McKINNEY (March 27, 2014) – The Leadership McKinney Class of 2014 is pleased to announce that this year their annual project is a renovation of the Children and Community Health Center (CCHC). CCHC, located at Medical Center of McKinney’s Wysong Campus, provides healthcare for children and adults, and it has provided basic healthcare to the uninsured residents of McKinney, Allen, Frisco and northern Collin County since 2004.

Leadership McKinney, a program of the McKinney Chamber of Commerce, will be graduating its 26th class and continues act as a change agent in the community. As part of the program curriculum, the Leadership McKinney Class of 2014 is required to complete a project, and this year invited community organizations to submit proposals for specific, short-term projects.

Children and Community Health Center logo

Projects meet a need based on an organizational or McKinney issue and prepare participants for future leadership activities by creating a sense of collective efficacy. They also provide participants with an opportunity to practice team leadership, group management skills, develop lasting relationships and instill the practice of volunteer service.

Executive Director Sandra Dickey said of the Leadership McKinney project, “When the Leadership McKinney Class of 2014 selected CCHC for its annual project, we were excited and humbled. We wanted to replace the old and tattered carpet in the HUB (the central area of the medical side of the clinic). We were surprised and thrilled when the Class asked, ‘What else can we do?’ Not waiting for an answer, they suggested more flooring, counters in the nurse’s lab, cabinets in the break room, more storage in the hall closets and medication closet. 

“At the same time, Eagle Scout Ricky Solomon offered to replace the carpet in the nurse’s lab. Leadership McKinney made that a joint project by finding donated tile, enough for both the lab and the HUB, displaying the cooperative spirit that makes CCHC and McKinney so unique.

“CCHC, its patients, Board, volunteers and staff are grateful for the new look. With the 10th anniversary coming up in August, CCHC will be proud to open its doors and thank Leadership McKinney for their wonderful support.”

Leadership McKinney, a program of the McKinney Chamber of Commerce, is designed to develop awareness of the McKinney community, provide personal leadership training and enhance networking for positive accomplishments throughout the community.


About the McKinney Chamber of Commerce

The McKinney Chamber of Commerce is an advocate for the McKinney business community and proudly serves as the unified business voice of McKinney. The Chamber represents over 1,200 member investors representing more than 39,000 throughout the North Texas region. With a rich heritage of leadership and collaboration, the Chamber works with the City of McKinney, community partners and the corporate community to promote, advocate for and expand business. The Chamber is celebrating its Centennial in 2014 – recognizing 100 years of service to the McKinney Business Community and City of McKinney. As publisher of McKinney Magazine, and, the McKinney Chamber markets the community’s advantages as the foremost location for doing business and to keep a growing community connected.