Leadership Frisco

leadership frisco

Leadership Frisco is a nine-month community leadership program sponsored by the Frisco Chamber of Commerce. The purpose 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 XXI will start in September 2017 with a team building day and then 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. Those who are selected for Leadership Frisco Class XXI 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 XXI Applications were due by 5:00 PM on June 9, 2017.

The Leadership Frisco Advisory Council has closed the application process for the 2017-2018 year for Leadership Frisco Class XXI. Late applications are not accepted.

Important Dates:

June 9, 2017 Deadline for Completed Applications by 5:00 p.m.

July 19, 2017 Meet & Greet of Applicants, Frisco Chamber of Commerce

Sept 8 & 9, 2017 Afternoon Leadership Dynamics/Dinner Event Ropes Course Retreat

June 2018 Graduation (location and date to be announced)

Class Dates:

September 8, 2017 Class Intro, Leadership Dynamics, Dinner (mandatory)

September 9, 2017 Ropes Course Team Building (mandatory)

October 6, 2017 Social Services Day

November 3, 2017 Economic Development Day

December 1, 2017 Education Day

January 12, 2018 Health Services Day

February 2, 2018 City Government Day

March 2, 2018 Public Safety Day

April 13, 2018 Leisure & Culture Day

*April 20, 2018 *Bad Weather Make-Up

May 4, 2018 Infrastructure Day

June 2018 Graduation at Frisco Chamber Quarterly Luncheon


Class XX Members:

Ann Anderson – Anderson Insurance Agency

Lisa Bethea – City of Frisco

Jennifer Blalock – Collin College

Heather Canterbury – Frisco Fastpacs

Meghan Cone – Frisco ISD

Courtney Eudy – Strasburger & Price, LLP

Heidi Fuller – Baylor Medical Center at Frisco

Joshua Futrell – COMHOME Network Solutions

Lisa Gildon – Texas Health Resources – Plano/Allen

Carrie Himel – The Cheney Group Keller Williams

Alicia Kasper – Frisco Chamber of Commerce

Chuck Lamping – Peloton Land Solutions

Christy Liles – Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children

Lindsey Littleton – Botsford Financial Group

Chris Mathew – The Inline Group

Tim Payne – Grace Church Frisco

Mark Piland – City of Frisco

Matthew Reiter – Whitley Penn LLP

Renee Sample – Frisco ISD

Elaine Smith-Poyourow  – Frisco Family Services

Jerry Song – Texas Republic Bank

April Tate – Junior League of Collin County

John Truong – Cobb, Fendley & Associates, Inc.

Meaghan Wall – Stonebriar Community Church

Class Dates:

September 9, 2016       Class Intro, Leadership Dynamics, Dinner (mandatory)

September 10, 2016     Ropes Course Team Building (mandatory)

October 7, 2016           Social Services Day

November 4, 2016       Economic Development Day

December 2, 2016       Education Day

January 6, 2017           City Government Day

February 21, 2017       Regional Day

March 3, 2017             Public Safety Day

April 7, 2017               Health Services Day

*April 14, 2017           *Bad Weather Make-Up

May 5, 2017                Leisure & Culture Day

June 2017                    Graduation at Frisco Chamber Quarterly Luncheon

Leadership Frisco Advisory Council Chair: Julie Stallcup, City of Frisco

Staff Liaison – Shona Huffman – Frisco Chamber of Commerce

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.
  • friscotexas.gov

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
  • friscotexas.gov

Class IV (00/01)  Special Olympics

Class V (01/02) Frisco Family Services Center

  • Organized community builder/contractors and monetary donations
  • Remodeled a “new” building for offices & food pantry
  • friscocenter.org

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
  • friscotexas.gov

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
  • youthleadershipfrisco.org

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
  • friscocares.com

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
  • bgccc.org

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
  • friscoisd.org/mindbender

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
  • iamfrisco.org

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
  • fathers.com

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
  • leadershipfriscoxv.com

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 Colin 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 Fast
  • http://friscofastpacs.org/index.html

Class XIX (15/16) Ready to Read Railroad

  • Partnered with the Frisco Library to create the Ready to Read Railroad in the children’s are at the Frisco Public Library.
  • Designed to help children ages 5 and under develop early literacy skills and other early learning skills for success in kindergarten.
  • Raised over $180,000 through sponsorships with local businesses, foundations, individuals, and held a sports raffle to fund design, build, and installation.
  • friscolibrary.com/librarytrain

Class XX (16/17) Meals on the Move

  • Benefitting Frisco Fastpacs. More information HERE.


For more information contact the Frisco Chamber of Commerce-972.335.9522 or email Shona Huffman.