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And Make a Difference

Gilbert Leadership is a premier program that facilitates individuals interested in becoming engaged and educated about the challenges facing our Town.

Meet and Greet will be held on Thursday, May 7th at 5pm.  The Meet and Greet is an opportunity for you to learn more about applying to the program.  Register today!

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XXIII Graduates

Gilbert Leadership Class XXIII celebrated graduation on June 12th, 2015.


Class Graduates

The program strives to recruit, select, and retain a diverse group of individuals who demonstrate a commitment to the Gilbert community. Gilbert Leadership has over 350 alumni who are actively engaged in our community through boards, commissions, committees and various volunteer opportunities.

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Who We Are

Organization: Gilbert Leadership a program of the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce

History: Program has been in continuous operation since 1991.

Purpose: To expose promising leaders to those issues that affect our communities, businesses and the public. With understanding of the needs and concerns in a wide variety of issues, these individuals will be better able to contribute their resources to making a difference in many ways.


Goals and Objectives: The program’s goal is to prepare future community leaders for positions of responsibility by:

  • Acquainting them with significant community processes, programs and problems.
  • Teaching them about involvement opportunities, special challenges and demands using forums with current leaders.
  • Improving understanding of various economic, social and political forces impacting the community.
  • Providing a network of new community talent for service on public and private commissions, agencies, organizations and associations.

  • Educating and counseling leaders on skills necessary to become more objective.
  • Encouraging placement of graduates in key leadership positions in the community


  • A sincere concern about the future of our state and commitment to help shape its future.
  • Commitment through past and present community involvement.
  • A demonstrated capacity for leadership within the individual’s own organization.
  • A willingness to commit the energy necessary to complete the program, including monthly attendance at all sessions.
  • Live and/or Work in Gilbert

Our Sponsors

Your financial contribution to the program assists in ensuring the program’s continued success. Help us support citizens with an interest in transforming and strengthening the Gilbert community. We urge you to join us in our mission.

Yes! I would like to invest in my community through a donation in Gilbert Leadership to support the development of emerging and current leaders.

Sponsorship Opportunities (for term of sponsorship July to June)

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Alumni Classes

Class 17-22

Alumni Class 22

Alumni Class 21

Alumni Class 20

Alumni Class 19

Alumni Class 18

Alumni Class 17

Why Gilbert Leadership

Gilbert Leadership increases citizen participation in the community by creating awareness of leadership opportunities and developing individual leadership skills which support the goals of the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce.


The Difference We Make

Each Leadership class is also required to complete a group service project that benefits the community. The type, cost, and scope of the project is determined by the talents, resources, and creativity of the class members in discussion with one another. The one-day project should involve all of the class members and is determined by members outside of scheduled class time. This requirement is designed with the goal of leaving a lasting legacy of the class within the community.