Since its inception in 1985, a small group of class members has been chosen from applications submitted by interested Brownsville citizens to participate in the Leadership Brownsville program. These class members represent a cross-section of the community.
Over a period of nine months, the class members are given access to the inner workings of Brownsville. They have the opportunity to speak with the leaders of the community and to see how Brownsville works.
Once you have been admitted to Leadership Brownsville, you will be asked to attend a mandatory orientation which will serve as the kick-off for the program. The following day you will begin the first session. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, this year's orientation will be streamed via Zoom.
Brownsville is one of the most important cities of Texas. Learn about the legends and folktales associated with historic Brownsville. The afternoon will be spent receiving presentations from community leaders that will develop your leadership style.
Discover the various non-profit organizations within the community. Learn how you can contribute to the vast needs of our city.
An inside look at what your elected City and County officials do for the City of Brownsville, with an opportunity to ask them questions. Plus, a look at some of our heritage museums.
There are many facts about Brownsville’s Economic potential, as well as other success stories that make our city stand out.
Learn what it takes to put the news out each day. During this session, class members will also learn about the environment and how the city responds to emergencies.
Leadership Brownsville Board of Directors plans a retreat for class members which allows the team to further build their relationships with one another. The retreat also provides valuable lessons from leadership speakers.
An opportunity to learn about our public, charter, private education systems and higher education.
Explore the various health and human services available within our community from hospitals and rehabilitation centers to nursing homes and other medical facilities.
A behind the scenes view of local, state, and federal levels of law enforcement.
An opportunity to go behind the doors and discover the full range of services offered by the Port of Brownsville. BPUB will show you the process of how we obtain water, sewer and electricity.