Leadership Kansas Class Visits Topeka October 24-26

October 18, 2012

TOPEKA, KAN. (October 18, 2012) – The Topeka area will play host to the 2012 Leadership Kansas class on October 24-26.

During this, their last of six sessions, the 40 members of the 2012 Leadership Kansas class will meet with Governor Brownback and Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Lawton Nuss, visit the Kansas Statehouse, take a tour of Frito Lay and Hill’s Pet Nutrition Research Center, and visit Forbes Field.  The session will wrap up Friday evening with a graduation banquet at Topeka Country Club.

Over the course of the six-month regional meetings, the class will engage in discussions with top experts on the key issues facing Kansas. Topeka is the last of the six communities to host the 2012 Leadership Kansas class. Other locations included: Garden City, Hays, the Wichita Metro area, Manhattan/Junction City, and the Kansas City Metro area.

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.

Leadership Kansas is accepting nominations for applicants for next year's program which will begin in April of 2013 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. For more information on the Kansas Chamber of Commerce, go to www.kansaschamber.org.