Register today to join the Leadership McKinney Class of 2016 as they graduate, acknowledging their accomplishment of completing the Chamber’s nationally recognized leadership development program. The event will take place on Thursday, May 19, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Piazza On The Green. It is sponsored by Encore Wire Corporation, and the keynote speaker will be Dr. Thomas O. Brumett, Senior Pastor at First United Methodist Church of McKinney.

Class members immersed themselves in McKinney as they have never done before, including an overnight retreat, monthly class sessions, a trip to the State Capital and Regional Day with six other area leadership programs. The Class of 2016 is also the first class to lead the new Legacy Class Project – the 9/11 Day of Remembrance. Through their total commitment to the program over the past 10 months, the graduates have gained knowledge, professional networks, inspiration and lasting friendships.

So register today! Share in this evening of celebration as these 25 thoughtful, committed citizens move from class members to alumni, joining the other 536 graduates to continue to leading, inspiring and motivating change for our community.

Applications are now available for the upcoming Class of 2017. Apply online or contact the Chamber office at 972-542-0163. Questions? Contact Deb Fitzgerald, Director of Leadership and Membership Development at or 972-542-0163.

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About Leadership McKinney

Leadership McKinney is a program of the McKinney Chamber of Commerce that has been providing leadership training since its inception in 1988. Based on a curriculum that combines personal leadership skills training and an awareness of the McKinney community, this challenging educational experience provides participants the opportunity to engage in dialogue with leaders and field specific experts on relevant community issues. This nationally-recognized program has over 500 program alumni representing all sectors of the community. They strive to put community trusteeship into action by combining inclusiveness, collaborative decision making, personal responsibility and visioning. Leadership McKinney’s Mission: Engaging leaders today for a stronger community tomorrow. Please contact Deb Fitzgerald with any questions about the event or leadership programming at Also, visit the Leadership page on the Chamber’s website for more information.