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 Inc. 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. The program 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 (LWF) 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 2015 Adult Class is now closed. Please check back in the future for information about the upcoming Class of 2016.


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


Download 2015 Adult Program Schedule HERE



LWF Board

Chair – Matthew Park

Midwestern State University

 Past Chair/Treasurer – Marla Malone

Nonprofit Center

Chair Elect – LeAnn Scharbrough

Vernon College

Secretary – Michael Mills

Midwestern State University

Cammie Dean

Midwestern State University

Carla Rogers

Hirschi Realtors

Chris Aday

Union Square FCU

Clayton Hein

U.S. Adjusting Services

Donna Vaughn

American National Bank

Gene Strouth


Jackie Hamm

The Kitchen

Jan Driver


Jessica Bennett

Vernon College

Julie Ayres


Michael Boyle

American National Bank

Missy Seay

Northwestern Mutual Financial Network

Shelly Mills

Higginbotham ATMD

Stephen Santellana

W.S. Construction

Lone Star Hwy. Products

Steve Sims

United Regional

Stewart Harvey

Nonprofit Center

Tina Taylor

Texoma Community Credit Union

Vicki Donahue

United Regional


We appreciate all of our supporters!

Leadership Wichita Falls would like to thank the following Program Sponsors:


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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. For more information, you may also contact Vicki Donahue.


Download 2015 Youth Leadership Schedule HERE



The alumni resources of Leadership Wichita Falls strive to provide LWF graduates with tools to make Wichita Falls a better place to work, live and enjoy life through its programs and contacts.

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 with one or more of these committees, please email lwf.alumni@gmail.com.

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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.  Perhaps you’d like to reconnect; maybe you see something that needs correction on this site; or maybe you’d just like to share a memory.  Whatever the reason, we urge you to send us a message and let us know you were here today.


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