The 2011 Leadership Blue Springs Class celebrated the completion of its class project on June 10.

The 2011 Leadership Blue Springs Class celebrated the completion of its class project on June 10.

The project was renovation of a shelter at the Liggett Trail Education Center, 3575 SW Liggett Road in Blue Springs. It included resurfacing the asphalt path leading up to the shelter, repairing and repainting the shelter structure, creating outdoor playscapes focusing on musical interactions, and raising funds to purchase ADA compliant outdoor tables for use by the special needs children that the Center serves.

“We are extremely excited about this year’s class project,” says Jennifer Splittorff, Chairman of the Board for the Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce.  “The Leadership Blue Springs program not only teaches participants how to become leaders, but highlights  the importance of giving back to the community the Chamber serves.”

Leadership Blue Springs was established in 1991 by the Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce to develop a community leadership pool. Participants develop skills and knowledge of our community through a series of workshops focusing on business, government, quality of life, volunteer service and local history.

“Local businesses really stepped up to the plate to help us make this project a reality,” said Janet Samborski, 2011 Leadership Blue Springs participant. “Without their support, this project would not be possible.” 

The 2011 Leadership Blue Springs class would like to thank the sponsors that helped make this project possible. Sponsors include: the Blue Springs School District Buildings and Grounds Team, Blue Springs Rotary Club, Cochran, Oswald & Roam, LLC, CommunityAmerica Credit Union, Gateway Church, Grafton Fabrication, Blue Springs Kiwanis, Kwik Kopy Printing, Rayne Storm Consulting, LLC, Sherwin Williams, St. Mary’s Medical Center, Tandem Paving, The Home Depot and Westlake Ace Hardware.

Liggett Trail Education Center services 267 children ages 3-21 years old in the Blue Springs School District.  The Center specializes in early childhood special education, multi-disabled population and pre-kindergarten.