Leadership Gillespie County

The application for the 2020-2021 class will be available May 2020 on this page. Please contact christie@fbgtxchamber.org for more information about Leadership Gillespie County.

The purpose of the Leadership Program is to:

  1. Expand the network of potential future leaders of Fredericksburg and Gillespie County;

  2. Enhance the participants’ knowledge of the structure and operation of local businesses, schools, the hospital and government, civic and charitable organizations;

  3. Introduce the participants to local business owners, educators and school administrators, hospital management and staff, government officials and the leaders of civic and charitable organizations;

  4. Foster a better understanding of local issues and needs; and

  5. Develop leadership and team building skills.


During the selection process, the Selection Committee will consider the applicant’s current and future commitment to involvement in local community organizations as a volunteer or elected official. The Selection Committee is particularly interested in candidates who express a strong desire to gain a comprehensive understanding of the community and its issues and challenges and how local leaders are dealing with those issues and challenges. The Committee is seeking applicants who wish to develop their leadership skills in order to better enable them to address the challenges that our community is and will confront and further the goals and missions of local businesses, schools, the hospital and government, civic and charitable organizations.  


Leadership Gillespie County is a very active program with a two-year commitment. In the first year, each participant will be expected to attend a mixer, retreat, nine education sessions, class social and graduation.


Program eligibility requires all applicants to have lived or worked in Gillespie County at least one year.  

Leadership Gillespie County is a program of the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce. 

The Mission of the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce is to promote a positive growing business community.

306 E. Austin Street Fredericksburg, TX 78624