R. David Tebben

Community Leadership Academy

The Pekin Chamber of Commerce announces the 24th annual R. David Tebben Community Leadership Academy. We are proud to have The Dirksen Congressional Center sponsoring the academy with grants towards registration 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 2022 Community Leadership Academy

Application Deadline: December 31, 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

Todd DuganCity of Pekin
Susan JonesPekin Insurance
Robb Murphy – Pekin Insurance
Linda Ledger – Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory, LLC
Earl Riley – First Pekin Savings Bank

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   •   City of Pekin

Busey Bank   •   CEFCU   •   NRG Powerton   •   Pekin Community Bank   •   Reditus Laboratories   •   Alto Ingredients   •   East Court Village

OSF Healthcare   •   Illinois American Water   •   Excalibur Seasoning   •   Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory   •   Liberty Village of Pekin   •   Kriegsman Warehouse   •   Bob Lindsay Honda   •   SNH Investment