated program start date of September 2021.


Our focus during the pandemic and until the summer of 2021 will be alumni engagement and the completion of MLA10.

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for more info, email:

info (at) MidcoastLeadershipAcademy (dot) org


"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."


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

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