Leadership Tigard: Your Backstage Pass to Community and Opportunity

Chelsea Hicks Foundation - Service Project Fundraiser.
Chelsea Hicks Foundation - Service Project Fundraiser.
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The Tigard Chamber of Commerce is seeking curious, collaborative, constructive, compassionate, and connected adults who are: business owners, government, non-profit, or academic professionals and volunteers.

Are you interested in gaining more knowledge about the community you live, work and play in? How about a deeper understanding of how it all fits together between business, government, non-profits, and community?  Would you like to impact the community of Tigard and help make it even better?  Then consider Leadership Tigard!

Fire Station 51 Tour - Public Safety Day.
Station 51 Tour – Public Safety Day.

Leadership Tigard is a 1 day/month, 9-month program of the Tigard Chamber of Commerce.  The goal of the program is to educate and inspire adult leaders to participate in the life of our community at a variety of levels.  The purpose of Leadership Tigard is to create knowledgeable, connected, skilled, involved and passionate business and community members/leaders.

Participants in Leadership Tigard become part of local solutions as more informed and engaged citizens.  What previous participants say about Leadership Tigard: 

• Karen Emerson, Leadership Tigard Class of 2017, and current Tigard School Board member stated: “Leadership Tigard helped me find the confidence to represent my neighbors on the school board.” 

• Halsted Bernard, Leadership Tigard Class of 2018, and now Director of Tigard Public Library stated: “Leadership Tigard has given me the tools to engage more deeply with the Tigard Community and the resources to collaborate with other leaders.” 

• Michelle Cheney, Leadership Tigard Class of 2019 and a Branch Manager with The Portland Clinic stated: “I’ve lived in Tigard for 15 years and worked here for 7 and almost everything we learned was new.  I was delighted with how much Tigard has to offer, and I learned about important ways I can contribute to my community.”

History of downtown Tigard walking tour
History of Downtown Tigard walking tour – History, Culture & Diversity Day.


We thank and congratulate Leadership Tigard graduates who supported the local community for three years running:

• Class of 2017 – Raised $5,000 for Project Homeless Connect Tigard One Day Event, serving some of our most vulnerable community members.

• Class of 2018 – Assembled 300 “Fresh Start” kits with essential health, hygiene and other necessities for the city’s most needy residents distributed through local agencies.   

• Class of 2019 – Raised over $6,000 for the Chelsea Hicks Foundation who provides play and laughter to children fighting cancer.

Applications are now being accepted for the Leadership Tigard class of 2019/20. The program runs October 7, 2019 through June16, 2020. Applications are due by September 20, 2019. To apply visit: Leadership.TigardChamber.org or email debi@tigardchamber.org.

Leadership Tigard is a program of the Tigard Chamber of Commerce. Connect with us on Facebook.com/LeadershipTigard, Instagram.com/Leadership_Tigard and Twitter @LeadersTigard

For more information contact Debi Mollahan: Debi@TigardChamber.org or (503)

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