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Leadership class visits Kansas City


Special to The Hays Daily News

Special to The Hays Daily News

TOPEKA -- The Kansas City Metro area will play host to the 2014 Leadership Kansas class Wednesday to Friday.

During this session, the 39 members of the 2014 Leadership Kansas Program will participate in discussions related to economic development, the border war debate, urban health care, the rebirth of Kansas City, and Kansas as an economic engine.

The class also will visit the Command Staff General College in Fort Leavenworth, the Sporting KC stadium, and the General Motors manufacturing facility during their visit to northeast Kansas.

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 2014 Leadership Kansas class. Other locations include Garden City, Manhattan/Junction City, Hays, Wichita, Topeka and an optional session in Pittsburg.

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 36th 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 2015 at www.leadershipkansas.org.

The Kansas Chamber, with headquarters in Topeka, is the leading statewide pro-business advocacy group moving Kansas toward 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