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Leadership Del Rio

Homegrown Leaders

Bringing together knowledgeable individuals encourages the discovery and implementation of solutions for present and future generations. It is the hope of the Del Rio Chamber of Commerce and its Leadership Del Rio Committee that by making a difference one graduate at a time, the aggregate effect over time will be truly profound!

Program Overview

Leadership Del Rio was established to inspire community members to actively participate in local affairs, and thereby contribute to Del Rio’s continued growth and future success. The program's primary goal is to help prepare and encourage young professionals to be agents of change.

Leadership Del Rio offers participants the opportunity to learn more about local history, culture, government, economy, and resources as well as about the challenges we face as a community. Students bring many different perspectives to the program, and the group conversations and collaborations enables them to share ideas that create paths to our stronger tomorrow.

Over time, the establishment of a network of community leaders is one of the greatest benefits of Leadership Del Rio. After completing the program, graduates are encouraged to continue using the knowledge gained and network developed to pursue opportunities that make a difference in our community, both in leadership roles and as active team members. Recognizing the strengths and needs of our community is the first step in effectively pursuing change and growth.

Schedule & Scope
How to Apply

Leadership Del Rio Class 14

Application to Leadership Class 14


Mission Statement: To develop leaders for Del Rio, Val Verde County & the surrounding area.


  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Have lived or worked in Val Verde County for at least 12 (twelve) months
  • Be a high school graduate or equivalent
  • Be a registered voter, if U.S. Citizen

Scheduled Class Dates:

  • August 15th - Class Welcome Reception
  • August 23-24 - Class Retreat - Overnight/Out of Town
  • September 19th
  • October 17th
  • November 14th
  • December 19th
  • January 16th
  • February 27th
  • March 27th
  • April 17th
  • May 15th - Graduation

Tuition Cost 2024 - 2025: $800

***Please note Class sizes are limited. A maximum of 2 representatives from each organization may be selected to participate in the program. Class balance & diversity is crucial to the success of our program. We appreciate your understanding in this regard.***

Application Submission Options:

Online – Click HERE to apply online for Leadership Class 14

In-Person – Download PDF and turn in by mail or on location

ATTN: Leadership Del Rio – Del Rio Chamber of Commerce 1915 Veterans Blvd. Del Rio, Texas 78840

Download PDF Leadership Class 14 Application

For further assistance please contact us at: | 830-775-3551


Leadership Del Rio Alumni

Leadership Del Rio Alumni Association dues will serve as the financial backbone to support a scholarship initiative for individuals that want to participate in Leadership Del Rio.  This is a way to encourage Leadership Del Rio graduates help those that may want to go through the program but may not have the means or a sponsoring business.  Dues will be used for alumni mixers and scholarships at this time.  To expand the Leadership Del Rio program, everyone throughout the community is encouraged to apply and participate.

Annual Membership fees are $50.00

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