Since 1981, Leadership Amarillo & Canyon (LAC) has educated and developed area leaders on the challenges facing our community. Our ten-month leadership development program is designed to introduce leadership tools that will make better employees, leading to a better workplace, better families and ultimately a better community. Participants meet one day a month (August-May) and experience a variety of businesses, organizations and area sites, including the opportunity to tour various businesses and industries in the community, such as Bell Helicopter and B & W Pantex. Participants also hear presentations and panel discussions from a cross-section of civic, business and non-profit leaders. This dynamic program not only includes leadership development, but also networking, community awareness and social consciousness.
Teen Leadership Amarillo & Canyon (TLAC) is a program of LAC a “not for profit” 501 (c) (3) leadership training organization. TLAC is dedicated to strengthening the local community by enhancing sophomore, junior and senior high school students’ skills to better enable them to become future civic, corporate, and political leaders. Through TLAC students can realize their capacity to effect positive change in our community. They also discover common interests and goals while learning to appreciate diverse personalities, talents and values. West Texas A&M University college trainers facilitate sessions, along with hands-on activities and field trips to area businesses and service organizations.