As the Hamilton Co. Leadership Academy celebrates its 25th anniversary, Current is highlighting local leaders who have helped build and sustain the program, which focuses on strengthening our community by developing informed leaders. In June, another class of engaged citizens will join the 600-plus graduates already working to make a difference.
Chad Huff, HCLA Class of 2015
Family: Wife, Kristen; daughters, Addie, 7, and Ella, 5; son, Luke, 2
Career, community involvement: Owner, CSI Signs. Huff also is a board member for Westfield’s Grand Junction Derby and a member at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel and The Club at Chatham Hills in Westfield.
Nice to know: Huff started his business in 2001, when he was 19.
What impact has HCLA made in the community? “A lot of the county’s leaders and future leaders have been through the program, and at a minimum it makes leaders more well-rounded by letting them have first-hand experience with all the inner workings of the different pieces that make our county great.”
What is your vision for the future of Hamilton Co,? “To grow the county economically, to better our schools to be the best of the best, to make sure there is a strong development plan in place to make sure there is the right balance in the county from housing to businesses to green space and agriculture.”
What is one change you would love to see that would improve our community for everyone? “For citizens to get more involved and volunteering their time, it in my opinion is a huge key in building a great community.”
Favorite thing to do in Hamilton Co.: “Taking the family to the different parks and trails in Hamilton County.”