January of 2004, Lee's Summit CARES hosted the first Mayor's Character
Breakfast. Since then the breakfast has grown to an annual event with
over 500 people attending. The breakfast is a celebration of character
in the Lee's Summit community.
The morning begins with a motivational keynote speaker and continues with the Reflections of Character awards. Recipients of the Reflections of Character award are nominated by their peers. The nominations are carefully reviewed and scored by a committee to arrive at the most deserving of our residents.
A Lifetime Achievement in Character award is given to Lee's Summit resident(s) who have consistently demonstrated excellent character in the Lee's Summit community.
An Ethics in Business award is given for community wide recognition to Lee's Summit businesses and individuals who exhibit outstanding ethical practices. To be considered for the Ethics in Business award an organization or individual must fill out an application, obtain references and administer a survey to their employees. Recipients are chosen through a blind application process.