Leadership Kansas Class Visits the Kansas City Metro area August 21-23

August 15, 2013

For more information, contact:

John Federico Executive Director Leadership Kansas 785-290-0017 785-554-6866

Leadership Kansas Class Visits the Kansas City Metro area August 21-23

TOPEKA, KAN. (August 15, 2013) – The Kansas City Metro area will play host to the 2013 Leadership Kansas class on August 21-23.

During this session, 40 members of Leadership Kansas will participate in discussions related to the Kansas City Metropolitan area population and demographics and the economic development border war debate between Kansas and Missouri. The group will also visit the Kansas Medical Center and listen to an update on the NCI Designation.  Additionally, they will participate in a tour of the Kansas Bioscience and Technology Center.

Throughout the course of the six-month regional meetings, the class will continue to engage in discussions with top experts on the key issues facing Kansas. The Kansas City Metro area is the fourth of six communities to host the 2013 Leadership Kansas class. Other locations include: Colby/Goodland, Wichita, Pittsburg, Topeka, and Garden City.

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 currently accepting nominations through the end of the year 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.