Leadership Mineral Wells
Leadership Mineral Wells encourages personal and civic leadership and development in a variety of areas--from elected office to the social services sector and business community.
Having the broad-based knowledge Leadership Mineral Wells provides has enabled past participants to better serve the community in roles such as city council, Chamber board of directors, and hospital and school boards. Currently five members of the Mineral Wells City Council are Leadership alums.
In addition, Leadership Mineral Wells is an excellent way to meet and network with other leaders with the same objective: to make a difference in the Mineral Wells area and Palo Pinto County.
Pictured: Leadership Mineral Wells Class 19 on their orientation day in 2013.
Current Class: Leadership Mineral Wells 19
Class 19 is underwritten by Titan Bank with support from the participating individuals and businesses below.
Patrick Adams - City of Mineral Wells
Elizabeth Arneson - Famous Mineral Water Co
Ashley Barham - PECO-FACET
Brian Boetz - City of Mineral Wells
Gary Chipps - City of Mineral Wells
Chance Clark - Ram Country
Rena DelPrincipe - Corrections Corporation of America
Jennifer Fincher - State Bank of Mineral Wells
Christian Garcia - Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce
Maria Garcia - First Financial Bank
Dr. Gail Haterius - Mineral Wells ISD
Adam Hull - Houston Elementary
Marcella Jimenez - First Financial Bank
Maia Johnson - Diamond Pharmacy
Cheryl Kirby - Palo Pinto General Hospital
Jessica Lee - TITAN Bank
Ray Lopez - City of Mineral Wells
Mundae McGettes - Palo Pinto General Hospital
John Moran - City of Mineral Wells
Caleb Randall - City of Mineral Wells
Ryan Roach - Texas Farm Bureau Insurance
John Upham - Individual Member
Alan White - TITAN Bank
Randy Wright - City of Mineral Wells
Through a series of self-facilitated programs, Leadership Mineral Wells participants receive a thorough overview of local government, human needs, education, and business as it pertains to Mineral Wells and Palo Pinto County. Participants typically travel throughout the county and city during the course of a day, meeting with business owners, governmental officials, and agency executives.
Leadership Mineral Wells classes are required over the course of their year to develop and execute a class project. The project is up to the class but must be approved by the Chamber executive director.
Leadership Mineral Wells Class 18 participated in the Clark Gardens Botanical Park 5K to raise funds for the Mineral Wells Center of Life, whose mission is empowering individuals to improve their lives through education and employment.
At right: Leadership Mineral Wells Class 18 raising funds through "Running for the Center of Life."
Leadership Mineral Wells requires a considerable commitment of time and energy—though the investment is well worth it, as current and past participants will attest. Participants are expected to attend all class sessions. There will be a total of eight (9) eight-hour sessions, held once a month on fourth Thursdays, from February through October, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The September class will be held in Austin, where participants typically spend the night. There is a mandatory ropes course one Saturday in March and a November graduation.
Cost to Participate
Prospective Leadership applicants will want to know about the financial commitment involved in particpating in Leadership Mineral Wells. Many businesses cover all or some of the costs for their employees.
Here is a breakdown:
Participation fee: $375
(includes materials, book, shirt, ropes course, and graduation)
Chamber Banquet ticket: $35
Hotel and meal in Austin: $150
(If room not shared)
One lunch for group: $150
(Many businesses choose to cover one meal for the class throughout the year.)
Estimated total cost: $710 (high side)