A good educational foundation is the basis of success.


Learning by doing is one of the best ways to improve.


We focus on bringing out the best in each of our students.

Mission Statement:

To educate community and business leaders by providing experiences that will increase awareness, develop leadership skills and motivate participants to be actively engaged in St. Charles County.

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Program Description

VISION St. Charles County Leadership Program endeavors to provide opportunities ranging from management, leadership, training sessions, panel discussions with community leaders, group interaction, onsite visits, tours and individual participation.

The VISION Program meets once a month for a nine month period – from August through April. Most sessions meet for a full day on the third Thursday of each month. The initial program session begins with an overnight retreat at a local conference facility. Each monthly session takes place at various locations around the county specifically chosen to highlight different elements of our diverse St. Charles County.

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Highlights of the program include an overnight trip to Jefferson City (usually in February) to meet with state legislators and officials as we visit our state capitol. We have recently added a day to feature our First Responders and it was a tremendous success.

Participation in the program activities and class projects is mandatory for successful completion of the program. Some additional time may be required when working on class projects.

  • Program Day Activities include:
  • Civic Leadership
  • Tourism
  • County Government
  • Economic Development
  • Healthcare
  • County Social Services
  • Education
  • Media
  • State Government
  • First Responders

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  • Susan Campbell

    Susan Campbell

    Owner, Mid Rivers Promos

    Vision Leadership St. Charles was an amazing experience for me. Not only did I find out about the tremendous amount of top-notch resources in our county, but the relationships and connections that I made have a huge impact on my business as well as my community involvement. I am continually amazed by the opportunities afforded to me through being a part of the program and community. I would recommend Vision Leadership to anyone who would like to get more out of their career and future!

  • Sheri Wheeler Wiltse

    Sheri Wheeler Wiltse

    Chief Program Officer, Community Living, Inc.

    I’m always looking for ways for the people with disabilities served by Community Living to get involved in their communities.  Vision Leadership helped me establish an amazing collaboration with the Habitat St. Charles ReStore.  The ReStore had just established their 1SDS program and were very excited to use our adults with disabilities as a resource for their new project.  Habitat expanded their business model and we got many of our folks with disabilities involved in their community.  A match made in heaven!

  • Sally Faith

    Sally Faith

    Mayor of St. Charles, MO

    Participating in the Vision Leadership Program gave me the resources, experience, and connections necessary for stepping into a prominent leadership role. As the mayor of St. Charles, I have led a number of development projects, propositions, and charitable events. In addition, I have had the opportunity to serve on several boards and committees throughout St. Charles County. Through all of these opportunities and accomplishments, I have carried with me the lessons and skills that I gained from the Vision Leadership Program. The program equipped me with invaluable knowledge that I could not have gained anywhere else. I am excited to see what is in store for Vision’s future, and how they will continue to positively impact the community of St. Charles, MO.

  • Cort Schneider

    Cort Schneider

    SCHNEIDER Real Estate

    The Vision Program was beneficial to me because it allowed me to see a “bird’s eye view” of how our County operates.

  • Jackie Hoener

    Jackie Hoener

    Restoring Hope Program Coordinator

    Vision helped me develop my leadership skills resulting in a promotion. I have met many leaders through Vision, which offers priceless opportunities.

  • Holly Stevens

    Holly Stevens

    Director of Human Resources - Breeze Park

    The Vision program was beneficial to me because I became more aware of what St Charles County had to offer. I am proud to be living in St Charles County!


Graduates of the Program state that enhanced communication skills, a new spark in creativity, exposure to a new network of business contacts, an increased knowledge of St. Charles County and its services as the leading reasons why they consider the program exceptional and beneficial!

Tuition of the entire nine-month program includes:

  • Opening Reception
  • Fall retreat accommodations and meals
  • All Program materials, facility fees, entrance fees and meals
  • State Capitol trip accommodations, transportation and meals

A $25.00 non-refundable fee is to accompany the application and the remaining balance is due by the Opening Reception in August. The fee will be returned to any application that is not accepted. Tuition received from the applicant not selected to participate in that year’s leadership class will be refunded in full. Tuition received from applicants who are selected but fail to meet the time commitment and are dismissed from the program will not be refunded.

Program participants should work and/or reside in St. Charles County.

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Contact Us

Vision St. Charles County Leadership

PO Box 1104
St. Peters, MO 63376

ph: 636-486-6005