Shawnee Tomorrow Leadership



Shawnee Tomorrow is a community leadership development program with a goal to continuously develop individuals with the willingness, desire and capabilities to assume leadership roles within the Shawnee community, Johnson County and the State of Kansas and beyond.

Originally started by the Chamber in 1989, the program provides:

  • A unique opportunity to gain access to top business, civic and community leaders who play integral roles in the region
  • A behind-the-scenes view of the processes, programs, opportunities and challenges that impact the City, County and State
  • An opportunity for participants to meet and exchange ideas with each other and with current community leaders

From January through May, class members participate in educational sessions, tours and candid conversations with community and area leaders. Shawnee Tomorrow’s topics include education,  health care, business development, regionalism, city, county and state government. 

This highly renowned leadership training program is designed to equip individuals that live or work within the Shawnee area with leadership tools and an understanding of the issues facing the area. The program consists of nine class sessions, each devoted to a specific theme important to our community. Upon completion of the program, participants will have had the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of the community and the critical issues.

More than 350 individuals have graduated from the program with many serving the community in various elected positions in the city, county and state along with boards and appointed committees of the community.

The Shawnee Tomorrow Leadership Program operates under the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

Find out more about the program here!

Apply today for the 2020 Shawnee Tomorrow Leadership Program!



2019 Shawnee Tomorrow Leadership Class

Brian Bosak, GBA

Katie Boyd, Overland Park Regional Medical Center

Matt Ledbetter, JE Dunn Construction

Ben Mendoza, City of Shawnee

Jodie Monroe, KCAS

Stephen Powell, City of Shawnee

Courtney Ramlow, AdventHealth

Dawn Rattan, EverFit

Brian Roth, McCownGordon Construction

Ali Scott, Johnson County Community College

Colby Shepherd, Turner Construction Company

Brandon Wilcox, Shawnee Chamber of Commerce


“It was a privilege to be included in the Shawnee Tomorrow Leadership program in 2017. It opened my eyes up to all the different programs, services and organizations that make our community great. Shawnee Tomorrow is also an excellent networking opportunity. I was able to build relationships with my classmates and with others in the community that are already helping me in my job.  The bond you develop with your class is pretty awesome.” 

Julie Breithaupt
Communications Manager
City of Shawnee



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