The mission of Leadership Frisco™ is to develop a pool of qualified, highly motivated individuals who are interested in expanding their leadership skills, deepening their sense of civic responsibility, and becoming more involved in their community as a whole.
Class members and Leadership Frisco™ graduates can utilize skills developed in the program for personal and professional growth and community involvement.
To develop a pool of qualified, highly motivated individuals who are interested in expanding their leadership skills, deepening their sense of civic responsibility, and become more involved in their community.
Leadership Frisco™ is a nine-month community leadership program sponsored by the Frisco Chamber of Commerce. Each class starts with a team-building day and includes a full day each month dedicated to exploring the inner workings of Frisco’s government, educational system, economic development, service organizations, regional issues, leisure and culture, health services, and public safety. Members will also have the opportunity to learn about and practice skills critical to working with volunteers and groups in the community. Members of the program will also select and complete a class project during their year that benefits Frisco.
Leadership Frisco™ Class XXIV Application Process is Now Closed
The Leadership Frisco Application for Class XXIV (2020-2021) is now closed. We do not accept any late applications. The application process for the 2021-2020 program year, Class XXV will open in April 2021.Applicants for Class XXIV (2020-2021) should plan to attend a virtual Meet & Greet on July 28, 2020. Applicants will be sent a Zoom link and further instructions.
Meet & Greet on July 28, 2020 at 6:00 PM
An email was sent to all applicants that applied by the deadline. If you did not receive an email with Zoom details, please contact Karen Kim at email@example.com. (An email was sent on Friday, July 24, 2020 with these details. You can also check your junk folder.) While the Meet & Greet is not mandatory, it is strongly encouraged that you attend.
If you applied for this class, you will be notified in late July or early August as to whether you have been accepted or not. Please know that due to the large number of highly qualified applicants and limited class size, not everyone will be accepted. Should you not be accepted this year, we strongly encourage you to apply again next year.
Also please note, due to our current fluid situation, the Frisco Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to change application deadlines and class dates.
Please note, due to future Covid-19 guidelines, dates may change.
June 30, 2020 Deadline for Completed Applications by 5:00 PM
July 28, 2020 Meet & Greet of Applicants, 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Sept 11 & 12, 2020 Leadership Dynamics/Dinner Event and Ropes Course Retreat
9/12/2020 Ropes Course
10/2/2020 Social Services Day
11/6/2020 Economic Development Day
12/4/2020 Education Day
01/08/2021 Health Services Day
02/12/2021 City Government Day
03/05/2021 Public Safety Day
04/09/2021 Leisure & Culture Day
04/16/2021 Bad Weather Make-Up Day
05/07/2021 Infrastructure & Servant Leadership Day
Leadership Frisco™ Class XXIII (2019-2020)
Rob Altman, URETEK USA
Jerrica Anderson, Texas Republic Bank
Thor Anderson, Ann Anderson Insurance
Vicki Chen, Community Impact Newspaper
Stephanie Cleveland, Dell Technologies
Amy Davison, Tregan Partners LP
Jason Denton, Reliable Technology Services, Inc.
Rob Flanagan, Self
Jessica Johnston, Midwest Regional Bank
Keri Keck, Frisco Family Services
Jody McCaghren, Frisco Chamber of Commerce
Christina Miller, Visit Frisco
Barbara Milo, HALL Park
Michael Mucci, AECOM HuntThomas Pierce, Bank of America
Eren Price, The Price Law Firm
George Rodriguez, Style Publishing Group - Frisco STYLE Magazine
Letetia B. Smith, Medical City Healthcare
Danielle St.Leger Lee, First National Bank of Omaha
Jim Steinmark, Crimson Technology Partners
Rustin Stewart, City of Frisco
Mike Uldrich, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
Roxy Verrelli, University of North Texas - New College
Kalib Wilkinson, Grace Church Frisco
Melanie Yates, Collin College
Read full announcement here.
Leadership Frisco™ Alumni
We are pretty proud of our Leadership Frisco graduates. Click here to see a list of our Leadership Frisco alumni and to stay up-to-date on our events.
Leadership Frisco™ Class Project Summary
Class I (97/98) The Frisco Senior Center
- In collaboration with the City of Frisco’s Parks and Recreation Department, organized the efforts to develop the building for the Senior Center.
