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Mayor's Neighborhood University

I believe strong neighborhoods provide the foundation for a great city. Part of that means growing the next generation of neighborhood leaders to continue the progress we have made.  -Mayor Bob Buckhorn


Dear Community Leader,

As long as I have been in public service, investing in our neighborhoods have always been one of my top priorities. I believe strong neighborhoods provide the foundation for a great city. My commitment to our neighborhoods extends to growing the next generation of neighborhood leaders so that they can continue the progress we have made.

As a neighborhood President, you are aware I re-organized the Neighborhood Empowerment Department and recently launched the Neighborhood University.  During this 12-week course, participants will learn skills to help establish and maintain successful neighborhood organizations as well as experience your City Administration on a whole new level.

I recognize that a leadership position within a neighborhood association is a serious commitment that impacts your immediate neighborhood and the community around you. A neighborhood leader needs to have the vision and the ability to build consensus, to delegate duties and authority to others, as well as to encourage neighborhood involvement and maximize talent. A good leader recognizes the value in changing leadership and helps the association cultivate future leaders. It is our hope that through the Neighborhood University, we will be able to help both current and future neighborhood presidents whom we rely on to be the eyes, ears and voice back to us.

This inaugural class is limited in space and is open to anyone the community. The application is due on Friday July 26, 2013 by 5:00 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact Shannon Edge in your Neighborhood Empowerment Department at (813) 274-8336 or via .

I cannot thank you enough for your leadership.  I wish you a successful tenure as president as you pursue your goals and initiatives for your community. 

Your friend,

Bob Buckhorn Signature

Bob Buckhorn, Mayor
City of Tampa
 

 

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