Amber Griffin

“WHLI has helped me engage more in my community, develop deeper bonds and relationships, and has inspired me to participate more fully in the future of West Houston. I’m forever grateful for the opportunities WHLI has afforded me.”

Griffin Realty & Associates, Owner

Destry Dokes

“The WHLI served as a portal that allowed me, as a 2016 participant, to experience the long-lived engagement and contributions that established and continues to perpetuate West Houston as a premier community to live, work, play, and worship.”

C.O.O. – Houston Community College NW

John Martinez

“It’s a self-rewarding opportunity to work with other leaders in WHLI as we all strive toward making West Houston a better place to work (and live) by volunteering and supporting its events.”

Trustmark Bank
Vice President/Commercial Banking

Melissa Peter

“My experience with West Houston Leadership Institute led me to become a better citizen, neighbor, advocate and constituent. This deeper understanding of my community created opportunity for deeper connections to the people of West Houston.”

Volunteer Program Coordinator for Bayou City Blessings in a Backpack

Rino Cassinelli

“I’ve been pretty involved through the years with my business, civic, & education endeavors, sitting on numerous boards and committees over the years; (WHCofC, SBMD, and HCC) but it was WHLI that help me put it all together. Regardless of where you are in your current personal & professional growth, WHLI will help you broaden your understanding on how to integrate; personal, business, civic and educational point-of-views to make you a better leader which everyone benefits, mostly YOU. You can never go wrong investing in yourself.”

Class of 2014