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Joining the Leadership West Alumni Association (LWAA) connects you to leaders who share the same passion as you do for the West Valley. The power of Leadership West is found in its alumni and their collective desire to make a positive impact on the West Valley.


Your membership supports the mission of Leadership West, which is to make an IMPACT in our communities. Through your generous contribution to LWAA, you are instantly connected to regional leaders, local leadership opportunities, and alumni only events, and on-going regional training.

Contributing to LWAA

As a successful Leadership West graduate, you can reap the benefits of our alumni program by becoming a LWAA member. Leadership West/LWAA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and as such, your contribution could be tax deductible. (Note: Consult your tax professional to find out if your LWAA dues are eligible for a tax deduction.)

Benefits of LWAA

Depending on your level of membership, you’ll receive discounted—or even free—tickets to programs and events, such as:

  • Almuni mixers and fireside chats
  • Alumni-only focus tours
  • C-Squared events for key issue awareness and relationship-building
  • West-X Leadership Summit (held each February)
  • Access to Leadership West Institute for continued learning and leadership training
  • Annual Awards Banquet celebrating leadership success
  • Conversation On Leadership event (held each September)

Plus, you’ll receive access to the updated Alumni Database, putting you in contact with Leadership West’s 500+ program graduates.

In addition, only LWAA members can nominate or be nominated for Leadership West awards.

LWAA Member Testimonials

Don’t just take our word for it—here’s what other LWAA members have to say about Leadership West and their continued involvement in the organization:

Dr. Lily DeBlieux Image“I have participated in countless leadership development programs but none as comprehensive and focused as Leadership West. As a graduate of Class XXII, I have learned about my community in the West Valley where I proudly live and work, and have met lifelong friends and contacts that have enabled me to live my passion of giving back. I, along with two other class members Gina Godbehere and Jennifer Rogers, were able to impact 380,000 lives of students and their families through the Speak Up, Stand Up, Save a Life Conference that had its impetus through our Leadership West class project. This program is a must for those who want to live their values and contribute to their community.”

Dr. Lily Matos DeBlieux, Superintendent at Pendergast School District 


Maria Brunner

“It is with great honor that I am proud to say that I’m a Leadership West Class XXIV graduate.  In life, personally and professionally, leadership skills are necessary, and effective civic ownership mindset is a must.  Leadership West has redefined for me, my stewardship heart of serving as a leader with a purpose for a greater good for all.  The commitment that I made is an incredible positive progress in my knowledge of the West Valley.  I have met wonderful people, true dedicated leaders that inspire me. I know I made lifelong lasting relationships and friendships.  I strongly recommend Leadership West to all future leaders of the West Valley and beyond.”

Maria R. Brunner, Director of Business Development at OneAZ Credit Union


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Join or renew your LWAA membership today as a commitment to yourself to further increase your:

  • Regional awareness
  • Leader to leader relationships
  • Leadership skillset