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    To promote a business, tourism and family friendly environment that encourages dynamic growth for Portland.

     

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    Purpose

     

    To educate potential and existing business and community leaders through exposure to the realities of the community, community personalities and community challenges. To develop and enhance visionary leadership skills through in-depth training.

     

     

    Program Objectives

     

    To train visionary leaders through studying the history, education, local government, law enforcement/judicial system, economic development factors and media.

     

    To train visionary leaders for higher level leadership roles in the community.

     

    To introduce participants to local leaders and establish dialogue between them

     

    To encourage participants to actively participate in future activities which contribute to the growth and betterment of the Portland Community.

     

    Time Commitment

     

    Applicants to Leadership Portland must fully understand that participating in the program is a serious time commitment. A participant may only miss one class session throughout the 9 month program.

     

    On the second absence the participant will be dropped from the program. Tuition will not be refunded for any reason.

    Congratulations to Class VIII 

    • Marie Baca, Affordable Tax & Bookkeeping
    • Pam Danser, Corpus Christi Medical Center
    • Dallas Gilden, Kleberg Bank
    • Eric Hill, CPA, Affordable Tax & Bookkeeping
    • MaEva Lozano, TriSun Pavilion
    • Christie Pruitt, Portland Chamber of Commerce
    • Melissa Settle, RJ Alfaro State Farm
    •  Irma Trujillo, Security Service Federal CU
    • Marisa Wade, TriSun Care Center-Coastal Palms
    • Colleen Johnson 
    • Illyana Perez