May 11, 2024

The final class session for the Leadership League of South Central Kansas program for the year 2023-2024, was held on May 8th. The event included a celebratory luncheon for the class members and their respective business sponsors. The Leadership League is a Community Leadership Program (CLP) that is affiliated with the Kansas Leadership Center (KLC). The program design incorporates the KLC curriculum and principles. The Leadership League is a partnership of the South Central Community Foundation. The class has been meeting every month since last October, including a two-day program called Your Leadership Edge, which was held in April at the Kansas Leadership Center (KLC) in Wichita.

Congratulations to the 2023-2024 Leadership League graduates! 

  • Tammy Acker, Pratt Public Library
  • Walinda Arnett, Barber County United
  • Gracie Bronson, Vernon Filley Art Museum
  • Nicole Curtis, The Peoples Bank
  • Billie Jo Fischer, The Peoples Bank
  • Clay Holcomb, Legacy Bank
  • Anders Lindanger, Pratt Community College
  • Gayle McNett, Kiowa District Healthcare
  • Chandra Murphy, Morgan Diesel
  • Sue Rohleder, Pratt Community College
  • Ryan Russell, Stafford Co Economic Dev
  • Lisa Stinson, Pratt Community College

Thank you to the following businesses, organizations, and individuals for your support of Leadership League. We appreciate you! 

  • Barber County United
  • First United Methodist Church, Pratt
  • Kansas Leadership Center
  • Kiowa District Healthcare
  • Legacy Bank
  • Morgan Diesel
  • Pratt Community College
  • Pratt Public Library
  • Stafford County Economic Development
  • South Central Community Foundation
  • The Peoples Bank
  • Vernon Filley Art Museum
  • Holly Launchbaugh, CLP Facilitator
  • Lisa Perez-Miller, CLP Facilitator

Exercising Leadership is mobilizing people to make progress and do difficult work on complex challenges. Leadership starts with you, and everyone can lead! 

The Leadership League of South Central Kansas (formerly known as Pratt Leadership 2000 Plus) is a program aimed at developing the leadership skills of individuals in our community. It provides common-sense abilities, capacities, and confidence to become an effective community leader. If you are interested in participating in the 2024-2025 class, please visit for more information about the program.

The South Central Community Foundation’s purpose is to enrich the quality of life for people in the counties of Barber, Comanche, Kingman, Kiowa, Pratt, Rice, and Stafford.

April 2017 Newsletter

Updates on the Kansas Entrepreneurship Challenge, the grocery store project and more.

March 2017 Newsletter

Updates on the Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge, Golden Belt Telephone and more.

February 2017 Newsletter

Updates on the Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge, upcoming events and more.

Calling all Stafford County High School Entrepreneurs

Stafford County Economic Development invites all Stafford County high school students to participate in the 2nd annual Central Kansas Youth Entrepreneurship Competition (CKYEC) that will be held at the King Center in Jetmore.

January 2017 Newsletter

For updates on the Stafford County Hospital, housing assistance and more, click here.

Stafford County Awarded $100,000 Moderate Income Housing Grant

Stafford County residents may notice an increase in new housing construction after Stafford County Economic Development was awarded a $100,000 Moderate Income Housing grant through the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation.

December 2016 Newsletter

Updates on the Airport Site Evaluation Study, Giving Tuesday and more.

November 2016 Newsletter

Updates on Giving Tuesday, Kansas Startup and more.

Crosswalks improve safety for pedestrians

St. John residents are noticing a big change at six different intersections along First Street and Monroe Street — freshly-painted crosswalks that have already dramatically improved the safety of on-foot pedestrians and children walking to school due to increasing visibility for drivers.