Welcome to Weatherford, a historic town that is just 20 minutes west of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, but it is like stepping back years in time. Weatherford is known for its community and family oriented way of life that makes it one of the premier places to live in the north Texas area. Residents share a vision for Weatherford that balances its rich, western and pioneer heritage with progress and economic vitality. That is why our motto is "Growing with Tradition."
Visitors to Weatherford will enjoy our treasures as well, including a historic shopping district full of antique, boutique and specialty stores; museums, Chandor Gardens and the love-story to be discovered within its walls; an old-time Farmers Market; First Monday Trades Days; and a bounty of Victorian-era homes. Our crown jewel is the Parker County Courthouse, recently restored to its original splendor.
Leadership Weatherford is a new program of the Weatherford Chamber of Commerce that will offer an educational experience designed to 1) help identify and motivate potential community leaders 2) provide educational experience that focuses on community issues & needs and 3) challenge participants to apply their talents throughout their community! It is our goal to help engage future community leaders and provide an avenue for participants to get involved.
This engaging program will kick off with an overnight retreat on Friday, September 26 at the Cliffs Resort in Possum Kingdom. Following the kick off participants will meet the third Friday of every month for a 4hour class beginning at 8:00AM. The schedule will be:
September 26th - Overnight Orientation Retreat at the Cliffs Resort
October 17th - City & County Government Day - Tours and Interviews with City of Weatherford, Jerry Blaisdell & Parker County, Mark Riley
November 21st - Non-Profit Day - Background and information on non-profit organizations in the community
January 16th - Healthcare Day - Tours and Interviews with Parker County Hospital District, Randall Young and Weatherford Regional Medical Center, David Orcutt
February 20th - Education Day - With Tours and Interviews with WISD, Dr. Hanks & Weatherford College, Dr. Kevin Eaton
March 20th - Industrial Day - Dennis Clayton, Weatherford Economic Development Authority will provide tours and information on local industrial businesses
April 17th - Equine & Agriculture Day - Parker County Ag Extension Agent, Jon Greene will discuss Agriculture industry. Tours of Cutting Horse Facility and Agriculture businesses
May 8th - Graduation Day Luncheon
Leadership Weatherford will be limited to 20 participants each year. The benefits of participating in this class will far exceed the financial and time commitments needed. Leadership Weatherford participantswill grow in awareness and understanding of the challenges and issues facing our community. They will develop valuable contacts and communication networks within the community. And most importantly,Leadership Weatherford builds confidence and motivation to become involved in our community.
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The deadline for application submission is August 29th, 2014 at 5:00 pm. For more information contact Tammy Gazzola 817-596-3801.
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