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