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 our water come from?
  • How is the City budget created?
  • Who fixes the 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 TBA









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 for the 2023 Citizen's Leadership Academy will open on November 1, 2022. Applications can be submitted online or printed and mailed. There will be space for 20 participants in the 2023 Citizen's Leadership Academy.