Emerging Leaders Alliance

Apply to be a Member of the Emerging Leaders Alliance Today!

Young leaders are encouraged to join the Emerging Leaders Alliance (ELA) and fulfill the mission of building a network of young professionals committed to developing a community of future leaders and creating opportunities for action, growth and regional pride.

With a working executive committee and board, the ELA serves as an advisory body to the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership. These young leaders work alongside regional business leaders on economic and community development initiatives, playing a critical role in the momentum of regional economic development.

Want to have your voice heard? Join the ELA today!

To join the ELA, please download the General Membership Application Packet and contact Rachel Stephens.

About Us

Today's young professionals are risk takers, innovators, doers, and creators. We are a generation of young leaders just like you, and we are influencing the progress of Northeast Indiana.

The Emerging Leaders Alliance (ELA) is a network of young professionals committed to developing a community of future leaders and together creating opportunities for action, growth, and regional pride.

If you want to take your career one step further or create positive change in your community, then the ELA is your place for advancement, growth, and powerful possibility.

Serving as an advisory body to the Regional Partnership and supporting the Vision 2030 initiative, the ELA works to help the region maximize its potential and become an even greater place where businesses and people can thrive.

We are ready to welcome new members. Join us.

Why Young Professionals?

Young professionals, with their unique position in the workplace, is critical to the success of our communities and our region. A mix of desire and passion makes young professionals quite magnetic, and this passion is not something we take lightly. It’s something we feed off of.

The ELA was originally established as the Millenial Leaders Alliance following the outcome of a 2012 survey of 2,700 millennials in Northeast Indiana, which asked young residents in our area for their thoughts on the region’s greatest assets and biggest challenges.

The results were eye-opening. We learned that in order to compete in the global marketplace, increase business investment, and attract and retain a talented workforce, we needed to include the voice of our future leaders. Those future leaders include you.

And they’re right.

Your leadership, your innovation, and your grit are critical to helping Northeast Indiana increase business investment and compete in the global marketplace. 

If you are ready to get involved, now is the time. Give us a call today, and let’s start making a positive impact in your life and in your community.

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