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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,

Last year we launched the Mayor's Neighborhood University and had 41 Tampanians in the inaugural session from a pool of 154 applications. On June 10, 2014, we graduated the second session with 43 community leaders. I am overwhelmed with the response and could not be more pleased with the interest from citizens who want to get involved and work with their government to make Tampa the best place to live, work and play.

During this 10-week course, classes are able to experience the City of Tampa Administration on a whole new level while also cultivating leadership skills and being educated on Tampa as a whole from their class mates. It is my goal that through the Neighborhood University, and our investment in each class member, that will be able to help current and future neighborhood leaders while also building stronger relationships between my Administration and the people. After all, this is your city.

Although the third session starting September 6, 2014 is full, we are accepting applications for the fourth session starting in early January 2015. Please see the link below to apply. For any questions, please contact Shannon Edge, Manager of the Mayor's Neighborhood University (813) 274-8336 or by e-mail at Shannon.edge@tampagov.net.

My commitment to our neighborhoods extends to growing the next generation of community leaders so that they can continue the progress we have made. By you applying to participate in my Neighborhood University, you are joining me and helping the future generations to come.

Warmest Regards,

Bob Buckhorn Signature

Bob Buckhorn, Mayor
City of Tampa

To read about the inaugural Mayor's Neighborhood University session, please read this article from 83 Degrees:



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