After 9 months of hard work, the Leadership Edinburg (LE) Class XXXII celebrated its graduation. The graduation ceremony was hosted on Thursday, August 29, 2021 at the historical Southern Pacific Depot.
Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the Leadership Edinburg Class XXXII persevered and completed their courses. “This class was definitely different from our traditional LE courses.” said Ronnie Larralde, Executive Director of the Edinburg Chamber. This year LE hosted its courses virtually. “This just shows how committed our LE Class is to making a difference in our community. They maintained their goals and completed their project despite the distractions of daily life and a global pandemic.”
Among the LE Class XXXII were 11 participants all from different walks of life. Similarly professions ranging from public servants to business owners. Mayor Richard Molina, graduate of LE Class XXVI presented the keynote address. Molina expressed the importance of leadership and staying active in local community affairs.
LE Class XXXII completed several virtual events due to the pandemic. Some events included; leadership retreat as well as sessions that focused on education, healthcare, history, media, economics, government, quality of life and community service.
Each Leadership class selects a project that they work on together and complete within one year of the program. In this case, Class XXXII completed an art installation that reads “ETX”. The installation is 20ft long and 8ft tall and features a mural of Edinburg, TX heritage in the back. LE Class will be unveiling the photo worthy artwork late August 2021..
Leadership Edinburg is a program of the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce. The organization encourages a better Edinburg through strong leadership skills. The LE Steering Committee is currently accepting applications for Class XXXIII. For information on applications please call 956-383-4974 or visit us online at www.edinburg.com.