Leadership Kansas Class Visits the Garden City area May 29-31

June 11, 2013

For more information, contact:

John Federico
Executive Director
Leadership Kansas

Leadership Kansas Class Visits the Garden City area May 29-31

TOPEKA, KAN. (May 22, 2013) – The Garden City area will play host to the 2013 Leadership Kansas class on May 29-31.

During this, their first session, the 40 members of the 2013 Leadership Kansas class will meet with Mayor Dan Fankhauser, participate in an immigration/diversity panel and energy panel, and tour Royal Farms Dairy, Reeve Cattle Co., Sunflower Electric Power Corp. and Tyson Foods plant. In addition, the group will meet Kris Kobach Secretary of State, Judge Tommy Webb, Aaron Popelka Kansas Livestock Association, and many others.

Over the course of the six-month regional meetings, the class will engage in discussions with top experts on the key issues facing Kansas. The Garden City area is the first of the six communities to host the 2013 Leadership Kansas class. Other locations include: Hutchinson/Wichita, Colby/Goodland, the KC Metro area, Pittsburg, and 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 35th 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 accepting nominations for applicants for next year's program which will begin in April of 2014 at www.leadershipkansas.org.


The Kansas Chamber, with headquarters in Topeka, is the leading statewide pro-business advocacy group moving Kansastowards becoming the best state in Americato live and work. The Chamber represents small, medium and large employers all across Kansas. For more information on the Kansas Chamber of Commerce, go to www.kansaschamber.org.