Leadership Anna

Leadership Anna is a, eight-week program presented by the Greater Anna Chamber of Commerce, held twice a year. Community focused sessions are 3 hours long, once a week ending with a graduation. Each session explores leadership dynamics, social service organizations, economic development, educational, leisure, public safety, Anna’s government, and health services. Each member will work with their class building on and using their leadership skills to complete a class project that will benefit the Anna Community.

Leadership Anna is offered to any interested citizen who lives or works in Anna, or is a member of the Greater Anna Chamber. The purpose of Leadership Anna is to bring together emerging community and business leaders to encourage them to learn about, to question, to dream about, and to care for their community.

Participants are introduced to local officials, school board trustees, administrators, community leaders, as well as, local nonprofits and charities. Leadership skill topics are taught with active participation along with numerous field trips. Each graduate is encouraged to actively contribute to Anna’s growth and future.


Leadership Anna has the following objectives:

  • To inform the participants about Anna’s history, government, social needs, opportunities and existing processes for improvement.
  • To introduce the participants to and establish dialogue with each other and the current leaders of Anna.
  • To encourage the participants to actively participate in future activities which contribute to the growth and betterment of the Anna community.
  • To provide current and future employers with a source of knowledgeable and trained leaders who can and will have a positive impact on the business community.


Leadership Anna provides individuals with a program that assists in the development of leadership characteristics and skills. Individuals participate in various hands-on learning activities that will help identify personal values, visions, and life-long goals.

The program provides important concepts crucial to an emerging leader, ranging from problem solving to time management. Graduates of the program acquire a working knowledge of themselves as well as their community.

In short, Leadership Anna not only produces leaders, it also enriches the lives of all who participate in the program.


    Classes run bi-annually and applications accepted June 1 to July 16, 2021. Applicants are encouraged to review the calendar of class dates to ensure they understand the time commitment and proposed dates for each class.

    Classes will be in person weekly on Thursdays from 6:00pm to 9:00pm,  September 16th – November 4th. If we are unable to meet in person, we will meet virtually.

    for non-Chamber Members
    $300 for Chamber Members


    Leadership Anna is dedicated to educating, developing and empowering motivated individuals for the community and deepening their commitment to serve civic, charitable and business organizations.


    The growth and skills obtained in the Leadership Anna program, both professionally and personally, impact the community and all other areas of each class member’s life.


    Leadership programs develop and show how people collectively can chart their future by creating and building their community. The most effective community development is building the relationships within the community.


    Organizations that invest in leadership development attract develop and retain talent. They increase success in navigating change and perform better than those that don’t. Investing in an employees success is and investment in the success of your business.


    Now Accepting Applications until July 16, 2021

    An integral part of the Application is the Attendance Participant Release of Personal Information.  You must agree to both aspects of the form as a condition of your participation in the Program. Upon refusal, the LAAC may, in its sole discretion, revoke your invitation to participate in the Program.

    Congratulations Leadership Anna Class I

    Elaine Smith-Poyourow, Lisa Biddle (not shown), Kimberly Christensen, Robert Franze, Justin Inesta, Susan Jones, Cheryl Merritt, Moses Olvera and Kevin Hall. 


    Susan Jones

    Secretary, Board of Directors
    Greater Anna Chamber Liaison


    TLT-Tomorrow’s Leaders Today
    Leadership Anna Committee Chair