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


Passionate leaders serving Wichita Falls.

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

David Morris

Class of 2018
Standard Sales

Guy Gilmore

Chair Elect
Class of 2017

Miranda Harvey

Class of 2019
MWH Group

Jonathin Hurst

Class of 2016
Union Square

Jeff Pittman

Imm. Past Chair
Class of 2014

Lauren Allen

Class of 2019
Law Office of Lauren Allen

Julie Ayres

Class of 2013
Verizon Corporate

Randall Barker

Class of 2016
American Electric Power

Katie Britt

Class of 2020
Wichita Falls Chamber

Melissa Collins

Class of 2017
Helen Farabee Centers

Lauren Hargrove

Class of 2020
Helen Farabee Centers

Rusty Downs

Class of 2019
Wichita Falls Fire Dept

Mike Hopper

Class of 2015
Vernon College

Colby Huffman

Class of 2012

Ashley Hurst

Class of 2019
Midwestern State

Lisa Kipp

Class of 2017
Decorator Outlet

Cody Magana

Class of 2015
White Realty

Charlie Martin

Class of 2019
Helen Farabee Centers

Lisa McCarthy

Class of 2019
Standard Sales

David Preston

Class of 2016
Community Healthcare Center

Carla Rogers

Class of 2012
Past Chair
Hirschi Realtors

Ashley Sissel

Class of 2019

Ricky Taylor

Class of 2016
Fidelity Bank

This could be you!



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 Adult Class is now open.

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

Class of 2020

There are no upcoming events at this time.

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.


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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