Leadership Sand Springs
Classes will be February, March, April, May (skip June, July and August) September, October and November. Applications are due January 28, 2020.
Leadership Sand Springs is a community program established in 1992 and is sponsored by the Sand Springs Area Chamber of Commerce. It seeks out, honors, challenges, develops, and educates a select group of Sand Springs’ citizens who have the concern needed to provide the leadership to address issues of community significance. The course is designed to be a series of issues-oriented forums based on the belief that knowledge is a key element and prime motivator of leadership.
Leadership Sand Springs is open to all interested residents of the Sand Springs are and does not discriminate because of age, sex, race, religion, or national origin. Participants are selected on the basis of ability, demonstrated interest in their community, and insight for effective leadership.
Leadership Sand Springs’ graduates will also play a key role in planning and carrying out the program for the classes that follow them. Their enthusiasm for the program will be an important ingredient in maintaining a record or success.
The Leadership Sand Springs program will select approximately twenty participants annually. Participants are chosen through the application process by a community selection committee. The purpose of this process is to assure a class that consists of members from diverse backgrounds and experiences.
Quote from former Graduates
Brad Bates, City of Sand Springs Planning Department
Leadership Sand Springs afforded me with the opportunity to learn more about the community that I serve on a daily basis. I was able to gain knowledge about the wonderful higher education programs within Sand Springs, grow my understanding of the challenges that face the Sand Springs Public School District, learn about what Human Services are available within the community, and receive a rich history of how Sand Springs was created along with the philanthropic purpose behind it. Most importantly I was able to network with other individuals that serve the greater Sand Springs community with the common goal of bettering it every day.
Amy Fairchild, Director of Human Resource for City of Sand Springs
The Sand Springs Leadership Class is a wonderful opportunity to see how the community operates in various different forms but also for the common goal of providing invaluable resources and quality of life for its citizens. It was a very rewarding experience!
Kevin Foote, AVP Operations at American Heritage Bank
The Leadership class was informative, engaging and really gave a great overall view of our community, local government and the awesome people that make Sand Springs the thriving town that it is.
Kim Beard, Personal Banker for BancFirst
Leadership Sand Springs was such a great experience. I have lived here my whole life and have learned so much about our town. I knew where places where but not the history. I have grown so much and have a much better view of community. This class makes me want to get involved and make our town a place where you raise generations.
Joe Shepard, Associate Pastor HillSpring Church
The single biggest way to impact a city is to focus on leadership development. This class does just that. I am a better Sandite because I took this class!
2019 Graduating Class
left to right
Josh Milburn/L.D. Kerns Construction
Joe Shepard/HillSpring Church, Associate Pastor
Stephanie Johnson/HillSpring Church
Mary Bechtold/Salvation Army
Amanda Hall/Church that Matters
Preston McCurtain/Dillon Funeral Services
Jonathan Williams/Church that Matters
Amy Fairchild/City of Sand Springs
Kevin Foote/American Heritage Bank