As the Hamilton County Leadership Academy enters its 25th anniversary year, 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.
Steve Dillon, HCLA Class of 2007
Family: Wife Amanda; sons John, Michael, David and Matthew.
Career: Director of Goodwill Education Initiatives’ Excel Center-Noblesville since May, Dillon spent more than 30 years as a teacher and administrator at Carmel Clay Schools, most recently as director of student services. He also spent five years as a school leader in Hamilton Heights School Corporation during the time Ryan White was enrolled.
Community involvement: Carmel Education Foundation Board, CCS District AdvancedEd Committee, Cub Scout Pack 197 Committee Chairman, Hamilton County Community Corrections Advisory Board.
Nice to know: An Eagle Scout, Dillon had the opportunity to meet President Bill Clinton twice: “Once at the White House while he was president and once here in Hamilton County.”
Biggest HCLA takeaway: “It gave me the opportunity to make wonderful, long lasting professional connections.”
What impact has the program made on our community? “HCLA is raising the awareness of a group of county professionals [not only]about the concerns in our county, but also about all of the wonderful opportunities that are available every day for our residents.”
Last movie you saw? Star Wars – The Force Awakens
Last book you read? Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek
Favorite thing to do in Hamilton County: “It’s a wonderful place to spend time with family!”
Best-kept Hamilton County secret: “Our county is a very safe and affordable place to live and raise a family!”