The Victoria Chamber of Commerce will be taking applications for the 2012-2013 Gayla Capers Memorial Leadership Victoria Program.

The mission of Leadership Victoria is to identify, educate, and motivate emerging community leaders to become more involved in various community affairs. The purpose of Leadership Victoria is to introduce and orient new leaders to our community, identify individuals who have displayed a strong tendency toward civic involvement, and assist them in increasing their potential to become community leaders.

The program format is a series of nine sessions (including an overnight opening retreat). Classes cover such areas as education, social needs, personal skills, and key segments of our community. Curriculum will also include sessions on strategic planning, communication and much more.  Eight classes (9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.) and an opening overnight retreat.

Candidates may apply or be nominated by an employer or another interested party. Applications may be obtained by contacting the Victoria Chamber of Commerce or by the link below. In order to be considered, applications must be received on or before September 1, 2013.

Leadership Victoria is funded by contributions from the business and civic community and a $450.00 tuition fee per participant. Tuition may be paid by the individual, employer, or sponsoring organization. Limited financial aid is available. If an applicant is not accepted their tuition will be refunded.

For more information about Leadership Victoria, call the Chamber at (361) 573-5277.