Leadership Delray: Where Passion Meets Purpose

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” – Steve Jobs

If you have a passion for the Delray Beach community and a desire to serve it in a leadership role, plan to participate in the Leadership Delray 2022 Class that kicks-off on February 8! Leadership Delray is all about first-hand experiences and behind-the-scenes access. You’ll get an intimate look at how all facets of our community work and the challenges they face—education, healthcare, emergency services, local government, the arts and more – while exploring aspects of leadership.

We celebrated our Class of 2021 with Leadership Delray Graduation on November 23 at our Legislative Lunch. These participants represent organizations, nonprofits and private sector businesses including: the Delray Beach Police Department, the City of Delray Beach, Delray Beach Fire Rescue, Eat Better Live Better, Delray Beach CRA, Arts Warehouse, VOS CPAs, National Leadership Institution, Achievement Centers for Children & Families, Arts Garage, Erin l. Deady, P.A., Posh Properties, Seagate Hotel & Spa, Discover the Palm Beaches, GE Architecture, Lavalle, Brown & Ronan P.A., SRS Consulting, Palm Beach County Office of Equal Business Opportunity, Iron Anchor Consulting and Judy Sowards Realtor.

Here’s what some of Leadership Delray Class of 2021 have to say: “Leadership Delray was a terrific series. I learned a lot about the City, met many new business contacts and made a few new friends.” – Stuart Silver, SRS Consulting

“Leadership Delray was a fantastic way to see Delray Beach in a completely different way. Even after living and working in the city for more than two decades, I still saw new things, made new friends, and completely enjoyed the monthly gatherings.” – Marjorie Waldo, Arts Garage

“There isn’t an easier way to learn about Delray Beach’s community and people than Leadership Delray Beach. Every place you visit, and every presenter you hear, they all want you to discover what their all about.” – Sergio Piedra, Discover the Palm Beaches

“In addition to learning so much about Delray Beach, I made friendships and professional connections that wouldn’t have been possible without Leadership Delray. I would recommend it to anyone who lives or works here.” – Dani Moschella, City of Delray Beach – Fire Rescue

“Leadership Delray illuminated the many facets of this city and how the organizations all contribute small pieces to a larger puzzle that is Delray Beach. As all the pieces come together, these classes solidify your place in the city’s growth as a contributing factor.” – Luis Acosta, Arts Warehouse

We invite you to be a part of Leadership Delray 2022 – a 10-month program (one day per month) that fast-tracks leadership!

Your 2021 Leadership Delray Graduation Class Includes:

Lui Acosto
Raelyn Barlow
Tony Brown
Cynthia Buisson
Erin Deady
Philip DeCarlo
Laura Fournier
Sean Gibson
Jessica Gonzalez
Bob Hayes
Aleks Hayes
Heather Hinkle
Melinda Loria
Dani Moschella
Sergio Piedra
Stuart Silver
Antonia Smith
Judy Sowards
Rodney Stevenson
Debra Tendrich
Damon Thomas
Heather Vinas
Marjorie Waldo
Sammie Walthour

Things you should know:

Fee structure:
Chamber Members – $650
Non-Chamber Members – $750

Leadership Delray 2022 Schedule

February 8 – Orientation & History
March – Public Safety Day
April – The Arts and Most Fun Small Town Day
May – Media Day
June – City and County Systems Day
July – Medical Day
August – Education Day
September – Leadership Day
October – Innovation Day
November 22 – Legislative Lunch & Graduation

*Schedule is subject to change