Leadership Odessa graduation

Leadership Odessa graduation will be at 6:30 p.m. May 16 at the Odessa Country Club, 1 Fairway Drive.

These individuals are from all segments of Odessa businesses and nonprofit organizations. The Leadership participants make a nine-month commitment to the program to develop leadership skills and to learn about the community first-hand through monthly sessions.

This will be the 45th class and 52 participants will graduate.

The Leadership Odessa program is open to anyone who currently lives or works in Odessa, and whose organization is a Chamber Member. If you are new to Odessa, it’s the quickest way to get plugged into the community.

Although overseen by the Odessa Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Odessa is essentially a participant-run program. The previous year’s graduates put their new leadership skills to work immediately, organizing into committees and facilitating the incoming classes activities. This passing of the leadership torch has been working beautifully since the program’s founding in 1978.