Citizen's Leadership Academy

Have YOU ever wondered...

  • How does the City of Lee's Summit work and how does it impact your neighborhood?
  • Who can become a councilmember?
  • Where does the City get our water?
  • How is the City budget created?
  • Who fixes potholes?
  • How can I get involved?

The City's Citizen's Leadership Academy is an interactive program that will help answer those questions and more! Tour facilities and learn about the inner workings of city government from City leaders and elected officials. Participants will attend a total of seven sessions, two Saturdays a month, from 8 a.m. to noon at various City facilities. Sessions begin in January and conclude in April.

2023 Citizen's Leadership Academy Schedule




January 14

8 a.m. - noon

City Hall

January 28

8 a.m. - noon

Police Department

February 11

8 a.m. - noon

Animal Control

February 25

8 a.m. - noon

Water Utilities

March 11

8 a.m. - noon

Fire Department

March 25

8 a.m. - noon

Maintenance Facility

April 8

8 a.m. - noon

Parks & Recreation

April 22

8 a.m. - noon

City Hall



The Citizen's Leadership Academy is open to Lee's Summit residents and business owners. There is no fee for participation. Applicants must be able to attend all sessions. Please do not apply if you have attended the Citizen's Leadership Academy in previous years.


Applications can be submitted online. There will be space for 20 participants in the 2023 Citizen's Leadership Academy. Applications are due by December 28.

Citizen's Leadership Academy Application