Barberton Community Leadership Institute Applications Open

Applications are now being accepted for Barberton CLI Class 4. The program is an in-depth learning experience presented as a partnership with Leadership Akron with funding from the Barberton Community Foundation and Tuscora Park Health & Wellness Foundation. Since 1984, Leadership Akron has empowered leaders by offering opportunities for learning, connectivity, and involvement with key leaders in the community. The Barberton CLI will use Leadership Akron’s proven educational model to enhance the skill set of current and future leaders.


Barberton CLI provides a series of learning experiences, each focused on a specific dimension of the community. Topics include Youth/Education, Community Health, Economic Vitality, Arts/Quality of Life and Public/Social Service. The program also features community-based learning experiences focused on Barberton’s key assets and decision-makers. It will link community issues to the broader picture of Summit County. Through this opportunity, participants will grow as leaders and see how the impact of their involvement can help advance Barberton.


Interested applicants can find more information and apply online at