CITIZENS Leadership Academy

For citizens of West Melbourne with inquiring minds and service-oriented hearts, a new West Melbourne Leadership Academy will start January 2022. The Leadership Academy class will run on Thursday evenings for seven weeks, starting on January 6 and ending on February 17, 2022.

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 around 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 starting a bit earlier, the ability to walk or otherwise maneuver across uneven ground and to climb stairs would be a plus, as the late daytime 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 led by West Melbourne City Manager Scott Morgan, a forty-three year veteran of local government, the last twelve 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. Class members will each receive a notebook of materials that is updated each session.

The West Melbourne Leadership Academy Class of 2022 will be limited to not more than fifteen students. Family and friends will be invited to see certificates presented to those students who successfully complete the seven session program.

Applications for admission to the 2022 West Melbourne Leadership Academy will be accepted until the course is full. To get an application, download it here, or call 321-837-7771 for more information or to get an application by e-mail, fax or mail.