Leadership Wichita Falls

PASSIONATE LEADERS SERVING WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS

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.

WHAT IS THE ADULT CLASS?

The Adult Leadership program runs from January to May each year. It culminates with a class project aimed at serving the community. A class of 40 future leaders of Wichita Falls will learn their leadership styles, project management, and how to work with a team. They will have experienced every facet of our community from government and public service to the needs of non-profit organizations.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

Any adult ages 18+ can apply. The tuition is $650 and is typically paid by the participant’s organization.

Leadership Wichita Falls is especially valuable to new residents of the Wichita Falls area and professionals whose business demands have precluded extensive community exposure.

Leadership Wichita Falls recruits and prepares individuals for community leadership and provides a foundation for ongoing community involvement. Over 1,200 community members have participated in the program.

LEARN

The program provides opportunities for each class to
learn the needs of the community, work together, and create a lasting bond.

LEADERSHIP I // LEADERSHIP II // TEAM BUILDING I // EDUCATION DAY & STRENGTHFINDERS // LEADERSHIP III & GLOBAL LEADERSHIP // NONPROFIT DAY I – SPECIAL NEEDS // COMMUNITY AWARENESS // GOVERNMENT DAY // WHAT’S HAPPENING WICHITA FALLS // PUBLIC SAFETY POLICE DEPT. // NONPROFIT DAY II // ECONOMY DAY // HEALTH SERVICES // COMMUNITY SERVICE DAY // ROPES- TEAM EXERCISES // TEAM BUILDING III // GRADUATION

CREATE

As a team, each class creates a project, fundraiser,
or event to benefit a local non-profit organization.

HOTTER ‘N HELL HUNDRED // MANE EVENT // CHARACTER BANNERS // 47 MILES – TORNADO BOOK // LEGACY GALA // THOR // FALLS FAST & FURIOUS // RED RIVER SMOKEOUT // RED RIVER HOOP JAM // DUMPSTER DINE // BAGS 4 BRAGS

LEAD

Alumni members continuing to work together for a future generation of leaders.

The Board is made up of people from many different industries who are passionate about creating future leaders and providing opportunities for service for all graduates.

Interested in joining the Board? Email us today!

DAVID MORRIS
CHAIR
Class of 2018
Standard Sales
MELISSA COLLINS
CHAIR-ELECT
Class of 2017
Helen Farabee Centers
MIRANDA HARVEY
SECRETARY
Class of 2019
MWH Group, Inc.
JONATHIN HURST
TREASURER
Class of 2016
Union Square Credit Union
MARLA MALONE
ADMINISTRATOR
Non-Profit Center at Midwestern State University
Sunday Abubakar
Class of 2020
Kell Auto Sales
Julie Ayres
Class of 2013
Verizon Corporate
Lauren Allen
Class of 2019
Lauren Allen Law
Randall Barker
Class of 2016
City of Wichita Falls
Michael Battaglino
Michael Battaglino
Class of 2017
Sheppard Air Force Base
Katie Britt
Class of 2020
Wichita Falls Chamber
James Connor
Class of 2018
Sheppard Air Force Base
Rusty Downs
Class of 2019
Wichita Falls Fire Dept
Lauren Hargrove
Class of 2020
Helen Farabee Centers
Mike Hopper
Class of 2015
Vernon College
Ashley Hurst
Class of 2019
Midwestern State University
Lisa Kipp
Class of 2017
Decorator Outlet
Charlie Martin
Class of 2019
Helen Farabee Centers
Lisa McCarthy
Class of 2019
Standard Sales
Jeff Pittman, Past Chair
Class of 2014
Sheppard Air Force Base
David Preston
Class of 2016
Community Healthcare Center
Carla Rogers
Class of 2012
Hirschi Realtors
Ricky Taylor
Class of 2016
FirstCapital Bank of Texas

WHAT IS THE YOUTH PROGRAM?

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 participate. One hundred percent of the program is underwritten through 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.

ARE YOU A MEMBER OF THE NEXT BEST CLASS EVER?

OUR MISSION IS TO RECRUIT, EDUCATE AND DEVELOP INDIVIDUALS FOR CIVIC LEADERSHIP WHILE PROVIDING A FOUNDATION AND ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES FOR COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT.

Thanks to our sponsors.

You make a difference.

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