The purpose of the Ankeny Leadership Institute is to enhance the personal leadership skills of participants, increase their insight on issues facing our community and inspire participants to become involved in community leadership roles.


At the Ankeny Leadership Institute, our vision is to create a strong, vibrant Ankeny through outstanding leadership. Our comprehensive leadership program provides the essential elements that make this possible.

This is carried out through a cooperative partnership between the City of Ankeny, The Ankeny Area Chamber of Commerce and the Ankeny Economic Development Corporation. Through the efforts and support of these organizations, we are pleased to offer a powerful program to the future leaders of Ankeny.

Our Board

The Institute is governed by a steering committee consisting of key stakeholders from the city, chamber, economic development, education system and business community, and alumni. 

Program Coordination

Ankeny Leadership Institute is led by a dynamic team of professional facilitators. The facilitators bring extensive leadership development, business development and community experience to the program. Sponsoring organizations include Ankeny Area Chamber of Commerce, Ankeny Economic Development Corporation and City of Ankeny.