CITIZEN Leadership Academy

The 2019-2020 West Melbourne Leadership Academy started on November 12, 2019, and concluded January 15, 2020.  The next class will start in the fall of 2020.

The West Melbourne Citizen Leadership Academy is a 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 are held on weekday evenings in various locations in the City. Depending upon the class’s desire to participate in a session to be held on a 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 typically consists 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 are led by West Melbourne City Manager Scott Morgan, a forty-one year veteran of local government, the last ten years here in West Melbourne. Speakers from various departments as well as speakers from organizations that partner with West Melbourne present throughout the seven session series.

For information about the upcoming 2020-2021 Citizen Leadership Academy that will start in the fall of 2020, contact the City Manager at 321-837-7771.