Live Lee’s Summit Town Hall event features open conversation
with R-7 School District

Link 2 Lee’s Summit event set for 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26 at Missouri Innovation Campus

We’re going live again!

In our continuing efforts to provide public conversations and opportunities for residents to hear directly from local officials, Link 2 Lee’s Summit has planned another live event for it’s weekly Lee’s Summit Town Hall podcast. The next event, slated for 6:30 p.m. on Monday, February 26 at the Missouri Innovation Campus, will feature a conversation with the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District.

Joining hosts Jason Norbury and Nick Parker will be R-7 Superintendent Dr. Dennis Carpenter, Associate Superintendent of Instruction and Leadership Dr. Katie Collier and Associate Superintendent of Business and Operations Dr. Judy Hedrick.

“These public recordings of our conversations are a big part of the podcast’s mission to encourage and celebrate community involvement,” said Parker, who is also publisher of Link 2 Lee’s Summit. “Community involvement comes in many forms. My co-host, Jason, and I believe that involvement starts with being an informed citizen and voter. To that end, we want to do as much as we can to provide residents with access to public officials and the issues and opportunities facing our community.”

The R-7 conversation will focus on a handful of topics including curriculum and facilities. The goal is to provide the audience, and podcast listeners, an opportunity to see behind the curtain and gain a better understanding of the district’s goals and the processes in which they aim to accomplish them.

“We appreciate this opportunity to continue to engage with our citizens,” said Dr. Carpenter, “and look forward to hosting this event at our new Missouri Innovation Campus. Meaningful involvement of our families and community members is the foundation of our school district’s success, and this Town Hall offers our stakeholders another opportunity to hear directly from the school district and to participate in this two-way conversation.”

Attendees will also be invited to submit questions during the hour-long event.

Lee’s Summit Town Hall is a weekly podcast conversation, produced by Link 2 Lee’s Summit, highlighting local issues and people in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Each week, hosts Jason Norbury and Nick parker discuss pertinent issues and topics concerning local residents and introduce listeners to some of the people who help make Lee’s Summit a vibrant and growing community. The podcast is available at, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher Radio or your favorite podcast app.

About Jason Norbury:

Jason Norbury is an attorney who lives and offices in Lee’s Summit. While his practice focuses on bankruptcy law, Jason spends his volunteer time focused on working to improve Lee’s Summit, by serving as Chair of the City’s Planning Commission, and volunteering in many roles in Downtown Lee’s Summit.

Lee’s Summit Town Hall is another avenue for Jason to help make our fine city a better place, through highlighting exciting and interesting work done by residents of our community, or doing what he really seems to love — explaining complicated and boring stuff in understandable ways. This typically comes in the form of a joke.

About Nick Parker:

Nick Parker’s love affair with the Lee’s Summit community began in the 1990s covering the community as a sports editor, news designer and managing editor for the Lee’s Summit Journal. Since that time, he has honed his skills as an editor, publisher and corporate media/marketing executive.

For Mr. Parker, Link 2 Lee’s Summit began as a way for him to return to his roots telling stories from a community he once served. Initially, the site focused solely on economic development and the local business community. As the publication entered its second year, the editorial focus expanded to include broader coverage. Today, Link 2 Lee’s Summit reaches nearly 5,000 local residents each week through it’s newsletter and two weekly podcasts, Lee’s Summit Town Hall and Community Voices. Both podcasts are available through Apple Podcasts, Google Play or most podcast apps.