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Frisco Leadership Exchange

Where are we going in 2021?

If you could spend three days with Frisco city, community, and business leaders, imagine the collaboration and partnerships you could create.

Our Leadership Exchange trip is more than just a visit to another city. It’s an opportunity to build new - and strengthen existing - connections among our own business and community leaders that you otherwise may not have had the opportunity or time to engage with. On this trip, a diverse group of leaders will come together with one focus – to keep Frisco the best place to live and work.

We'll have a finite number of rooms and flights booked for the 2021  Leadership Exchange. Will you be on board?

And there is something to be said for being in the "right room," even if you can't attend, sponsorship opportunities are available. 

The inaugural Frisco Smart City Leadership Exchange took place in October 2018. A delegation of 50 Frisco leaders traveled to Scottsdale, Arizona, and met with their city leaders to exchange ideas and best practices. 

In 2019, we traveled to Nashville, TN to discuss transportation, parking, downtown revitalization and walkability, multi-generational workforce (and how to attract them to the area), healthcare, the homeless, the arts, and more.

We are working on our next destination. Stay tuned!

If you have questions regarding the planning and implementation of any of our events, please email Shelby Fawver, Events Manager. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Brian Davis, Director of Membership.

LEX19 was a success!

We are so excited about our week in Nashville for LEX19. The conversations that took place in both Scottsdale (LEX 18) and Nashville (LEX19) will continue!! Research is already underway to find a relevant destination for LEX20. Read more about LEX19 here.

LEX19 Photos

What Others Have Said About Our Leadership Exchange Trip

“Our Scottsdale experience was a great case study in downtown redevelopment; the integration of art with infrastructure; and the transformation of a drainage system into a recreational amenity, complete with large special events and public art. We learned from our Scottsdale peers who shared in-depth success stories as well as considerations for doing some things differently.  We appreciate the Frisco Chamber of Commerce for its collaboration with city staff and congratulate the Frisco Chamber on an inspiring trip.”

Mayor Jeff Cheney, City of Frisco

I much appreciated the opportunity to spend some quality time with people I already know and the atmosphere to get to know a new group of community leaders. Most importantly, the discussions gave me many thoughts and opportunities to consider on how we grow Frisco, provide for better opportunities, and cooperate in new and better ways with our regional partners.

Will Sowell, Frisco City Council

“The inaugural 2018 Leadership Exchange was a fantastic event. The three-day symposium was a great way to build relationships with Frisco leaders in the public and private sectors. It also allowed for a free exchange of ideas for the future and lessons learned from the past between Frisco and Scottsdale.  As the Land Development Manager at Frisco Station, a 240-acre mixed-use, master planned development, the trip gave me relevant and actionable insights for innovative art programming and technology. Frisco Station Partners is truly proud to be a sponsor of the event. I not only left Scottsdale with knowledge on how to better our community but also made good friends and connections along the way.”

Josh Goad, Frisco Station

Key Dates and Pricing:

The Leadership Exchange trip takes off annually in the fall. The 2021 Leadership Exchange destination is being researched now!

Pricing: TBD - Includes airfare, hotel, transportation, meals, and entry into all sessions and events during the trip. 

Your Impact:

  • Explore the latest leadership trends and innovations of another community, then launch new ideas in our community.
  • Strengthen your network and make new connections.
  • Reach influencers and decision makers across all sectors of our community.
  • Become part of an influential network of diverse leaders as a Leadership Exchange alum

How You Will Grow:

It takes leadership to rally a community, solve tough challenges, and create change. Our goal on every Leadership Exchange trip is for you to gain knowledge, collaborate, and connect, thus enhancing your impact in Frisco and the surrounding communities.

Is This For Me?

Who attends the Leadership Exchange trip? Leaders from a wide variety of industries! Meet our Leadership Trip Founding Members!

Need help presenting the benefits of the Leadership Exchange trip to your leadership team?

Use our sample toolkit to explain the benefits of attending! We'll have a 2021 update once the information is available.

How Can I Support a Frisco Leader?

We realize that not every organization has the budget for this! Do you know a mover-and-shaker in our community and want to be sure they are a part of the Leadership Exchange trip? Consider sponsoring or offering a partial scholarhip to the leader of your favorite organization or nonprofit! 

Do you feel passionate about sponsoring/offering a scholarship to an individual but not sure who to sponsor? We can help connect you! Contact Tami Alexander, Senior Vice President at talexander@friscochamber.com.

Dates: September 2021

Location: TBD

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