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  • 30 Years of Impact, Influence, & Inspiration!

  • Lakisha Culpepper, Garland ISD, Class 26 Lakisha Culpepper, Garland ISD, Class 26

    Lakisha Culpepper, Garland ISD Community Liaison"As a proud graduate of Leadership Rowlett “Class 26” (the BEST class), I have experienced firsthand the community impact, professional influence, and personal inspiration gained from this unique opportunity. Leadership Rowlett provides a look into the inner workings of our great city and encourages life-long friendships with fellow class members. Do not think about it, just do it, and know your life will be richer after this experience.

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  • What Leadership Rowlett is About What Leadership Rowlett is About

    Do You Want To

    • Sharpen your leadership skills and be better prepared to take on leadership roles?
    • Learn about your community and how you can be involved?
    • Make lasting friendships and have fun?

    Then Leadership Rowlett Is for You!!!

    Leadership Rowlett offers new learning opportunities in an atmosphere that stimulates participants to work together while developing personal, organizational, and community leadership skills.

    The curriculum combines lectures, dialogue, and interaction. Subjects are designed to encompass leadership techniques and knowledge of the community.

    Leadership Rowlett begins in August with two evening sessions: a reception and an orientation. The retreat, a two-day orientation in September, focuses on individual leadership styles and strengths. Class sessions begin in October and end in May. Each class session is a full day spent examining specific aspects of the community such as education, government, infrastructure, etc. and all have a focus on leadership.

    Leadership Rowlett exists to identify and motivate emerging community leaders. It strives to further develop participant's leadership potential by introducing them to service opportunities in the Rowlett Area. The insight participants gain as they explore the inner workings of the community form the foundation for long-term involvement in Rowlett in a variety of leadership roles.

    Leadership Rowlett helps to shape, prepare, and inspire individuals to take leadership roles within the communities in which they live and work.

    The purpose of Leadership Rowlett is to:

    • Identify and motivate emerging community leaders
    • Encourage Chamber and civic leadership and involvement
    • Develop personal leadership characteristics and skills within individuals
  • Hear from Alumni! Hear from Alumni!

  • Dr. Lisa Olsen, Garland ISD, Class 25 Dr. Lisa Olsen, Garland ISD, Class 25

    Dr. Lisa Olsen"As a previous administrator at Rowlett High School, the packed gym at pep rallies gave me a glimpse into the small town feel of this amazing city rich with tradition. Leadership Rowlett allowed me an opportunity to learn even more about the infrastructure, emergency response, transportation, and government, all while developing lasting relationships with some amazing leaders in cohort 25. I have since moved to a district role, but will forever be impacted by the unforgettable experiences and incredible folks I now call friends."

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  • Tammy Dana-Bashian, Former Mayor of Rowlett, Class 20 Tammy Dana-Bashian, Former Mayor of Rowlett, Class 20

    Rowlett Mayor Tammy Dana-BashianFormer Mayor Tammy Dana-Bashian, a member of Class 20, stated this, “Leadership Rowlett is an incredible learning experience, and I would encourage anyone who lives or works in our City to participate in the upcoming class. Be a part of this 30+ year program filled with impact, influence and inspiration"

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  • Brady Ingle, Farmers Insurance, Class 24 Brady Ingle, Farmers Insurance, Class 24

    Bradu Ingle, Farmers Insurance"I am proud of attending Leadership Rowlett in 2015. Leadership Rowlett was very insightful in teaching me about how the city functions and how I can truly be impactful in my community."

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  • Michael Godfrey, Rowlett Chief of Police, Class 25 Michael Godfrey, Rowlett Chief of Police, Class 25

    Michael Godfrey, Rowlett Chief of Police"I consider myself fortunate to have been a graduate of Leadership Rowlett Class 25.  I still see most of my classmates and the memories we made together will forever be cherished.  The time I spent in Leadership Rowlett and the relationships I have developed inspire me to make a lasting positive impact in our community.  To be a part of somethings as incredible as Leadership Rowlett has allowed me to be impacted in ways I could not have expected.  I hope that I can pay that forward.  Leadership Rowlett is an excellent opportunity to learn, teach, and influence other members of the community to participate, understand, and make a difference."

  • Who Can Apply and How Who Can Apply and How


    Anyone living and/or working within the City of Rowlett is eligible. The make-up of each Leadership Class is carefully considered to ensure representation of a variety of professional, civic, and demographic backgrounds.

    Candidates for Leadership Rowlett must have the time and desire to participate in the program. Successful completion of the program includes the following requirements:

    • Mandatory attendance at the reception, orientation and retreat.
    • Participants must not be absent for more 8 hours of class. No exceptions will be considered. Time missed will be recorded in 1-hour increments.
    • Attendance at the Orientation, Retreat, the Annual Austin Trip (2 days in February) and Graduation (May 2023) are essential to the experience of Leadership Rowlett. Attendance at these is required for graduation from the program.
    • Payment in full must be received prior to the orientation unless other arrangements have been made.

    Download and Print the Application: Leadership Application for 2022-2023

    Participants may request a partial scholarship or payment plans based on financial need. A maximum of 3 participants may receive scholarships. Please email us at info@rowlettchamber.com if you are interested in a scholarship. 

  • 2022-2023 Schedule will be provided soon. 2022-2023 Schedule will be provided soon.

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