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Education Summit Details…

An innovative approach to education and economic development will be the focus of Lee’s Summit’s Fifth Annual Education Summit that will be held from 8 a.m. to noon, Jan. 28, 2015 in the MCC-Longview Education Center, 500 SW Longview Road, Lee’s Summit, MO.

“Business and community leaders, educators from all segments, parents and students will convene at the Education Summit to discuss the education ecosystem and continue the tremendous work started with the citizen-led strategic plan Lee’s Summit 360°: Charting Tomorrow,” said Mike Allen, chairman of the Education Key Performance Area of Lee’s Summit 360.

The Education Summit, which began in 2010, is a forum to update stakeholders on the progress of the community’s educational system while providing an opportunity to brainstorm ideas to continue growth in this vital area.

“This year our work will focus on the important connection between a robust educational system, the generation of economic development activity, and a strong economy,” said Allen.

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Education Summit Coming Soon…

Are you passionate about education? Save the date for next Lee’s Summit Education Summit set for Wednesday, January 28 from 8 a.m.-noon. The event will be held at MCC-Longview.

The focus of the day will be on lifelong learning and the impact it has on economic development. This event is open to the public.

More details will be posted later as the speaker and agenda for the day is confirmed.

Non Profit Showcase

Lee’s Summit has many non profits that help make our community better place.

Make plans to attend the Non Profit Showcase on June 18 at the Pavilion at John Knox Village from 7:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., to learn how about the organizations and volunteer opportunities.

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Congratulations Class of 2014!

Participants in the Citizens Leadership Academy received their “Certificate of Achievement” during the May 1 City Council meeting. The Citizens Leadership Academy is open to Lee’s Summit residents who want to gain better insight into the operations of city government and to prepare for greater involvement in the community leadership. The Citizens Academy is meant to complement leadership training programs and academies already offered in the community. Learn more about the program.

The New

An inniative of the Quality of Life KPA is community branding. Earlier this week, the new launched. This website now matches the community brand and goes perfectly with all the partner sites including,, and Welcome to the branding family!

Resolve to be Involved

new-yearAnother year is coming to a close and it’s time to look ahead to what’s to come. The beginning of a new year always comes with a sense of new energy and excitement (at least for me). So why not make 2014 the year you get involved with your community?

LS360 is always ready to welcome new volunteers and their talents… that’s what makes our group so great!

So take a few minutes to explore the different KPAs, and discover which one(s) you’d like to lend your time and talents to. Once you’ve done that, click the “Volunteer” button and let us know!

2013 has been a great year for Lee’s Summit and LS360, and we are looking forward to an even better 2014!


Council Update

Thanks to everyone that presented and attended the City Council meeting last night! It is so energizing to hear updates from the KPAs and the great things that are being accomplished.

If you were unable to attend, I would recommend watching the presentation here.

Again, thanks to all the citizens that volunteer so much of their time for the betterment of our City!

Tonight is the Night…

Don’t forget that tonight at 5:30 p.m. the Implementation Committee is providing an update to City Council. Come join us and show your support in the Council Chambers (220 SE Green Street).

Can’t make it? You can tune into LSTV  or  watch the presentation live on your computer.

Wish us luck!