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2011-2012 Southern Leavenworth County Leadership Development



To prepare citizens of Leavenworth County and surrounding areas to focus on developing competencies and skills to meet the challenges facing the community and region. Encouraging students to be leaders in business, politics, and volunteer organizations.


Classes deal with the challenges facing our communities in the areas of leadership, education, local government, media affairs, state government, and planning and economic development.  This year classes will be held in Basehor where designated.  In November students will travel by bus to Leavenworth for an all day class at the Leavenworth County Courthouse & Lansing Prison.  In March, they will travel by bus to the State Capitol in Topeka to observe the legislature in action and to meet with our elected representatives in the House & Senate.

September 14, 2011

1:00 pm 5:00 pm

Orientation/Personal Development

October 12, 2011

10:00 pm 5:00 pm

Leadership/Teambuilding Skills

November 16, 2011

8:00 am 5:00 pm

County Government and Planning

Leavenworth County Courthouse

Lansing Prison

December 7, 2011

1:00 pm 5:00 pm


January 11, 2011

1:00 pm 5:00 pm


 Lawrence-Journal World Tour

February 8, 2011

1:00 pm 5:00 pm

City Gov’t & Economic Development

March 14, 2011

8:00 am 5:00 pm

State Legislature in Action

State Capitol, Topeka

April 11, 2011

1:00 pm 5:00 pm

Volunteerism Presentations

May 2, 2011

12:00 pm 2:00 pm

Graduation Luncheon

All classes (except field trips) will be held in the lower level Community Room of Community National Bank- Basehor


Persons living or working in the Leavenworth County area, including high school juniors and seniors who are interested in developing their leadership skills and becoming better informed citizens are eligible to participate in the class.


Students will be required to attend 7 of the 8 class sessions.  In addition, students will be required to attend 1 outside meetings of a local school board, city council, city or county planning commission, or Leavenworth County Development Corporation meeting.  Students will be required to do 4 hours of volunteer work and give a presentation on the time in April. Class discussions, case studies and class participation will be an important part of the program.  Monthly classes have been developed by the board members and will be fine-tuned to the interest and activities of the students.


This is the 22nd  year of Leavenworth Development in Southern Leavenworth County.  Graduates have included mayors, city administrators, city council members, librarians, police officers, firefighters, local business owners and their employees, homemakers and students.  It is our goal to prepare interested community citizens for positions of leadership in civic, educational and governmental organizations.  The program also permits inter-community networking and fosters healthy business relationships.


Enrollment is open to persons from Leavenworth County and surrounding areas and is limited to the first 20 applicants.  Applications are available at City Hall in Basehor, Lansing, Linwood and Tonganoxie: the libraries in Basehor, Linwood, and Tonganoxie and offices of First State Bank & Trust and Community National Bank in Basehor and Tonganoxie. 

Your application and the $115.00 tuition fee is due on September 3, 2010 and can be mailed to: SLCLD P. O. Box 35, Basehor, KS 66007 or turned in at the City Hall in Basehor or Tonganoxie.  Several businesses and organizations offer scholarships for their members, which the board encourages.

Additional Information

Additional information is available from any board member:

Tonya Barnes



Georgia Brown

Board Member


Cindy Dunn

Board Member


Shawn Linenberger

Board Member


Dana Splichal     

 Board Member