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



Jeff Pittman
Class of 2014

Mike Hopper
Class of 2015
Past Chair
Vernon College

Gordon Drake
Class of 2015
Chair Elect

Jonathin Hurst
Class of 2016
Union Square

Ben Ezzell
Class of 2017
Work Services Corp

Julie Ayres
Class of 2013
Verizon Corporate

Lauren Allen
Class of 2019
Nimz Law

Randall Barker
Class of 2016
American Electric Power

Crystal Battaglino
Class of 2017

LeAnn Burrus
Class of 2019
Work Services Corp

Melissa Collins
Class of 2017
Helen Farabee

Rusty Downs
Class of 2019
Wichita Falls Fire Dept

Guy Gilmore
Class of 2017

Miranda Harvey
Class of 2019
MWH Group

Colby Huffman
Class of 2012

Ashley Hurst
Class of 2019
Midwestern State

Lisa Kipp
Class of 2017
Child Advocates

Cody Magana
Class of 2015
White Realty

Charlie Martin
Class of 2019
Helen Farabee Centers

Lisa McCarthy
Class of 2019
Standard Sales

David Morris
Class of 2018
Standard Sales

Carla Rogers
Class of 2012
Past Chair
Hirschi Realtors

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. 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

Class of 2020

Thursday, Jan 16th
5:00p -7:00p
Meet & Greet Class of 2020
Employers & Spouses Welcome
Saturday, Jan 18th
Orientation & Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, Jan 18th
Orientation Dinner & Social Event
Tuesday, Jan 21st
Leadership I
Tuesday, Jan 28th
Leadership II
Saturday, Feb 8th
Team Building I
Tuesday, Feb 11th
Education Day
Tuesday, Feb 18th
Leadership III
Tuesday, Feb 25th
Nonprofit / Special Needs
Saturday, Feb 29th
Community Awareness
Tuesday, March 3rd
Government Day
Tuesday, March 10th
What’s Happening WF
Friday, Mar 13th
Alumni Party
Tuesday, March 24th
Public Safety I
Tuesday, March 31st
Nonprofit II
Tuesday, April 7th
Local Economy
Tuesday, April 14th
Saturday, April 18th
Community Service
Saturday, April 25th
Team Building II (ROPES)
Tuesday, April 28th
Public Safety II
Friday, May 8th
7:30a – 4:30p
Team Building III (Retreat)
Saturday, May 9th
5:30p -9:30p
Graduation & Dinner


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.


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