Leadership academy

R. David Tebben
Community Leadership Academy

2019 Schedule (Printable Version)



Day/Date                        (starting time 8am unless noted differently) Program Topic or Tour Location Location of class / Meeting place for tour Speaker/Guides Notes:
Tuesday, January 15 Introductions & Welcome to Leadership - Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce (PACC)
402 Court St
Bill Fleming (Executive Director) & Renna Hadsall (Events Manager)  Be ready with your "speed intros".
Thursday, January 17 City of Pekin PACC
402 Court St
Mark Rothert (City Manager) & Other City Officials
Jeff Brooks (Pekin Public Library Director)


Tuesday, January 22 Preston Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory LLC 500 N. 4th St. Pekin Buster Hanley We start at the funeral home on 4th St. and finish with a tour at crematory at 200 S. Veteran's Dr.
Thursday, January 24 Schramm Educational Center & Serving on a NPO Board Schramm Educational Center 300 Cedar St., Pekin Bill Fleming (Executive Director PACC) Tina Lazarz (Schramm Educational Center Program Director) This class includes a tour of Schramm Educational Center.
Tuesday, January 29 City Tour   Meeting place to be determined Bill Fleming (Executive Director PACC), TBA (City of Pekin) and Todd Dugan (Airport Manager) Bus tour includes airport, parks, etc.
Thursday, January 31 What is Leadership PACC 402 Court St. Nathan Thomas (Executive Director of Residential Living and Leadership @ Bradley)  
Tuesday, February 05 Excalibur Seasoning 1800 Riverway Dr., Pekin Tom Hornstein, President/CEO STRONG SMELLS! You may want to bring a change of clothes or go home for a shower. Beware of wearing/bringing leather or suede. Do not wear jewelry!
Thursday, February 07 Navigating the Courts Tazewell County Court House Details to be announced  
Tuesday, February 12 TCRC 21310 Rt 9, Tremont Jamie Durdel                 (President & CEO) and Greg Cassidy (Senior VP of Program Services) You may want to have cash with you to purchase some of their food & pet items!
Thursday, February 14
Taz Co. Government Tazewell County Justice Center 101 S. Capital St. Wendy Ferrill (County Administrator) & David Zimmerman (Board Chairman) This class also includes Chief Deputy Jeff Lower on programs of the Sheriff's dept with a tour of the county jail.
Tuesday, February 19 Dirksen and Civil Rights Dirksen Center
2815 Broadway,
Frank Mackaman (Executive Director) This class includes a tour of archives.
Thursday, February 21
Springfield, IL Meeting place to be determined Leaving at 9:00am. Returning at approximately 5:00pm. Tour of the Lincoln Museum and the State Captial with an opportunity to see the IL House of Representatives in session. Lunch is included.
Tuesday, February 26 Education Pekin Community High School-Holman Tech Ed Center 320 Stadium Dr. Dr. Danielle Owens - District 303 Supt. and Dr. Bill Link - District 108 Supt. This class includes a tour of Career Center and High School.
Thursday, February 28 Pekin - Facts, Fiction & Perception PACC 402 Court St. Maureen Naughtin (YWCA Commnity Outreach Director) An open and honest discussion about Pekin's history and what is being done to alter our reputation.
Tuesday, March 05
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Peoria Air National Guard TBD Meet at 7:30am.  Tour is from 8am til approx 10:30am We will be carpooling because of rules at the ANG. Waiver MUST be completed and returned to Renna.
Thursday, March 07 Pekin Park District Meeting at Miller Senior Citizens Center
551 S. 14th St.
Cameron Bettin (Director), Shawn Power (Superintendent of Recreation) & Alisha Dault (Director of Miller Center) This will begin with a bus tour of the area parks and will conclude with a tour and information at hte Miller Senior Citizens Center.
Tuesday, March 12 Working with the Media and UnityPoint Health UnityPoint Health Pekin
600 S. 13th St.
Rusty Dunn (Marketing Communications Manager-Caterpillar, Inc.) and Todd Baker (President-UnityPoint Health-Pekin) We'll hear from UnityPoint Health-Pekin, our sponsor! And discussion on how to work with the media.
Thursday, March 14
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
NRG Energy - Powerton Station 13082 E. Manito Rd.,
Chris Valentine (Health & Safety Specialist) This tour of our local plant will include a discussion on alternative energy.
Tuesday, March 19 Pekin Insurance and Round Table PACC 402 Court St. Scott Martin (CEO at Pekin Insurance) After hearing from Pekin Insurance, we''ll use the time to discuss the overall program and specific classes & tours.
Thursday, March 21
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Federal Prison 2600 S. Second St. Scheduled for 9am til noon. Prison reserves the righ to change date and/or times. Lunch is included. Waiver MUST be completed & there will be special instructions.
Tuesday, March 26 GRADUATION BANQUET Pekin Country Club
310 Country Club Dr., Pekin
More details to come
Featured Speaker: Tom Hornestein, President/CEO Excalibur Seasoning




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