May 12, 2017 kicked-off a new journey for 36 individuals who graduated the Leadership Fort Bend program organized by the Central Fort Bend Chamber. For the 2017 Leadership Fort Bend Alumni class and informed leaders, this is just the beginning to serve in their communities – sharing knowledge, offering talent, volunteering – to help them thrive and grow.
The graduation ceremony and program closing retreat held at the Tremont House in Galveston was led by Leadership Fort Bend Chairs Wes Wittig, Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office, and Ray Aguilar, Classic Chevrolet Sugar Land; and the Chamber’s CEO & President Regina Morales. Aguilar says, “Leadership is critical to the success of a community. Fort Bend County is in a cycle of positive growth because of the outstanding efforts of its diverse contingent of leaders”. Wittig continued, “Many of those leaders are graduates of Leadership Fort Bend, as will be many of those who lead Fort Bend County into the future”.
Before the graduates received their certificates, they enjoyed a full day of collaborative, team-building exercises and developed long-term goals for their alumni group to tackle in the coming years to help drive more community awareness and involvement.
The goal development exercises were facilitated by Rob Thompson of TruCore Business Development, who is also a Leadership Alumni of the 2016 class. The Amazing Race Galveston team-building game was headed up by 2016 Alumni and Facilitators Trey Reichert, Johnson Development; Alicen Swift, OakBend Medical Center; Lisa Moore, Child Advocates of Fort Bend; Seth Sacra, Needville Insurance; and Rene Casanova, Casanova Insurance.
Central Fort Bend Chamber is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Leadership program, which begins in August.
“The program is designed to create an understanding of the community functions; to increase awareness of issues facing Fort Bend County and the State of Texas; and to foster healthy dialogue and exchange among the participants and county leaders,” says Morales. Morales continues, “This will provide the community with a pool of talent for future elected officials and candidates for boards, employment, volunteers and project facilitation, while building lasting relationships”.
For more information about Leadership Fort Bend or to download an application for the 2017-2018 program, visit www.cfbca.org/get_involved/leadership_fort_bend.aspx.
The Central Fort Bend Chamber is a 106 year old non-profit membership organization dedicated to creating a strong local economy where businesses can prosper. The Central Fort Bend Chamber advocates for over 1,000 local businesses led by a volunteer board of directors who are dedicated to sustaining Fort Bend County’s quality of life, and keeping our community and economy vibrant.