Leadership Jefferson City

Leadership Jefferson City has been a vital program at the Chamber for more than 30 years.  Over 900 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.

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 2019 Alumni are, in alphabetical order: 

Kayla Arnold, Digital Media Specialist; Leslie Backstrom, The Architects Alliance, Inc.; Justin Bolten, Nabholz Construction Services; Daniel Brenneke, Midwest Block & Brick, Inc.; Pete Brightwell, Scholastic Inc.; Deb Buschman, Hollon Family Chiropractic; Gary Campbell, City of Jefferson;  Susan Cook-Williams, River City Habitat for Humanity; Chris Ebright, N.H. Scheppers Distributing Company; Logan Gratz, Gratz Real Estate & Auctioneering; Doug Hagenhoff, Hawthorn Bank; Mat Heinrich, Central Bank; Meghan Henderson, Missouri Hospital Association; Carolyn Jackson, SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital; Whitney Jacobs, Modine Manufacturing; Aubrey Krcmar, Ameren Missouri; Rachel Patterson, LPN, Jefferson City Manor Care Center; Rebecca Peters, Align Chiropractic Clinic, LLC; Leann Porrello, City of Jefferson; Sarah Rau, Carson & Coil, PC; Austin Rippeto, Jefferson City Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc.; Tiffany Rutledge, Capital Region Medical Center; Kelsey Schrimpf, Missouri Valley Big Brothers Big Sisters; Jessica Sportsman, Jefferson Bank of Missouri; Travis Stephens, Brown Printing, Inc.; Stefani Thompson, Central Missouri Community Action;  Ronna Wilson, Legends Bank.


Thank you to the Leadership Jefferson City Sponsors: 







 Class Representative Testimonial 

 Being a part of Leadership Jefferson City, was a truly inspiring experience.  We learned so much about our community and the fine people who make it up.  We met some amazing leaders and others who will become the future leaders of our community.  I will always treasure the friendships we have formed, which have been a great asset in my professional career as well as my personal life.  We all worked together on our class project and set a new record for funds raised.  This program is such a wonderful experience and a great team-building program.

 - Sarah Rau, Carson & Coil, Leadership Jefferson City Class Representative 2019

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