Leadership Kansas Class Visits the Garden City Area May 30 – June 1

May 25, 2012

TOPEKA, KAN. (May 25, 2012) – The Garden City area will play host to the 2012 Leadership Kansas class on May 30 - June 1.

During this, their first session, the 40 members of the 2012 Leadership Kansas class will discuss the various aspects of the state’s energy industry, including a tour of the Sunflower Electric Plant in Holcomb. The agriculture topic will also consume a large portion of the educational sessions in Garden City, including tours of Reeve Cattle Company and Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc. and a panel discussion with local dairy and Kansas Livestock Association representatives.  Additionally, the class will discuss diversity at Garden City High School.

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 2012 Leadership Kansas class.  Other locations include the Kansas City metro, Manhattan/Junction City, the Wichita Metro area, Hays 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 34th 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.