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Citizen's Leadership Academy

Have YOU ever wondered...

  • How does the City of Lee's Summit work?
  • 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 even more! Learn about the inner workings of city government, perform mock activities and receive hands-on experience. 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.

2022 Citizen's Leadership Academy Schedule




January 8

8 a.m. - noon

City Hall  

January 22

8 a.m. - noon

Lee's Summit Animal Control  

February 5

8 a.m. - noon

Maintenance Facility  

February 19

8 a.m. - noon

Lee's Summit Police Department  

March 5

8 a.m. - noon

Lee's Summit Water Facility  

March 19

8 a.m. - noon

Fire Station No. 7 

April 4

8 a.m. - noon

City Hall  



The Citizen's Leadership Academy is open to Lee's Summit residents and business owners. Applicants must be able to attend all sessions. Please do not apply if you have attended the Citizen's Leadership Academy in previous years.


The Citizen's Leadership Academy will have space for 20 people. Those interested should submit a completed application before December 3, 2021. 

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Citizen's Leadership Academy Application