Leadership San Angelo
About Leadership San Angelo
Leadership San Angelo is designed to help develop future leadership for our City by providing intensive training in areas strategic to the city’s well-being.
The purpose of Leadership San Angelo is to give interested men and women with leadership potential the opportunity to develop their knowledge, and to hone the skills of leadership through a planned learning process in the atmosphere of the city itself. In this living laboratory, Leadership San Angelo will bring together persons from all areas of the city’s life for sharing, learning and participation. When they have completed the course, they will be familiar with all aspects of San Angelo’s life, and will be better prepared to lead and work together.
A maximum of 30 persons will be selected for this program, chosen by an anonymous selection committee from those who apply. Nominees and their employers must be able to commit the time required for the program, and participants will hopefully come from all segments of the community. A candidate must be 21 years of age or older.
The San Angelo Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 Leadership San Angelo Class 39. Click below to download the application.
Please note: applications must be turned in by August 25, 2021 at Noon.
About Leadership San Angelo Alumni Association
Permanent mailing address:
Leadership San Angelo Alumni Association
c/o San Angelo Chamber of Commerce
418 West Avenue B
San Angelo, TX 76903
For more information, contact:
Jennifer Boyd, LSAAA President
Membership in the Leadership San Angelo Alumni Association (LSAAA) is open to graduates of the Chamber of Commerce sponsored Leadership San Angelo Program. Annual dues are $36.00, payable throughout the year.
LSAAA mission statement:
- Support and promote the Leadership San Angelo program;
- Provide educational opportunities that foster improved leadership skills and increased awareness of the issues facing San Angelo;
- Promote and maintain Alumni communications; and
- Promote its members to all divisions of city and county government and service, and to civic and charitable organizations.
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2021 Board of Directors
Jennifer Boyd, KLST
Kit Wyatt, Massey Balentine Law Firm
Melinda McCullough, MHMR Services for the Concho Valley
Donna Brosh, Girl Scouts of Central Texas
Diarmid Campbell, IBEW Local Union 520
Bridget Carr, Bug Express
Angela Casavant, Angelo Back & Rehab
Leonard Christo, Shannon Medical Center
Leslie North Gould, Texas Workforce Commission
Stephanie Hamby, Galilee Community Development Corporation
Brittney Miller, Angelo State University
Mary Payton, Tekmetric
Tracy Simmons, Howard College
Greg Stephens, Stephens Investment Group
Joshua Tanner, West Texas Rehabilitation Center
Joe Thieman, Thieman-Stinnett Investment & Retirement Service
Leadership San Angelo Alumni Association Scholarship
Phil Neighbors Memorial Scholarship
Education is a gift that lasts a lifetime and this $1,000 memorial scholarship is a way for the LSAAA to honor alumni Phil Neighbors while carrying his legacy forward to future generations of students. The Phil Neighbors Memorial Scholarship is open to applicants who are LSAAA alumni in good standing or children/grandchildren of LSAAA alumni in good standing and are enrolled or plan to enroll in college or trade school in the next academic year.
Application must be completed by the applicant, handwritten or typed, and must be received by the LSAAA no later than 5:00 pm on April 23, 2021.
Bob Diebitsch Outstanding Alumni Civic Leader of the Year Award
Nominations for the Bob Award are now being accepted!
Do you know someone you believe is deserving of the Bob Award? Click here for a list of past recipients for reference.
Eligibility: The recipient of this award must be a graduate of the Leadership San Angelo program, but is not necessarily a member of the Leadership San Angelo Alumni Association or LSAAA Board. An individual can be nominated by anyone in the community as well as LSA alumni members. The award recipient is selected by the LSAAA Board and recognized at the San Angelo Chamber of Commerce membership luncheon on June 8. The Leadership San Angelo class graduation will also be held at the Chamber luncheon on June 8. Save the date and plan to attend!
Criteria: This LSA graduate embodies the Leadership San Angelo program's goals and objectives. Through their hard work, dedication and personal and professional acumen, this individual has developed into a strong leader for the city of San Angelo. They have a strong community knowledge and proven leadership.
Please submit your nomination by April 23, 2021.
Events and Programs
Junior Leadership Forum
The flagship annual event for the Leadership San Angelo Alumni Association is the Junior Leadership Forum, which is usually held in January. The forum brings more than 100 high school sophomore students from the Concho Valley area together for a one-day training session on how to gain leadership skills and utilize those skills they already possess. Students who show capacity for leadership, but are not necessarily in current leadership roles, are selected for participation by the officials from each school.
Round table luncheon speakers at the event include the mayor, city and county officials, TV and radio personalities, as well as leaders in the judicial, educational, and healthcare professions.
Facilitators for the workshop session are graduates of the Leadership San Angelo program.
If you would like to volunteer to organize the event, please contact the Junior Leadership Forum Chairman Kit Wyatt at email@example.com.
Leader of the Year Awards
Individuals and businesses are recognized by the Leadership San Angelo Alumni Association for their contributions to the Association and the community. The awards are presented at the Association’s annual meeting in June of each year.
The Leadership San Angelo Alumni Association gives three $1,000 college scholarships each spring to the top individuals from surrounding area schools.
Congratulations to the 2020 Leadership San Angelo scholarship recipients!
Bradley Gryder, Irion County High School
Andrea Meador-Safont, Central High School
Hannah Kim, Central High School
The LSAAA also provides up to two half-scholarships each year for deserving individuals to participate in the Leadership San Angelo program, sponsored by the San Angelo Chamber of Commerce. Leadership San Angelo program applications are available through the San Angelo Chamber of Commerce each August.
The Leadership San Angelo Alumni Association year ends June 30. The Alumni Association partners with the Chamber of Commerce at their June monthly membership meeting to assist with graduation for the current class. Outgoing Board Members, Bob Diebitsch Alumni Leader of the Year, Leadership Alumni Leader of the Year, and Business of the Year awards are presented, and individuals are recognized at the Chamber luncheon alongside the graduates.
The Leadership San Angelo Alumni Board organizes a membership dues and social event in August to kick off the fundraising to cover expense for the Alumni projects for the year.
The Alumni Association welcomes and honors the newly selected Leadership San Angelo class with an evening reception each November, offering an opportunity for Leadership Alumni Association members to meet and welcome the new class.