The new 2020 Hamilton County Leadership Academy Class kicks off their class year at their opening retreat at Waycross Camp and Conference Center in Morgantown, Ind. The Leadership Academy’s mission is to connect people, cultivate a network of leaders and inspire them to serve their community. This year’s class began with a retreat in August. Their first regular session is Sept. 12 when they study county and municipal government. Over the next several months they will delve into business, agriculture, the courts, arts, recreation and more. The class wraps up next June.