2019-2020 Leadership Academy

The 2019-2020 West Melbourne Leadership Academy started on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. The Leadership Academy class will be held on Wednesday evenings, skipping the day before Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day, and ending January 15, 2020.

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 start at 5:30 p.m. and will generally end around 7:00 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 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 will present throughout the seven session series.

For information about the 2019-2020 Citizen Leadership Academy, contact the City Manager at 321-837-7771.