The Odessa Chamber of Commerce and its board of directors and employees are heartbroken with the tragic events that occurred in our city on August 31. This senseless tragedy has shaken us at our foundation. But, as Odessans, we pull together in our time of need. If you would like to contribute to the victims and their families affected by this sad event, we have established a PayPal account to assist with funerals and medical care.


Junior Leadership Odessa

Jr. Leadership 2019 Group Photo

2019 Schedule

Jan. 26 - Feb. 26, 2019
To graduate from Junior Leadership you must attend the retreat and at least three of the four evening sessions.

Sat. January 26, 8:25 am-4:00 pm 
 Odessa Regional Medical Center

Media & Education
Mon. January 28, 5:30-9:00 pm   Odessa Chamber of Commerce*

Law Enforcement & Government
February 4, 5:30-9:00 pm
Odessa Chamber of Commerce*

Medical & Social Services
Mon. February 11, 5:30-9:00 pm  Odessa Chamber of Commerce*

Arts & Culture
Tue. February 19, 5:30-9:00 pm
Odessa Chamber of Commerce

Tue. February 26, 6:30-8:30 pm  Odessa Regional Medical Center

*Sessions will begin and end at the Odessa Chamber of Commerce, 700 N. Grant, Suite 200 (Bank of America building)

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What is Junior Leadership?

Junior Leadership Odessa is a program of the Odessa Chamber of Commerce for Junior-year students from New Tech Odessa, Odessa High School, and Permian High School.

Recent graduates from the Chamber’s sister program for business professionals (Leadership Odessa) organize and lead the Junior Leadership sessions.

Enroll for Junior Leadership
What is the cost?

FREE, thanks to the generosity of individual or business Members of the Chamber who donate funds or food to the program.

When can I enroll?

Enrollment for the 2019 class begins in November. Enrollment deadline is 5 pm, Friday, December 14, 2018. Class is formed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

To find out more, please call Lynn Van Amburgh 432-333-7862 at the Odessa Chamber of Commerce or email


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