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! 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. The Class of 2022 is full and in progress. Email sarah@delraybeach.com to get on the waiting list for Leadership Delray Class of 2023.

Fee Structure:

Chamber Members – $650

Future Chamber Members – $750

Leadership Delray 2022 Schedule:

February 1 – Orientation & History

February 22 – Agriculture Day

April 12 – Public Safety Day

May 10 – The Arts and Most Fun Small Town Day

June 15 – Media Day

July 12 – City and County Systems Day

August 4 – Education Day

September 13 – Medical Day

October 11 – Leadership Day

November 22 – Legislative Lunch & Graduation

*Schedule is subject to change


“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

“I’m so glad I decided to participate in Leadership Delray! It was a fantastic way to make connections with people and businesses all over Delray. The Chamber did a fantastic job keeping our class together and converting to virtual events during COVID-19, and I have made some lasting friendships through this experience.” – Keely Sanders, Hyatt Place Delray Beach

“Leadership Delray has demonstrated to me that each and every profession has it avenues and step by step processes that leads to great outcomes.” – Rachel Ivey, City of Delray Beach Parks & Recreation

“The connections, information and experiences from Leadership Delray are invaluable. If you’re looking to succeed and grow in Delray Beach, Leadership Delray is a great place to start!” – Amber Clark, Rapoport’s Restaurant Group

“I was able to develop relationships with individuals within the Chamber and City that have played and continue to play big roles in my launching of a new business.” – Ben Fagan, Ben Fagan Media