2020-2021 Leadership Academy

For citizens of West Melbourne with inquiring minds and service-oriented hearts, a new West Melbourne Leadership Academy will start December 3, 2020. The Leadership Academy class will run on Thursday evenings for seven weeks, skipping December 24 and 31, 2020, and ending January 28, 2021.

The no-cost class is for those 18 years of age and older who want to know all about (or at least a lot more about) the inner-workings of their municipal government but (maybe) were afraid to ask. It is especially designed for people who may have an interest in potentially serving on one of the City’s many advisory boards, but just need more information about what is expected before throwing their hat into the ring and offering themselves up for community service to their city.

Classes will start at 6:00 p.m. and will end at 7:30 p.m. and will be held in various locations in the City. Depending upon the class’s desire to participate in a session to be held on late afternoon workday, the ability to walk or otherwise maneuver across uneven ground and to climb stairs would be a plus, as the late day-time session could consist of a tour of City public works facilities, including the wastewater treatment plant. Of course, those with more limited mobility would certainly be accommodated in appropriate ways on the treatment plant tour date.

The classes will be lead by West Melbourne City Manager Scott Morgan, a forty-one year veteran of local government, the last eleven years here in West Melbourne. Speakers from various departments as well as speakers from organizations that partner with West Melbourne will present throughout the seven session series.

Applications for admission to the 2020-2021 West Melbourne Leadership Academy will be accepted until the course is full with a maximum of 15 participants.  For information about the Leadership Academy, contact the City Manager at 321-837-7771.

The application for enrollment can be downloaded here:

Citizen's Leadership Academy Enrollment Form