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About Leadership San Angelo

Leadership San Angelo is designed to help develop future leadership for our City by providing intensive training in areas strategic to the city’s well-being.

The purpose of Leadership San Angelo is to give interested men and women with leadership potential the opportunity to develop their knowledge, and to hone the skills of leadership through a planned learning process in the atmosphere of the city itself. In this living laboratory, Leadership San Angelo will bring together persons from all areas of the city’s life for sharing, learning and participation. When they have completed the course, they will be familiar with all aspects of San Angelo’s life, and will be better prepared to lead and work together.

A maximum of 30 persons will be selected for this program, chosen by an anonymous selection committee from those who apply. Nominees and their employers must be able to commit the time required for the program, and participants will hopefully come from all segments of the community. A candidate must be 21 years of age or older.

Permanent mailing address:
Leadership San Angelo Alumni Association,
c/o San Angelo Chamber of Commerce,
418 W. Avenue B
San Angelo, TX 76903

For more information contact:
Mary Payton, LSAAA President

About Leadership San Angelo Alumni Association

Membership in the Leadership San Angelo Alumni Association (LSAAA) is open to graduates of the Chamber of Commerce sponsored Leadership San Angelo Program. Annual dues are $35.00, payable throughout the year.

LSAAA mission statement:

  • Support and promote the Leadership San Angelo program;
  • Provide educational opportunities that foster improved leadership skills and increased awareness of the issues facing San Angelo;
  • Promote and maintain Alumni communications; and
  • Promote its members to all divisions of city and county government and service, and to civic and charitable organizations.

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Phil Neighbors Memorial Scholarship

Education is a gift that lasts a lifetime and this $1,000 memorial scholarship is a way for the LSAAA to honor alumni Phil Neighbors while carrying his legacy forward to future generations of students. The Phil Neighbors Memorial Scholarship is open to applicants who are LSAAA alumni in good standing or children/grandchildren of LSAAA alumni in good standing and are enrolled or plan to enroll in college or trade school in the next academic year.

Congratulations to the 2019-2020 recipient, Mallory Melton of Wall High School!

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Bob Diebitsch Outstanding Alumnus Civic Leader of the Year Nominations

LSAAA, it’s time to place your nominations for the “Bob Award.” If you know someone that embodies outstanding qualities of leadership and community involvement, please click the button below to go to the website and place your nominations!

Place Your Nomination
Eligibility: Recipients of this award must be a graduate of the Leadership San Angelo program, but is not necessarily a member of the LSA Alumni Association or LSAAA Board. An individual can be nominated by anyone in the community as well as LSA alumni members. The award recipient is selected by the LSAAA Board and recognized at the June San Angelo Chamber of Commerce membership luncheon.
Criteria: This LSA graduate embodies the Leadership San Angelo program’s goals and objectives. Through their hard work, dedication and personal and professional acumen, this individual has developed into a strong leader for the City of San Angelo. He or she has a strong community knowledge and proven leadership skills. The recipient accepts leadership roles professionally and/or personally that are benefical to the City of San Angelo and it’s populace, dedicating time and effort to services or organizations throughout the community.

Events and Programs

Leadership San Angelo Alumni Association – Junior Leadership Forum

The flagship annual event for the Leadership San Angelo Alumni Association is the Junior Leadership Forum. Held in January. The forum brings more than 100 High School Sophomore students from the Concho Valley area together for a one-day training session on how to gain leadership skills and utilize those skills they already possess. Students who show capacity for leadership, but are not necessarily in current leadership roles, are selected for participation by the officials from each school.

Round table luncheon speakers at the event include local leaders such as Mayor, City and County Officials, Judicial, Education, and Healthcare leaders, as well as TV and Radio personalities.

Facilitators for the workshop session are graduates of the Leadership San Angelo program.

If you would like to volunteer to organize the event, please contact the Junior Leadership Forum Chairman Kit Wyatt at

Leadership San Angelo Alumni Association – Other Events

The Leadership San Angelo Alumni Association year ends June 30th. The Alumni Association partners with the Chamber of Commerce at their June monthly membership meeting to assist with Graduation for the current class. Outgoing Board Members, Bob Diebitsch Alumni Leader of the Year, Leadership Alumni Leader of the Year, and Business of the Year awards are presented, and individuals are recognized at the Chamber luncheon alongside the graduates.

The Leadership San Angelo Alumni Board organizes a Membership Dues and Social event in August to kick off the fundraising to cover expense for the Alumni projects for the year.

The Alumni Association welcomes and honors the newly selected Leadership San Angelo class with an evening reception each November, offering an opportunity for Leadership Alumni Association members to meet and welcome the new class.

Leadership San Angelo – Leader of the Year Awards

Individuals and businesses are recognized by the Leadership San Angelo Alumni Association for their contributions to the Association and the community. The awards are presented at the Association’s annual meeting in June of each year.

Leadership San Angelo – Scholarship Programs

The Leadership San Angelo Alumni Association gives three $1,000 college scholarships each spring to the top individuals from surrounding area schools.

Congratulations to the 2020 Leadership San Angelo Scholarship Recipients!

Bradley Gryder, Irion County High School
Andrea Meador-Safont, Central High School
Hannah Kim, Central High School

The LSAAA also provides up to two half-scholarships each year for deserving individuals to participate in the Leadership San Angelo program, sponsored by the San Angelo Chamber of Commerce. Leadership San Angelo program applications are available through the San Angelo Chamber of Commerce each August.

2019-2020 Board of Directors

Mary Payton
TimeClock Plus

Jennifer Boyd

Past President
Kelly Farmer
First Financial Bank

Melinda McCullough
MHMR Services for the Concho Valley

Lynsey Flage

Suddenlink Communications

Board Members
Bridgett Carr
Bug Express

Angela Casavant
Angelo Back & Rehab

Jim Cisneros
San Angelo State Park

Chrys Forbes
Live Design

Leslie North Gould
Workforce Solutions of the Concho Valley

Stephanie Hamby
Galilee Community Development Corporation

Brittney Miller
Angelo State University

Sandra Pomroy
Retired Chamber of Commerce

Amy Roberts
San Angelo Convention & Visitors Bureau

Tracy Simmons
Howard College

Cade Solsbery
San Angelo Police Department

Joe Thieman
Thieman-Stinnett Investment & Retirement Service

Deborah Watson
San Angelo Health Foundation

Kit Wyatt
Massey Balentine Law Firm

Chamber Liaison
Heather Kumpe

Leadership San Angelo Alumni Association Awards

View Past Award Recipients