Jerry Jones speaks at leadership mixer

Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys, was a surprise speaker at the Leadership Laguna Madre Mixer on Tuesday, Aug. 2. (Staff photo by Scarlet O’Rourke)

Staff Writer

The South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce hosted a mixer on the Island to kick off the 16 Leader­ship Laguna Madre (LLM) class on Tuesday, Aug. 2.

Members from the com­munity, both seasoned and new, came to learn about LLM, a class that spans over a nine month period to train a future set of lead­ers, or to simply familiarize locals with the things that make Laguna Madre func­tion, according to leaders in the program.

According to a handout by LLM, “Using a nine month curriculum, the pro­gram will teach participants about major community is­sues and ways to find solu­tions to existing problems. During the course of the program, participants will make important contacts with other community lead­ers in areas such as govern­ment, industry, education, health, and commerce.”

A surprise visit by Dal­las Cowboy’s owner Jerry Jones was met with ap­plause as he shared his be­liefs of the need for leader­ship.

To see this story in print, pick up a copy of the Aug. 4 edition of the Port Isabel South Padre Press or check out our E-edition by clicking here.


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