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    The Huntsville-Walker County Chamber of Commerce PROUDLY sponsors the Huntsville Leadership Institute (HLI) and graduates an average of 20 individuals each year who are eager to serve their community with the knowledge they learned throughout the prior 9 months!  HLI was established to foster the development of community leaders from all segments of the Huntsville/Walker County area, specifically to:

    ·Promote leadership as a public responsibility
    ·Identify and develop new and emerging leader candidates for community service and improved business practices
    ·Encourage communication between current and future leaders
    ·Fill key community leadership positions with graduates
    ·Develop a large, active group of graduates

    While HLI focuses on leadership, the program also focuses on Community Awareness, Networking and Relationships!  Participants visit various businesses and organizations throughout the year; learning what makes our community unique to those around us.   Relationships are formed instantly and many last a lifetime.  Networking is a key part of the experience as well, creating the opportunity for participants to broaden their business relationships as well as personal relationships. HLI class members are led on guided tours of SHSU, HISD, TDCJ Wynne & Walls Unit,  Trinity River Authority,  Huntsville Fire & Police, City Recycling Center, Huntsville Memorial Hospital and the Walker County Jail, as well as tours of several museums and the Sam Houston Statue just to name a few!   Tours of these organizations give class members an opportunity to learn what makes Huntsville a unique and thriving community to live, work and play.

    The application process begins each summer in June.  

    Dates for the 2023-2024 year are as follows:
    August 1-Applications Due
    September 7 - Orientation; 5:15 p.m.
    September 18 & 19 Retreat (Overnight – 2 day retreat is MANDATORY)
    October 17
    November 14
    December 19
    January 16
    February 20
    March 19
    April 16
    May 21
    May/June – Graduation TBA

    If you have any questions or for more info, please call HLI Coordinator Laura Green at 936-295-8113.

    "HLI helped build our foundation of understanding and broadened our perspective, but it also took us down the path of self-discovery."  - Kirstie Legerski, HLI Class #34; 2017-2018 HLI Chair

    "I think the HLI program is fabulous for networking; but, also very beneficial for developing leaders to run for public office or just get more involved with the community.  It helps people find a good fit for their area of interest in serving the community."  -Patsy Collins, HLI Class #35

    2022– 23 HLI Committee
    Madilene Loosier-Chair, Madilene’s Piano Tuning & Repair
    Tiffany Driver-Vice Chair,  Sam Houston State University
    ​Kimberly Weiser-Past Chair, CASA of Walker County
    Nelson Amaya, Nelson Amaya’s Collision
    Kaye Boehning, Tomorrow’s Promise Montessori
    Meredith Conrey, Sam Houston State University
    Osvaldo Diaz, First Financial Bank
    Tammy Farkas, SAAFE House
    Tim Johnson, KSAM & The Lake Radio
    Aron Kulhavy, City of Huntsville
    Rachel McDonald, Walker County Federal Credit Union
    Clint McLaren, Wiesner, Inc.-Huntsville
    Emily O’Rear, CASA of Walker County
    Renee Spivey, Women of Worth Ministries 
    Ray Hernandez, Chamber President
    Laura Green, HLI Coordinator




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