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Next Level Leader (Leadership Fairfield 2.0)

Tuesday, September 3, 2024 to Tuesday, April 4, 2023
2024- 2025 Next Level Leader Online Application

​Fairfield's Premier Networking and Professional Development Program

The 2024-2025 Leadership Fairfield class will begin September 3, 2024. next elvel

The Next Level Leader (Leadership Fairfield 2.0) is the premier networking & professional development program for our area. This class includes eight monthly sessions each centered around a unique theme. Every session includes expert presenters, panels of community leaders, and will improve members leadership skills. By the end of the program, each participant will have personally connected and networked with Fairfield's top business and community leaders. New this year, participants will help solve some needs/issues in our community through civic projects.

In order to be a part of Next Level Leader, participants MUST have completed the Leadership Fairfield program and graduated successfully. There will only be one person per company allowed (unless we are unable to fill a full class with a maximum of 25 particiapnts). The application process is more rigorous and the time commitment is more due to the projects.

The link for the application is below. The selection committee will contact those selected to join!
Does your organization, business or non-profit have an issue that needs help or have a great idea our class can help with? Do you see an issue that our comunity needs?  Contact the Chamber! Our Next Level Leader participants will pick from these issues and ideas and work on solving them.

Submit to the Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce by: Friday, August 2nd at 3:00pm to receive the $600 Early Bird Fee Fee increases to $650 if received between August 2nd and August 30th (Non-Member Application Fee is $1,000)

Submit applications to the Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce by: 
Contacting the Chamber at 641-472-2111 or by email at

Here is what a couple of our recent graduates had to say about their experience:

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2024-2025 Schedule and Monthly Topics

  • September: Opening Session, Being on a board, get on a board, Robert's Rules of Order
  • October
  • November
  • December
  • January
  • February: Day at the Capital
  • March
  • April
  • Graduation / Annual Awards Banquet: April 24th, 2025
2023 class

Employer Benefits

​Prosperous local economies don’t just happen; people must work to create them. This program will provide a “big picture” understanding of how that happens in Fairfield.  Participants will receive practical leadership tips from established leaders in our community. It is easier to retain talent when employers are actively engaged in the larger community. It is always valuable to have employees with strong professional networks. During this program, participants will have multiple opportunities to grow their professional network.

​2023-2024 Class

Alesha Hall - Weaton Companies

Amy Vetter - Jefferson County Health Center

Angie Haines - Pilot Grove Savings Bank

Bobbi-Jo Markle - Graf & Company

Brian Burroughs - Agri-Industrial Plastics

Brittney Campbell - Iowa State Bank

Carson Halbrook - Farm Bureau Financial Services

Elizabeth Forrest - Liz Forrest Coaching LLC

Elizabeth Monaghan - AERON Lifestyle Technology

Jesse Pedrick - ServPro

Joanna Jackson - Hy-Vee

Joseph Ledger - Jefferson County Farm Bureau

Katherine Morris - Natel

Katie Boatright - Fairfield Community School District

Lasandra Smith - Agri-Industrial Plastics

Makenna Myers – Jefferson County Farm Bureau

Dr. Matt Holt - Fairfield Dental Clinic

Megan Parker - TrafFix Devices

Nicole Kerr - Addington Place of Fairfield

Seth Talbot- Cambridge Research Investment

Dr. Stephanie Mishler - Fairfield Community School District

Tiago Passos – Maharishi International University

Wendy Anderson - MidWestOne



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