About

Mission Statement:

To recruit, develop, and prepare individuals for civic leadership while providing a foundation and ongoing opportunities for community involvement.


 

Founded in 1979, Leadership Wichita Falls (LWF) is a community orientation and leadership training program. One of over 700 leadership programs throughout the country, Leadership Wichita Falls shares the common belief that the single most important ingredient in building a successful community is an investment in leadership.

 

 

LWF Board

Julie Ayres Class of 2013 Chair Verizon Corporate

Julie Ayres
Class of 2013
Chair
Verizon Corporate

Vicki Boyle Class of 2013 Chair Elect URHCS

Vicki Boyle
Class of 2013
Chair Elect
URHCS

LeAnn Scharbrough Class of 2010 Past Chair WFISD

LeAnn Scharbrough
Class of 2010
Past Chair
WFISD

Marla Malone Class of 2010 Treasurer, Past Chair Nonprofit Center

Marla Malone
Class of 2010
Treasurer, Past Chair
Nonprofit Center

Linda Knox Class of 1999 Secretary Midwestern State Univ.

Linda Knox
Class of 1999
Secretary
Midwestern State Univ.

Michael Boyle Class of 1996 American National Bank & Trust

Michael Boyle
Class of 1996
American National
Bank & Trust

Jim Cadotte Class of 2004 All American Car Wash

Jim Cadotte
Class of 2004
All American Car Wash

Gordon Drake Class of 2015 OnCor

Gordon Drake
Class of 2015
OnCor

Jan Driver Class of 2012 WFISD

Jan Driver
Class of 2012
WFISD

Hannah Fryer Class of 2014 Child Advocates

Hannah Fryer
Class of 2014
Child Advocates

Mike Hopper Class of 2015 Vernon College

Mike Hopper
Class of 2015
Vernon College

Colby Huffman Class of 2012 Care Team of WF

Colby Huffman
Class of 2012
Care Team of WF

Cody Magana Class of 2015 ABF Logistics

Cody Magana
Class of 2015
ABF Logistics

Shelly Mills Class of 2012 Higginbotham & Assoc.

Shelly Mills
Class of 2012
Higginbotham & Assoc.

Matthew Park Class of 2004 Midwestern State Univ.

Matthew Park
Class of 2004
Midwestern State Univ.

Jeff Pittman Class of 2014 SAFB

Jeff Pittman
Class of 2014
SAFB

Kalee Poirot Class of 2014 Nonprofit Center

Kalee Poirot
Class of 2014
Nonprofit Center

Jon Reese Class of 2015 City of WF-Fire Dept.

Jon Reese
Class of 2015
City of WF-Fire Dept.

Carla Rogers Class of 2012 Hirschi Realtors

Carla Rogers
Class of 2012
Hirschi Realtors

Shannon Ryan Class of 2014 High Tech Office Systems

Shannon Ryan
Class of 2014
High Tech Office Systems

Stephen Santellana Class of 2003 Mayor of Wichita Falls/  W.S. Construction /  Lone Star Hwy Products

Stephen Santellana
Class of 2003
Mayor of Wichita Falls/
W.S. Construction /
Lone Star Hwy Products

Steve Sims Class of 2012 URHCS

Steve Sims
Class of 2012
URHCS

Fernando Tezaguic Class of 2011 URHCS

Fernando Tezaguic
Class of 2011
URHCS

Lynn Wiesen Class of 2015 URHCS

Lynn Wiesen
Class of 2015
URHCS

 

 

Sponsors

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Brandon-Shultz

cellsumore

Chad-Wilson

Fire and Safety

Gayle Morrison

LAW OFFICES OF JEFF MCKNIGHT LOGOLone StarMSUMyStaf

OK Concrete

Oncor

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STATE FARM INSURANCE CAROL WALKER LOGOtracey-densonUNION SQUARE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION LOGO URHC

VC

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WS CONSTRUCTION
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Adult

Leadership Wichita Falls is especially valuable to professionals whose business demands have precluded extensive community exposure and to new residents of the Wichita Falls area. Leadership Wichita Falls recruits and prepares individuals for community leadership and provides a foundation for ongoing community involvement. We have over 1,200 community members that have participated in our program.

 

Registration for the 2017 Adult Class is now accepting applications. Download the application here. 

 

If you have any questions, please contact us at leadershipwf@gmail.com

 

Find pictures of this year’s class on our Facebook Page.

Events Calendar

Date

Time

Program

Thursday, Jan 5th
5:15 pm
Meet & Greet Class of 2017
Employers & Spouses Welcome      
Saturday, Jan 14th
9:00a-3:00p
Orientation & Road Rally
Saturday, Jan 14th
6:00p-10:00p
Class 2017, Family & Board Social Fun Night  
Tuesday, Jan 17th
5:30p-9:30p
Leadership I
Tuesday, Jan 24th
5:30p-9:30p
Leadership II
Tuesday, Jan 31st
7:45a-5:00p
Education
Tuesday, Feb 7th
5:30p-9:30p
Leadership III
Thursday, Feb 16th
5:30p-9:30p
What’s Happening in WF
Tuesday, Feb 21st
7:45a-5:00p
City Government/County Gov
Saturday, Feb 25th
8:30a-5:00p
Community Awareness
Tuesday, Feb 28th
5:30p-9:30p
Health
Tuesday, March 7th
5:30p-9:30p
Common Ground
Tuesday, March 21st
7:45a-5:15p
SAFB/Nonprofit
Friday, March 31st
6:30p-9:30p
Alumni/Sponsors
Tuesday, April 4th
5:30p-9:30p
Public Safety I
Tuesday, April 11th
7:45a-5:00p
Special Needs
Saturday, April 22nd
7:30a-4:30p
ROPES
Tuesday, April 25th
5:30p-9:30p
Public Safety II
Saturday, April 29th
8am – 3pm
Retreat
Saturday, April 29th
6pm -9pm
Graduation & Dinner

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Youth Leadership

Since 1993, the youth of our community have enthusiastically embraced a journey that empowers each of them to realize the need for positive change and growth within our community as well as promotes their own personal growth.

 

 Each spring, 30 students are chosen from Hirschi, Wichita Falls High School, and Rider High School to make up the Youth Leadership class. The class is introduced to several leadership-building programs from February through April. The Youth Leadership program is offered at no cost to the students that are selected to go through. One hundred percent of the program is underwritten through the generous donations by local businesses and organizations.

 

If you or a student that you know would be interested in participating, please contact the College & Career Counselor at any of the three high schools. Students must be in 10th or 11th grade and be in good standing with their school. Contact us for more information.

 

Find pictures of this year’s class on our Facebook Page.

 

Alumni

The LWF Board of Directors would love for you to stay connected with our organization and other Alumni.  Most anyone who’s gone through the LWF program knows the impact it can have on you and the sense of pride you come away with for our wonderful community.

 

Participation in the alumni group is not mandatory, but is highly encouraged to continue the training, learning and more importantly, relationships built through participation in the Leadership Wichita Falls program.

 

To get involved, please email lwf.alumni@gmail.com.

 

You can also follow us on Facebook 

 

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