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Eligibility Requirements

LG Leadership Class 40 2020-2021
LG Class 40 2020-2021

To be eligible, an applicant must fulfill one of the following categories:

  • Have lived in Garland one year prior to September 1 of the current calendar year
  • Have worked in Garland one year prior to September 1 of the current calendar year
  • Member of the Garland Chamber of Commerce

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Now accepting applications for Class 42.

If you would like to participate in Leadership Garland Class 42 (2022 - 2023), see the application instructions below. 

Applicants are asked to complete and submit the application form as instructed below. Applications are considered at one time, subsequent to the deadline date; however, you are encouraged to submit your application as early as possible because due to class size limitations, the order in which an application is received may be a factor used in determining class membership. We will acknowledge receipt of your application.

Selection of members for Class 42 (2022 - 2023) will be made within a few days following the submission deadline. When final selections are made, the Chamber will contact each applicant to inform him or her of membership status.

Now is the time to step INTO the Leadership of Garland! Through an innovative hybrid of in-person experiential learning and virtual training, Class 42 will be exposed to a variety of leadership techniques and opportunities.

Application Instructions:

  • Complete the application. Tuition for next Leadership Garland class is $850. 
  • Download, read and sign the class calendar.
  • Include a letter of recommendation. Please attach the letter to the application or ask the individual to send the letter directly to the Chamber offices.
  • The Mayor Charles R. Matthews Leadership Scholarship, available to an employee of the City of Garland or any educational institution, will be awarded to an individual who exhibits excellence in their field. To be considered, submit a request in writing at the time of application submission and check the box on the last page of the application indicating your desire for financial assistance. In your request letter, please include a description of how you have made a positive impact in the Garland community, and your plans to continue doing so as a Leadership Garland graduate.
  • Email the completed and signed application, class schedule, and all attachments to Diane Whitlock | Email:

Apply Class Calendar

The class calendar form must be signed in order for the application to be accepted.

Application and class calendar must be turned in to the Chamber office by 3 p.m., Friday, July 1, 2022. If admitted to the class, the tuition of $850 must be paid by 5 p.m., Monday, August 15, 2022.

***If you are unable to submit an applicant for Class 42, please consider providing a financial sponsorship. Sponsorships assist in covering the cost of the program and providing the best experience possible for class members.

Karina Olivares
"Let me help you discover innovative business services."

I direct the development and operational areas of the Chamber to carry out the organization's mission to be a catalyst for positive change in our community. Call me if I can help you cultivate relationships or discover services and programs to help achieve your business's mission.

Karina Olivares

President (469) 326-7474