Mayor's Neighborhood University
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
Bob Buckhorn, Mayor
City of Tampa