Meet your leaders: Julia Church Kozicki


As Hamilton County 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.


Julia Church Kozicki, HCLA Class of 2003

Hometown: Noblesville

Lives: Noblesville

Works: Carmel

Family: Parents Doug and Kathy Church; husband Jeff Kozicki; sons JD and Josh Kozicki

Career: A graduate of Noblesville High School, Indiana University and Loyola University Chicago School of Law, she serves as legal counsel for the Sigma Kappa sorority at its national headquarters.

Community involvement: Kozicki was elected to Noblesville’s Board of School Trustees in May 2006 and re-elected in 2010 and 2014. She also chairs the Indiana State Bar Association’s Corporate Counsel section and is Region 5 director for the Indiana School Board Association. Kozicki is a past president of the Hamilton County Leadership Academy board and was the HCLA Class of 2011’s dean.

Nice to know: The onetime Jeopardy! champion sings in a women’s trio and also is part of Noblesville First United Methodist Church’s 75-plus-member choir.

Biggest HCLA takeaway: “Even as a lifetime Hamilton County resident — and having the original dean in my household — I learned so many things … by taking the class. And I learned even more the year I served as dean. We connect with so many interesting people and opportunities through the HCLA experience.”

What impact has the program made on our community? “HCLA has provided a pool of leaders who are now stepping into roles around the county.”

What is one change you would love to see that would improve our community for everyone? “I would love to see improved transportation options.”

Favorite Hamilton County restaurant, park, venue, etc.: The Hamilton or The Local, Forest Park Aquatic Center.

Favorite thing to do in Hamilton County: Symphony on the Prairie: 4th of July concert and fireworks.