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Nominations Now Open for Topeka's Top 20 Under 40

Jayhawk Area Council NOW Accepting Nominations for the

2020 Topeka’s Top 20 Under 40 Honorees


TOPEKA, KS—The Jayhawk Area Council announced Monday that nominations are now being accepted for the 2020 “Topeka’s Top 20 Under 40.” Nomination forms can be accessed at: through May 27, 2020 at 11:59 PM.


Each year “Topeka’s Top 20 Under 40” program honors 20 individuals under the age of 40 based on their leadership and achievement both professionally and as members of the Topeka/Shawnee County community.  A selection committee, comprised of established leaders within the Topeka area, determines the final 20 honorees based on the applications received from the nominees.  The honorees will be recognized at an awards banquet on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at the Downtown Ramada.


“Topeka’s Top 20 Under 40 annual selection is our opportunity to honor local leaders and demonstrate to younger generations the qualities that great leaders possess,” said Wayne Pancoast, Scout Executive/CEO of Jayhawk Area Council Boy Scouts.


The Jayhawk Area Council encourages the nomination of any individual under the age of 40 that shows leadership, work-ethic, strong character, and service to the Topeka/Shawnee County community. Nominations are encouraged for young leaders that have been nominated and applied in the past, but were not selected as an honoree.


To submit your nomination for this year’s “20 Under 40” awards, please visit:


To learn more about the “20 Under 40” program, visit: or Link.


Current Sponsors of the 2020 Topeka’s Top 20 Under are:

Presenting – TK Magazine |   KSNT

Silver Sponsor – Kaw Valley Bank

Table Sponsors – Robert & Jan Maxwell | Dr. Kent & Marsha Palmberg


About Jayhawk Area Council

Headquartered in Topeka, KS, the Jayhawk Area Council, Boy Scouts of America is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization that has served youth for over 100 years.  Scouting aims to provide unique personal growth opportunities to an ever-increasing number of youth, helping them mature into adults whose values are embodied in the Scout Oath and Law.  The core of this singular movement is focused on fostering development of values-centered lives through character development, personal fitness, citizenship, employability, and service to others.



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