Leadership Kansas Class Visits the Wichita area September 14-16

September 14, 2016

TOPEKA, KAN. (September 14, 2016) - South Central Kansas will play host to the 2016 Leadership Kansas class September 14-16.


After a stop in Hutchinson to discuss tourism, the 39 members of the 2016 Leadership Kansas class will spend several days in the Wichita area.  Among other topics, the class will participate in discussions on aviation manufacturing, entrepreneurship, downtown redevelopment and workforce development. They will tour Spirit AeroSystems, Exploration Place, and the El Dorado Correctional Facility.


Over the course of the six-month program, the class will engage in discussions with top experts on the key issues facing Kansas. The South Central Kansas area is the fifth of six communities to host the 2016 Leadership Kansas class. Other locations include: the Kansas City Metro area Dodge City/Garden City, Hays, Pittsburg, Hutchinson/Wichita, and Manhattan/Topeka.


Leadership Kansas is one of the oldest and most prestigious statewide leadership programs in the country. Established by the Kansas Chamber in 1979, the program is celebrating its 38th year of educating and motivating Kansas leaders from all four corners of the state. The Leadership Kansas program remains committed to its original mission to inspire persons to maintain involvement in the social, business and political fabric of our Kansas communities. 


Leadership Kansas is currently accepting nominations for applicants for next year's program which will begin in April of 2017 at www.leadershipkansas.org.


The Kansas Chamber, with headquarters in Topeka, is the leading statewide pro-business advocacy group moving Kansas towards becoming the best state in America to live and work. The Chamber represents small, medium and large employers all across Kansas. The mission of the Kansas Chamber of Commerce is to continually strive to improve the economic climate for the benefit of every business and citizen and to safeguard our system of free, competitive enterprise.

For more information on the Kansas Chamber of Commerce, visit www.kansaschamber.org.