The 25th L.E.A.D. Independence class recently completed its initial two-day team-building seminar. L.E.A.D. – Leadership, Education, Action, Development – was created by the Independence Chamber of Commerce to provide a network of informed leaders with a commitment to the city’s continued growth and development.

The 25th L.E.A.D. Independence class recently completed its initial two-day team-building seminar. L.E.A.D. – Leadership, Education, Action, Development – was created by the Independence Chamber of Commerce to provide a network of informed leaders with a commitment to the city’s continued growth and development. The class graduates next spring after completing the eight-month program. Members of the class are (front row), from left, Joe Lay, Independence Fire Department; Carol Sours, Vibe Marketing Group; TuJuania Scott, CommunityAmerica Credit Union; Jenni Mann, Independence Council for Economic Development; Barbara Kaminski, Distinct Business Solutions LLC (back row), from left, Jason Williamson, Unilever; Ed Viola, Unilever; Jennifer Clark, city of Independence;  Jean Marie Egger, IBS Industries; Patrick Pack, Unilever; Mary Kay Alitz, Independence Power and Light; Mark Enderle, Fort Osage School District.