Leadership Grapevine

Leadership Grapevine

A program of the City of Grapevine
and the Grapevine Chamber of
Commerce, Leadership Grapevine
offers an educational experience
designed to develop an awareness
of the city, its relationship with
the DFW Metroplex and to provide
personal leadership training.
At the conclusion of the program,
participants are better prepared,
to seek leadership roles, both within
their business and community.

Participation in the class is limited to 32 individuals. Leadership Grapevine participants are selected through an application and selection process, with the purpose of this process to assure a mix of people from diverse backgrounds and experiences that represent a cross section of the city.

Leadership Grapevine 2017-2018 Applications are available here!

If you have any questions about Leadership Grapevine, please contact the Chamber at (817) 481-1522.

Leadership Grapevine Board of Directors

Each year, three (3) Leadership Grapevine alumni are chosen for the Leadership Grapevine Board of Directors. These Directors assist in analyzing past class evaluations, as well as to develop the future classes. Terms are 1 year and start each June. Boards meetings are every 4 months. Board Directors typically join in on a variety of classes and attend Graduation each May.

Leadership Grapevine Alumni Association
Connect | Mentor | Generate | Engage

Leadership Grapevine has been going strong for 25 years. Over 400 leaders have graduated from the program with approximately 300 still in the surrounding area and connected to the community and its leadership.

Annually, each March, alumni are asked to join the $100 Club. This is essentially their annual dues. Dues collected go towards service projects the alumni undertake, to educational programs and social gatherings.


Scheduled gatherings can include participation in current classes, updates on City operations, the latest news on economic development, leadership tips from subject matter experts or community service projects. The tentative 2017-2018 schedule includes:

Leadership Grapevine Alumni Association – Meeting Dates

October 20, 2017, 3 – 5 PM – ‘Sip Into Fall’ Party on the Patio
February 15, 2018, 4 – 6 PM – We ‘LOVE’ Our Alumni! 
June 21, 2018 – ‘First Day of Summer’ Social. 
October 4, 2018 – ‘Sip Into Fall’ Party on the Patio. 
February 2019 – TBD
June 2019 – TBD
October 2019 – TBD
Leadership Grapevine Alumni Association – SPECIAL DATES
TBD – Invitation to Current Class’s Community Service Projects
April 26, 2018 – Flag Plaza – Bury The Time Capsule
May 17, 2018 – Leadership Grapevine Graduation

Past Events

October 2016 – Inaugural gathering at Cowboys Golf Course

December 2016 – End of year charitable giving opportunity

March 2017 – Fundraising for the 25 year anniversary project – Flag Plaza & Concession Trailer Improvements

April 2017 – Graduation and Flag Plaza Groundbreaking 

May 2017 – Graduation of the 25th Leadership Grapevine 

July 2017 – Dedication of Flag Plaza

August 2017 – Summer Social

October 2017 – Fall Fest Fun

Leadership Grapevine 25-Year Anniversary
Introducing “Flag Plaza”
Celebrating 25 Years of Developing Grapevine’s Leaders

Leadership Grapevine - 25 Year Anniversary

Leadership Grapevine Alumni & Community Leaders – we are asking you to be a part of this 25-year anniversary celebration. Two major projects are being planned – a Flag Plaza and a Concession Trailer Refurbishment. We are working toward raising $25,000 to complete these projects, which will serve as a symbol for the 25-year anniversary of this program and the dynamic leaders who have graduated from Leadership Grapevine.

The Concession Trailer is utilized for every festival. It is a time-honored tradition for Leadership Grapevine students to volunteer every year to develop teamwork while giving back to the community. After 20 years, the trailer needs upgrades to remain a festival standout!

The Plaza will be built in a highly visible location on the Chamber of Commerce grounds in honor of Leadership Grapevine’s 25th anniversary.

The Flag Plaza will be built in a highly visible location on the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce grounds. A project rendering is attached. What a great way to leave a legacy in Grapevine! Several donation levels include a company or family name engraved within the structure. Other benefits include:

  • Promotion of your business by leaving a historical legacy
  • Recognition as a community contributor and influential business leader
  • Generating economic development by continuing to expand your business network by staying engaged

Our Alumni are being asked to join the Alumni Association by contributing a $100 in dues. For this initial year, all dues will go towards these two projects. Thereafter, annual dues will go toward their professional and personal development. Dues will renew each March. Alumni may contribute at any donor level in addition to their dues. The following donation benefits are available. The deadline is March 24th.

The following sponsorship opportunities with listed benefits are available:

ChairmanPresidentAmbassadorMember Alumni Annual DuesIN KIND
$5,000$2,500$1,000$500 $100
1 available2 available4 availableUnlimitedUnlimited 
Groundbreaking ceremonyRecognition at siteRecognition at siteRecognition at site Educational sessions
Major recognition at siteWebsite recognitionWebsite recognitionWebsite recognition Personal development sessionsWebsite recognition
Prominent website recognitionPlacement on printed and digital marketingPlacement on printed & digital marketingPlacement on printed & digital marketingBusiness networking
Prominent placement on printed and digital marketingHonorary seat on the Leadership Grapevine BoardPresentation to class Social gatherings
Honorary seat on the Foundation BoardPresentation to classCommunity service projects
Presentation to class
One student tuition to Leadership class
Logo on student polos

Click here to Leave Your Legacy as a Flag Plaza Sponsor NOW


Mary Jo Tellin, Director of Program Development
Grapevine Chamber of Commerce
(817) 481-1522

Contact Info: E-mail: info@grapevinechamber.org Office: 200 Vine Street, Grapevine, Texas 76051 Phone: 817-481-1522