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The McKinney Chamber of Commerce serves more than 1,200 businesses with a mission to empower our members to achieve economic success.


Leadership McKinney

Engaging leaders today for a stronger community tomorrow

Since its inception in 1988, 536 program alumni representing all sectors of our community have strived to put community trusteeship into action by combining inclusiveness, collaborative decision making, personal responsibility and visioning. Based on a curriculum that combines personal leadership skills training and an awareness of the McKinney community, this challenging educational experience provides participants the opportunity to engage in dialogue with leaders and field specific experts on relevant community issues.

Leadership Advisory Committeee

Chair: Dr. Thom Chesney, Brookhaven College – Class of 2006
Curriculum: Randy Williams – Class of 1989
Membership: Dave Clarke, North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) – Class of 2006
Alumni: Carol Ownby, McKinney Christian Academy – Class of 2008
Staff Liaison: Deb Fitzgerald

Applications for the Class of 2017

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If you would like more information about the Leadership McKinney program, contact Deb Fitzgerald: or call 972-542-0163.


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