Application Period Open for 2017-2018 Leadership North Texas Class

February 6, 2017

North Texas – The North Texas Commission opened the application period for the 2017-2018 class of Leadership North Texas presented by Oncor. Leadership North Texas is a graduate-level, regional leadership program designed to recruit, develop and support leaders who have a commitment to civic engagement and to the North Texas region.

Since the program’s inception, more than 230 leaders from across North Texas have graduated, including a former State Representative, numerous mayors and city council members, city managers and economic development professionals, business leaders, higher education executives and non-profit leaders.

Over a nine-month period, the class addresses and discusses topics such as regionalism, the global opportunities of North Texas, our economy, workforce and education, sustainable development, the impact of incarceration and a plan for civic engagement. They learn best practices in regional stewardship from experts and other regions, and explore how to collaborate to best address current regional issues.

Leadership North Texas offers the Dan S. Petty Regional Steward scholarship to provide tuition assistance for up to three non-profit executives from North Texas. The scholarship is named for the North Texas Commission’s former President and CEO who passed away in January 2011.

“This region is full of opportunity, and the way to realize this potential is by coming together to maximize our strengths and understand our challenges,” said James D. Spaniolo, president and CEO of the North Texas Commission. “Leadership North Texas develops citizens of North Texas and creates ambassadors working together to build a better region.”

The application deadline for Leadership North Texas Class 9 is noon, June 2, 2017. Applications are available online at www.leadershipnorthtexas.org or through the North Texas Commission office at 972-621-0400. Tuition for the program is $3,000.

Oncor is the Presenting Sponsor for Leadership North Texas.

Established in 1971, the North Texas Commission is a regional non-profit partnership of businesses, cities, counties, chambers of commerce, economic development entities and higher education institutions in the North Texas Region. The North Texas Commission improves the economic vitality, infrastructure and lifestyle of North Texas by marketing the region, promoting collaboration and advocating on critical issues.

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