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 seven sessions, two Saturdays a month, from 8 a.m. to noon at various City facilities. Sessions begin in January and conclude in April.

2024 Citizen's Leadership Academy Schedule




January 13

8 a.m. - noon

City Hall

January 27

8 a.m. - noon

Police Department

February 10

8 a.m. - noon

Animal Control

February 24

8 a.m. - noon

Water Utilities

March 9

8 a.m. - noon

Fire Station #7

March 23

8 a.m. - noon

Maintenance Facility

April 6

8 a.m. - noon

Gamber Center

April 20

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 previously participated in Citizen's Leadership Academy.


Applications can be submitted online. There will be space for 20 participants in the 2024 Citizen's Leadership Academy class. Applications are due by December 22.

Citizen's Leadership Academy Application