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Applications being accepted for local leadership program

November 11, 2016

There is still time for community minded citizens with a leadership drive to apply to the Shawnee Tomorrow Leadership program, sponsored by the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

The foundation will accept 20 to 25 applicants for participation.

The deadline for all applications is Dec. 16.

Started by the chamber in 1989, the purpose of the program is to help individuals assume leadership roles within Shawnee, Johnson County, the state of Kansas and beyond.

Since its inception, nearly 350 individuals have graduated from this leadership program, with many serving our community today.

Participants will be required to attend eight full-day and one half-day class sessions from January to May next year.

Topics will include education, health care, economic development, community service and city, county and state government.

“Shawnee Tomorrow Leadership is a great way to find out what is happening in our community,” said John Wills, State Farm Insurance, 2016 Graduate and 2017 Chair of the Shawnee Tomorrow Leadership Steering Committee. “Take this opportunity to engage yourself or a member of your staff. You will not regret spending the time to make valuable connections.”

Tuition — totaling $925 — covers the cost for materials, transportation and meals.

Additional information and an application are on the chamber’s website at

For questions, call Mary Taylor at 913-631-6545.


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