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Leadership Exchange Trip

  • Thursday, February 07, 2019
  • 7:30 AM
  • Friday, February 08, 2019
  • 4:30 PM
  • Washington, Missouri
  • 16


  • Includes bus transportation, one night lodging and lunch on Thursday.
  • This is for those participants wanting to share a room. Includes bus transportation, 1 night hotel and lunch on Thursday. Please register yourself and the one additional person as a guest.

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Join us for our annual Leadership Exchange trip as we travel to Washington, Missouri to look at one of the nation's top Main Street communities. 

Thursday, February 7th

7:30 am - Bus Departs Independence -19400 E. Valley View Parkway, Midwest Public Risk Lot  

11:00 am - Arrive Washington MO

11:15 - Welcome by Mayor Sandy Lucy

11:30 pm - Working lunch at Jesuit Hall Downtown

  • Overview of Washington – Demographics and Economy
  • Washington Parks and Recreation
  • Washington Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Events and Partnerships
  • Economic Development Programs and Incentives
  • Tourism Industry – Life as the Heart of Wine Country
  • Downtown Washington, Inc.

2:45 pm - Break/Load Bus at Jesuit Hall (to be verified)

2:45 pm-3:45 pm - Driving Tour of Washington

3:45 pm – Explore Downtown – Downtown bucks donated by Downtown, Inc.

5:00 pm - Check into hotel: Best Western Plus Hotel, 2621 E 5th Street Washington, Missouri 63090 636-390-887

6:00 pm Bus leaves for Downtown Washington for Dinner (on your own)

8:30 pm Bus returns to hotel from downtown Washington

Friday, February 8th 

7:30 am - Group breakfast in Hotel (provided by hotel)

8:30 am - Board bus at  Best Western travel to Downtown Washington, Inc. office.

8:45 am -  Let’s Work Together – driving / walking tour of projects completed in cooperation with Downtown, Inc, The City,  The Chamber, and service organizations.

10:00 am – Travel to Four Rivers Career Center

  • Presentation from Washington CAPS Students
  • Tour of the Confluence Room – Presentation on Pathways Program

11:10 am - Group debriefing/Takeaways/Strategies to take home

11:30 am – Leave Washington

Noon: Lunch on Your own at the Hermann Wurst Haus

1:30pm - Bus leaves for Independence

4:30 pm  - Arrive in Independence, Midwest Public Risk, 19400 E. Valley View Parkway, Independence, MO 64055


To support the economic growth of Independence through the creation of new employment opportunities and the attraction of private capital investment.


210 W. Truman Road, Independence, MO 64050


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