Walker County residents have an opportunity to learn more about their community when the next Huntsville Leadership Institute class begins Sept. 9.

Laura Green, HLI coordinator and events and communications manager for the sponsoring Huntsville-Walker County Chamber of Commerce, said 5 p.m. Aug. 15 is the deadline to submit an application to become part of Class 27.

To request an application or for more information, call 295-8113, visit the Chamber office at 1327 11th Street or e-mail chamber@chamber.huntsville.tx.us with HLI in the subject line

Green said the $750 tuition covers the nine-month program — September through May; the overnight retreat, all class sessions and materials, meals, field trips, the graduation ceremony, and all other incidentals.