Mayor's Neighborhood University

I believe strong neighborhoods provide the foundation of a great city - Mayor Bob Buckhorn

Dear Community Leader,

In 2013, we launched the Mayor's Neighborhood University with 65 Tampanians in the inaugural session from a pool of 154 applications. I was overwhelmed by the response and could not have been more pleased with the interest from citizens who wanted to get involved and work with their government to make Tampa the best place to live, work and play.

We have graduated over 300 alumni to date and a new class of 52 participants has already begun their MNU journey. During each session, the class is 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 continued goal that through the Neighborhood University, and our investment in each class member, their experience will be able to help further develop current and future neighborhood leaders while also building stronger relationships between my Administration and the people. After all, this is your city.

Click on the APPLY ONLINE  link below and your name will be placed on our wait list for consideration of the August 2018 session. For any questions, please contact Carla Lewis at (813) 274-8336 or e-mail

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: