Lake Cities Chamber Leadership Program


The Lake Cities Chamber Leadership Program is a 9- month professional development program designed to identify, motivate and develop community leaders.  This program will help current and future leaders in businesses and other community organizations develop their leadership skills, community knowledge, and professional networks.  Through the program, participants will learn and refine their leadership styles, meet and make connections with leaders in the community, and discover opportunities for community engagement and involvement.  Lake Cities Chamber Leadership is the best way to get involved in the Lake Cities Communities, regardless if you were born here or new to the area.

I Want to be a Leader – How do I Apply?

Lake Cities Chamber Leadership will begin in September with a team-building course and end in May with a graduation of the participants. The class will meet most months on the 1st Tuesday from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Cost to participate is $750. Scholarships may be available.  Participation is open to all citizens residing and/or doing business in the Lake Cities (Corinth, Hickory Creek, Lake Dallas, Shady Shores). Participation is limited to 20 participants for the 2021-2022 class.   

TIME COMMITMENT -  In order to accomplish the Lake Cities Leadership Program’s objectives, the full participation of each individual is essential.  This Program commences in September 2021 with an orientation reception and mandatory Team Building Day and ends in May with a graduation ceremony.   Participants meet once each month for one-day sessions along with a mandatory overnight, two-day visit to the State Capitol and Legislature in Austin.  Participants are also required to work with their class on a Community Service Project (additional time commitments will be required in order to fulfill the Community Service Project)

Submission of your application indicates that you are fully aware of the time commitment that will be required as a participant, that the attendance at the opening retreat as well as the Austin session are mandatory and that if you miss more than two of the remaining sessions, for any reason, you will be automatically dropped from the program with no portion of the tuition refunded.
Tuition and Sponsorships are non-refundable and non-transferable.


September – Orientation reception with overview on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. (Overview from 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM, reception from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM)  Team Building on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM.

October – State Government (trip to Austin) – See how state government works, up close.   Visit with Representatives and Senators, tour the State Capitol, and the Governor’s Mansion.  

November – Social Services -Learn how the non-profit sector helps connect and support our community.

December – County Government – Meet our County Judge and Commissioners.  Attend a County Commissioners court.  Learn how decisions are made that affect each of us and our families.

January – City Government – Learn about our four Lake Cities, their roots, what’s going on today and what they anticipate for their future. Hear how your local government responds to you. Visit with the Mayors, explore public services such as police and fire.

February – Education – Our workforce pipeline is critical to our economic future. Hear directly from representatives of our higher education institutions and visit campuses.

March – Utilities – Power Up! Learn how our homes and businesses are heated and cooled, how our water is delivered to each resident and how Broadband is evolving.

April – Transportation – Infrastructure is one of our most important assts.  Hear about roads and rail and the critical impact they have on our cultural and economic development.  

May – Graduation luncheon at noon on WEDNESDAY, May 11, 2022


Applications may be submitted by email OR mail to:
Lake Cities Chamber of Commerce
Lake Cities Leadership
PO Box 1028
Lake Dallas, TX 75065