• Lubbock Chamber to Host Civic and Public Leadership Academy

    LUBBOCK, Texas – The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce will host a Civic and Public Leadership Academy for individuals interested in running for local office, school board or various elected positions, as well as potential supporters of issues campaigns. The program will emphasize public service and the candidacy process covering requirements and best practices for both candidates or persons participating in the political campaign, whether it be a ballot measure or elected position. 
     
    This workshop will be held on Thurs., May 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the West Texas Home Builders Association, 7205 Kewanee Ave.
     
    “The Civic and Public Leadership Academy isn’t just for those interested in running for office, we will also discuss how one can get involved on boards and commissions in the Lubbock community and both current and previous public servants will share what it is like to serve in the public eye,” said Dave Marcinkowski, Lubbock Chamber Chair. “The Chamber started the program more than a decade ago and various public officials have gone through this very same course. I highly encourage anyone that has even considered serving in a public setting to participate in this crash course to learn campaign basics, strategies, and communications.”
     
    The Civic and Public Leadership Academy is open to any civically-minded citizen of Lubbock County and is non-partisan in nature. Facilitators and guest speakers will include Beth Bridges, Lubbock ISD Board of Trustees; Kim Davis, Nomiss Communication; Mike Stevens, Action Data; Becky Garza, City Secretary; David Langston, Former Mayor; Steve Massengale, Mayor Pro Tem; AJ McCleod, YWCA; Nancy Sharp, The United Family; Kade Wilcox, Primitive; and Robert Wood, West Texas Land Guys.
     
    Register here or by calling the Lubbock Chamber at (806) 761-7000. Seating is limited. Registration is $40, Chamber members receive a discounted rate of $30. Sponsorships are available. Contact Kyle Jacobson at kyle.jacobson@lubbockbiz.org to learn more.

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