Programs and Events


Leadership Northland

Leadership Northland is a valuable program put on by the Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce to help ensure the vitality of the Northland. We provide class participants a planned and continuous source of motivated leaders who are educated about the region, its challenges and opportunities. Classes are trained to accept future leadership roles in the Northland, the Greater Kansas City Area and the region.

Sessions are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., the second Thursday of each month, unless otherwise noted. Locations of sessions will be emailed prior to each session. Download this application and then submit it to Teri Laverty at Northland Regional Chamber, 634 NW Englewood, Kansas City, MO 64118, or via email to apply for the 2016 Leadership Northland Class.


2016 Leadership Northland Class

Deana Barger, Harley-Davidson Motor Company

Mary Becker, Equity Bank

Blake Blakemore, Garver, LLC

Matt Brunkhorst, Armstrong Teasdale, LLP

Angela Castle, Kaw Services, Inc. 

Josh Colvin, Park Hill School District

Brian Comer, HNTB Corporation 

Angela Curtis, Northland Health Care Access

Ashley Dickson, CommunityAmerica Credit Union

Brad Forbes, ARgosy Casino Hotel & Spa

Jessica Hamilton, Platte County Economic Development Council

Adam Hilgedick, Olsson Associates

Damon Hodges, City of Kansas City, Mo. 

Mike Kellam, Parkville Economic Development Council 

Courtney Klahn, North Kanas City Hospital 

Sonja Love, Kearney School District

Jeff Martin, City of Kansas City, Mo. 

Craig Mattke, Citigroup

Lexi Norris, Polsinelli PC

Lori O'Donnell, Easter Seals Midwest

Meagan O'Donnell, North Kansas City Schools

Dr. Dave Oehler, Metropolitan Community College - Maple Woods

Jamie Parrett, YMCA of Greater Kansas City

Rebekah Roberts, SJC Marketing

Brad Schleeter, Affinis Corp

Suzie Schuckman, Concerned Care, Inc. 

Ryan Selby, Briarcliff Development Company 

Jimmy Shannon, MoDOT

Sarah Wagner, City of Riverside

Jacob Wilson, Bank of Weston 

Jon Wilson, Tri-County Mental Health Services, Inc. 

Marisa Wiruhayarn, Tasty Thai/Big Bowl Pho

Ben Zibers, Park University

Youth Leadership Northland

This program for high school Juniors and is held one weekday a month from January through April. The purpose of this program is to prepare future community leaders by exposing them to the business, legal, political, educational and healthcare elements that make the Northland strong and dynamic. Parents who are interested in having their child participate should have their child contact the counselor’s office at their participating northland high schools. Applications MUST be submitted by the high school principal. No other applications will be accepted.