Class II (98/99) Friendship Park Play Structure
- Designed the structure, marshaled volunteers & sponsors
- Built the children’s wooden play structure at Friendship Park
- Rebuilt the structure following an arson attack
- Became part of Frisco Commons Park
Class III (99/00) Clean It & Green It
- Tree planting program, planting 2000 trees around Frisco
- Nexus for the Chunk Your Junk events coordinated by the City
Class IV (00/01) Special Olympics
- Organized Frisco Chapter of the Special Olympics
- The Frisco Flyers
Class V (01/02) Frisco Family Services Center
- Organized community builder/contractors and monetary donations
- Remodeled a “new” building for offices & food pantry
Class VI (02/03) WaterWise
- Developed a Water education program for the 2nd graders in FISD
- Created a robot mascot for teaching water conservation to kids
- Developed sprinkler information tags sent to homeowners
Class VII (03/04) Youth Leadership Frisco
- Established a Youth Leadership program in Frisco High Schools
- Semester-long program to learn about Frisco, 10th graders
- Not currently operating
Class VIII (04/05) Frisco Cares Children’s Clinic
- Mobile low-cost medical acute care clinic
- Children & youth through age 18 in Frisco and FISD
- Originally open 1 evening per week, all volunteer
- Borrowed medical “bus”
- Now has a permanent clinic in downtown Frisco
Class IX (05/06) Teen Court
- Developed concept, procedures, volunteers for Teen Court
- Teen minor offenses are “tried” by a jury of their peers
- Prosecutors, public defenders & jury are teens
- Held mock trial to showcase it’s benefits
- Teen Court is now operating in Frisco
Class X (06/07) Boys and Girls Club
- Assisted with fundraising for new computers and equipment
- Assisted with building location & painting of computer lab
- Raised over $50,000 for new mini-bus for Frisco Branch
Class XI (07/08) Mindbender Academy
- Worked with the FISD to create a camp for 7th-8th grade students to engage them in Science and Math
- Secured Raytheon, Cisco and Janimation to lead the course content
- Hands-on demonstration to see how cool Science and Math can be in hopes to encourage them in studies related to Science and Math
- Secured $22,500 in monetary donations
Class XII (08/09) IamFrisco
- Demonstrating the multiplier effect of group volunteerism
- IamFrisco initiative will match Frisco volunteers with needs in the area
- Raised $36,000 for Frisco Family Services and $8,000 for other area non-profits
Class XIII (09/10) Watch D.O.G.S.
- Partnered with FISD and Council of PTAs to raise awareness about national father volunteer program
- Met with parents and administrators at 32 FISD campuses
- Presented and organized campus “Pizza Nights” to recruit dads
Class XIV (10/11) Leadership14 DiscCourse
- Partnered with Frisco Parks and Recreation to develop Disc Course
- Collaborated with corporate sponsors & civic groups and organizations to generate sponsorships for all 18 holes
- Raised over $6800 and managed over 2,000 volunteer hours
Class XV (11/12) Think Global, Act Local
- Partnered with Frisco Chamber to energize growth for local and international business
- Transform the Frisco Chamber of Commerce by creating a new look, a new feel, and a modernized multifunctional facility where business owners continue to establish relationships via networking, exchange, game-changing ideas, and grow their businesses
Class XVI (12/13) Frisco Charities
- Established a 501( c ) 3 Non-Profit Organization
- Establish Partnerships with Community Organizations to help generate funding to assist charitable organizations in Frisco
Class XVII (13/14) Boys & Girls Club in Frisco
- Partnered Boys & Girls Club of Collin County to repair and replace multiple equipment and furnishings in the Frisco Boys & Girls Club
- Partnered with multiple corporations and small business to raise funds for the Boys & Girls Club of Collin County
- Raised over $60K.
Class XVIII (14/15) Frisco 5 Star Challenge
- Partnered with the Frisco Chamber to create a competitive team building competition within the business community
- Raised money for local Charity
- Presented $10K to Frisco Fastpacs
Class XIX (15/16) Ready to Read Railroad
- Partnered with the Frisco Public Library to create the Ready to Read Railroad in the children’s are at the liibrary, to help children ages 5 and under develop early literacy skills.
- Raised over $180,000 through sponsorships with local businesses, foundations, individuals, and held a sports raffle to fund design, build, and installation.
Class XX (16/17) Meals on the Move
- Benefitting Frisco Fastpacs.
- Donated a truck for meal delivery.
- More information HERE.
Class XXI (17/18) Community Garden
- Benefitting Frisco Family Services
- Help raise funds to update and revamp the Community Garden to increase production, which in turn, would help provide more fresh produce for families in crisis.
- Use the Community Garden as another way to raise awareness of the need that exists in Frisco.
- More information HERE.
Class XXII (18/19) Little Free Libraries
- More information HERE.
Reasons to participate or invest in an employee?
- Class members work in groups to complete a community service project. This requires everyone to practice project management skills, learn traits of effective teamwork, assess their individual strengths and weaknesses and use organizational and problem-solving skills.
- Class members interact with one another and with instructors, facilitators, and speakers, increasing their network and making valuable connections with people from a variety of backgrounds and industries within our community.
- Class members are exposed to a wide variety of perspectives about the community. Each class session focuses on a different topic, ranging from business ethics and nonprofits to diversity and education. This helps them understand our community better and the resources available, which contributes to job performance.