What is Leadership McAllen?

Following a hostile McAllen Mayoral election in 1981, there was real concern that the community had been divided. Feelings and trust on all sides of the political spectrum were frayed. Fortunately, not everyone was caught up in the debate. The late Dr. Charles Wilson, Danny Boultinghouse and Joseph Garza saw the crisis for its potential, and sought to find a way to draw McAllen back together. Over a period of several months, they researched programs around Texas and the nation. They met with community and business leaders and embarked on a very risky venture loaded with the potential to do well, but fraught with considerable risk. They discovered an idea that had successfully worked in other communities. This idea is known as Leadership McAllen.