Leadership Jefferson City

Leadership Jefferson City has been a vital program at the Chamber for the last 30 years.  Over 800 people have graduated from this program and gone on to be active leaders within our community. 

Leadership Jefferson City is designed to identify and motivate emerging leaders, and to develop their potential for community leadership roles by exposing them to the opportunities, realities and challenges of the community. The topics of the eleven sessions included team building retreat with the history of Jefferson City, arts & recreation, diversity, education, health & wellness, industry, local government, media, state government, technology and volunteerism.

The applications are available in November and a Steering Committee will review the applications and select the participants in December. Only 30 people are selected to participate in this six month program.  Sessions start in January and run through June. 

For more information, please call Dana Struemph, 638-3589. To be on the mailing list for the next class, contact danastruemph@jcchamber.org.

Leadership Jefferson City Application  

Sponsorship Opportunities


Congratulations to the Leadership Jefferson City Class of 2018!


 Class members are: Ashley Atkins, Capital Region Medical Center; Alina Barnes, Missouri State Government; Lucas Bernskoetter, Midwest Block & Brick, Inc.; Robin Bernskoetter, Art's Pest Control, Inc.; Adam Boessen, Scruggs Lumber Company; Amber Brondel, United Way of Central Missouri; Stephanie Bruemmer, City of Jefferson; Chris Buschjost, Hawthorn Bank; Michelle Clark, Scholastic Inc.; Brittany Elder, Candlewood Suites Hotel; Megan Eldridge, City of Jefferson, Leslie Fischer, Missouri State Government; Michelle Girard, The Architects Alliance, Inc.; Kimberly Guthrie, Newman, Comley & Ruth PC; Ilana Holland, Whaley's Pharmacy, Inc.; Dr. Brandon Johns, Align Chiropractic Clinic LLC, Brandon Korsmeyer, Korsmeyer Fire Protection;  Mandy Lawrence, Compassus- Hospice and Palliative Care; Brittney Mormann, Jefferson City Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc.; Angela Nale, Central Bank; Natalie Newville,  Missouri River Regional Library; Robert Ritchey,  SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital; Andrew J. Sartorius, Sartorius Kirsch, LLC; Lt. Mike Sneller, County of Cole; Renee Struemph, Missouri Hospital Association; Samantha Suthoff,  City of Jefferson; Melissa Willett, Bartlett & West, Inc.; Nicole Wilson, C & S Business Services, Inc., and Alaina Winship, Jefferson City Medical Group (JCMG).



Thank you to the Leadership Jefferson City Sponsors: 









  • "Above and beyond what I expected...The opportunity to meet people and learn about places in Jefferson City that I probably wouldn't have otherwise.  Fantastic friendships and connections."
  • "My time at Leadership JC was an amazing experience. I have lived in Jefferson City my entire life and learned about so many things that Jefferson City has and can offer that I didn't even know existed.  I have also met some great people within the class that I can say will be life time friends and colleagues.  I feel like the experience has helped me grow within the community as well as myself and I am thankful for the opportunity."
  • "Making 30 new friends and contacts, getting involved in volunteer opportunities, learning about Jefferson City, going places I've never been."
  • "Hands on, interactive sessions; meeting employees, students, or people involved with whatever area we were observing.  This was a wonderful experience too full of "bests" to abridge in this small space!"
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