“The LL program opened my eyes to the layers of involvement required from people at the state level, all the way down to the community level, to grow in a positive direction. I loved being a part of this community and program, feeling like I was part of the process enacting change in the community.”

“Leadership Lenexa 2020 provided me the good fortune to cultivate relationships with fellow businesses while providing the opportunity to learn about the workings of my City, County and the State. My class was diverse and fun to get to know – I would not hesitate to reach out to any of them for advice or assistance! The value of the awareness and involvement from the Leadership Program was an amazing investment for me as a new business owner.”

“I really like that fact that in Lenexa there is involvement from the community as a whole. It isn’t just a place you live, there are shared interests, goals, and fellowship.”

Leadership Lenexa, a program of the Lenexa Chamber of Commerce, was founded in 1987 and was developed to educate area business and community professionals in various aspects affecting life and business in Lenexa and surrounding areas. Participants develop an understanding of the opportunities, challenges and problems for Lenexa and the region.

Leadership Lenexa….

  • Provides more than an education, it helps cultivate relationships.
  • Builds both business and personal contacts
  • For newcomers, it is an orientation to the community
  • Opportunity to hear from some of the area’s top business and community leaders and elected officials
  • Get connected to  Leadership Lenexa Alumni Association. Find out who you may know, or who you need to meet. Our alumni would love to hear from you!

Leadership Lenexa participants will gain an awareness of the community through a series of full and part-day sessions. Prior to graduation in June, participants will have heard from business and community leaders, participated in site tours, met local, county and state elected officials, examined current trends in education and discovered the secrets to a successful economic development program.

The group develops and completes a community service project of their own design and participates in team building exercises.
Dates and session descriptions may be found here

Lenexa Chamber on Twitter:

A beautiful day yesterday for our Chamber Service Day at @KidsTLC! With a new school year starting soon, members helped kids celebrate the end of summer & start of school w/ games, crafts, & root beer floats! Thank you to our Chamber member companies for volunteering! #Lenexa twitter.com/KidsTLC/status…

Full house at our #Lenexa Economic Development Council meeting today for speaker Paul Hughes, Deputy Secretary at @KansasCommerce! (The delicious pulled pork sandwiches & sides from @TheRubBBQ were a great way to power up the discussion.) pic.twitter.com/EuzmG2PW70