R. David Tebben

Community Leadership Academy

The Pekin Chamber of Commerce announces the 23rd annual R. David Tebben Community Leadership Academy. We are proud to have The Dirksen Congressional Center sponsoring the academy with grants towards registraton fees. 

The academy is held for 10 weeks, usually on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8am til 10am.

Academy Mission

“To identify, inform and educate existing and emerging leaders of the local community, and to motivate them towards leadership responsibilities by exposing them to the realities, opportunities and challenges of the local community.”

Academy Highlights

About the 2021 Community Leadership Academy

Application Deadline: January 15, 2021

Participation Commitment

In order to meet our objectives, and for benefit of every attendee, full participation is required.

Successful candidates should look forward to completing and participating in the following during the 10-week program:

R. David Tebben Community Leadership Academy Committee

Rev. Lloyd BrockPekin First Church of the Nazarene
Todd DuganCity of Pekin
Susan JonesPekin Insurance
Linda Ledger – Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory, LLC
Earl Riley – First Pekin Savings Bank
Sherry Semonis – UnityPoint Health

This group of volunteers plans the annual R. David Tebben Community Leadership Academy. They meet on an as-needed bases, starting in the early fall. The committee plans each of the 20 classroom sessions and the 10 field trips, as well as the graduation banquet. They also recruit the speakers and programs, and assist with the facilitation of each class. Committee members are all graduates of the R. David Tebben Community Leadership Academy.

Leadership Academy Sponsors

The Dirksen Congressional Center   •   UnityPoint Health – Pekin   •   Pekin Insurance

Busey Bank   •   CEFCU   •   NRG Energy   •   Powerton Station   •   Pekin Community Bank   •   Pacific Ethanol

East Court Village, LLC   •   OSF Center for Health   •   Pekin   •   Illinois American Water   •   Excalibur Seasoning   •   Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory   •   Liberty Village of Pekin   •   Kriegsman Warehouse   •   Homefield Energy