What is the Leadership Program?
Leadership Uvalde is a year-long program conducted by the Uvalde Area Chamber of Commerce and co-coordinated by the Uvalde Ambassadors.
(The Uvalde Ambassadors are the former graduates of the Leadership Uvalde Program.)
The Leadership Uvalde program creates in its class participants a comprehensive and objective awareness of the facets of our community by receiving education on the qualities that make our invaluable trade region unique. The program fosters a more thorough understanding and commitment to our Uvalde area, develops leaders to meet the demands of the future, and ensures that they are capable of promoting local commitment and dedication to the economic growth and prosperity of our city, county, and region.
The program was originally founded in 1992 and lasted until 1999. During that time it had more than 100 graduates, many of which still reside in Uvalde and are now prominent and influential leaders in the business community.
In 2015 the program was relaunched and has had more than 30 individuals participate to date.
Many of the opportunities available to this group are exclusive to the Leadership Uvalde program and not open to the general public. This provides the participants with many unique, rare and interesting experiences of behind-the-scenes and in-action workings of our local entities and businesses, giving them a personal connection and understanding of our community characteristics.
What are the application criteria?
Must be an employee (or owner) of an active Chamber Member Business.
Must reside in Uvalde county.
Exhibit interest in community affairs and have a desire to strengthen leadership skills.
ONE (1) Individual Chamber Member applicant can be accepted to the program per year.
ONE (1) employee per Chamber Member Business can be accepted to the program per year.
What is the program schedule?
Due by December 1st
Wednesday, December 4th
Wednesday, December 4th
Due by Orientation Day
Wednesday, January 15th
Friday, February 7th*
Wednesday, March 4th
Wednesday, April 1st
Wednesday, May 6th
Wednesday, June 3rd
Wednesday, July 1st
Wednesday, August 5th
Wednesday, September 2nd
Saturday, September 5th
Saturday, October 3rd,
Wednesday, October 7th
Wednesday, November 4th
Friday, November 6th
Wednesday, December 2nd
Friday, February 5th, 2021
- Completed Class of 2020 Application Due
- Candidate Interview
- Candidate Notification of Acceptance
- Payment of $200 Tuition Fee
- Orientation Day
- Induction Ceremony at the 100th Annual Banquet
- March Education Day: History
- RESCHEDULED DUE TO COVID-19
- May Education Day: Government
- June Education Day: Tourism
- July Education Day: Agriculture
- August Education Day: Small Business
- September Education Day: Large Business
- Labor Day Parade
- Corks and Kegs Queso Fest
- October Education Day: Education
- November Education Day: Healthcare
- 39th Annual Hunters Roundup
- Class of 2021 Interviews
- Graduation Ceremony at the 101st Annual Banquet
* Date TBD or Subject to Change
What is the commitment
required for graduation?
Attend Orientation Day
Attend 7 of the 8 Education Days
Held the first Wednesday of the Month, March - November, from 7:30am - 5:00pm.
Attend 1 of each:
City Council Meeting
County Commissioners Meeting
School Board Meeting
Attend 5 Chamber Ribbon Cuttings
Be a Chamber Volunteer at:
Cactus Jack PBR Rodeo
Corks and Kegs Queso Fest
Labor Day Parade
Perform Class of 2021 Interviews