Application 17-18

applications for 2019-2020 session are open! 

Applicants for Class XXXV will be notified of acceptance to the program pending application review process. An e-mail will be sent out soon. Thank you!  

Ready to submit?

Fill out the form below 

and submit your application 

using our file uploader. 

Each section relevant to your own experience or background must be completed. Utmost discretion is exercised in the use of information provided. The application must be signed by both the applicant and his/her employer.

Please remember that your employer must sign your application, and must be aware that you will be attending these sessions on a monthly basis (if applicable).

Applications may also be submitted via email to:



The Selection Committee is composed of alumni and non-alumni of Leadership Brownsville. They remain anonymous in order to isolate members from outside influence or pressure. 

Each year, participants are selected to represent a cross section of the community and to reflect the diversity of backgrounds, interests, professions, vocations and civic ties, therein. Because of size restrictions of each year’s class and the need to diversify the composition of the class, some qualified candidates may not be selected into a class. Those not selected are strongly encouraged to re-apply in subsequent years.

Eligibility Requirements

  • All participants must live or work in the Greater Brownsville area.
  • Applicants who are elected officials at the time of selection are not eligible.
  • Husband and wife cannot be participants in the same class.

Selection Criteria

​The most important factor in the selection process is the identification of those individuals who are most likely to utilize their leadership for the long-term benefit of the community.

The criteria for selection are:

  • A sincere commitment, motivation and interest to serve community;

  • A demonstration of leadership by past community activities and involvement;

  • A demonstration of concern for the future of Brownsville.

Participants are from all sectors of the community.