Twenty-four leaders attended the opening session of the R. David Tebben Community Leadership Academy. This 10-week program will prepare them for the leadership challenges and opportunities in our community. This is the 13th year the chamber has coordinated a leadership academy. Pamela Anderson from the City of Pekin is facilitating the Thursday morning sessions, most of which will be held at Pekin Hospital. In addition to the classroom sessions, there are also weekly field trips to various businesses and organizations.