Leadership Uvalde

What is it?

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.

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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.

Program acceptance:

  • 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 commitment required for graduation?
  • Attend Orientation Day

  • Attend 7 of the 8 Education Days

  • Attend 1 of each:

    • City Council Meeting​

    • County Commissioners Meeting

    • School Board Meeting

  • Attend 5 Chamber Ribbon Cuttings​

  • Be a Chamber Volunteer at:

    • Annual Dinner & Awards Banquet​

    • Cactus Jack PBR Rodeo

    • Hunters Roundup

    • Labor Day Parade 

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