Leadership Manhattan

Leadership Manhattan Class 2019

2019 Leadership Manhattan Class photo, first-day sessions. Leadership Manhattan is primarily underwritten by 90 investors who have made financial commitments to Advantage Manhattan. Contact Sharla Meisenheimer for more information.


  • Identify potential business and community leaders, motivate them to become part of Leadership Manhattan
  • Provide these leaders with an awareness of the issues and opportunities facing the community
  • Expand and sharpen leadership skills and techniques
  • Facilitate ongoing communication and engagement among emerging and established leaders within the community
  • Encourage these trained and informed leaders to increase their involvement in local community affairs by matching skills and interests to existing goals


  • Increased source of quality leaders for the Manhattan area
  • Access to quality leadership training program that benefits participants, their employers and community
  • Assist potential leaders to develop, match their skills and interests with needs of the community
  • Improved communications network among civic, business, social and educational leaders
  • Leadership base with broadened perspective to more effectively guide the community into its future

Leadership Manhattan 2019 Class Schedule



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OrientationJanuary 15

State Government - TopekaFebruary 6
Kansas Farm Bureau
    Central National Bank   Redi SystemsVarney
Local GovernmentFebruary 20Capitol Federal Savings Bank

Community AwarenessMarch 7BHS logoHarvesters

EducationMarch 20
Farmers State Bank
USD 383

Development and IndustryApril 11MilestoneKansas Farm Bureau

Graduation LuncheonApril 24Trust Company