Mayor's Neighborhood University Dates & Curriculum

New and experienced leaders gain confidence and learn valuable skills as to how to use their voice to actively participate in effecting change. Participants experience a deeper sense of their own purpose as the next generation of leaders and a greater appreciation for the assets of their neighborhood.

The Mayors Neighborhood University is a valuable resource for residents who live within the City of Tampa: designed to build neighborhood leadership, enhance awareness of and access City services, and create ambassadors for the City.

Applications are being accepted now for the next session starting in August 2018!


NOTE: Speakers, dates and/or locations are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances

  • 5pm to 6pm - Networking & Refreshments served
    •  Participants are encouraged to arrive no later than 5:30pm to be ready and prepared for each session
  • 6pm - session begins (promptly)
  • 8pm - session ends (promptly)

Interested in participating in a future class?  APPLY NOW 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



Session I: Saturday, February 3, 2018 - (Mandatory) Neighborhood Bus Tour

Old City Hall, 315 East Kennedy Avenue (next door to the Tampa Municipal Offices Building/City Hall)

  • 8am: Meet & Greet Networking Continental Breakfast within Mascotte Room, Sister Cities Exhibit & Patio Area
  • 9am: Depart from City Hall for Neighborhood Bus Tour
  • 1130am (approximately): Orientation & Lunch [George Bartholomew Community Center in Sulphur Springs]
  • 1:00pm (approximately): Mann-Wagnon Park Tour of Sulphur Springs Museum & Community Stepping Stones
  • 1:30pm (approximately): Continue Neighborhood Bus Tour
  • 5pm: Return to City Hall

Session II: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - MNU Kickoff w/Mayor Bob Buckhorn & Mayor’s Executive Team
(EXTENDED TIME: Optional One Buc Place Site Tours 415pm & 445pm)

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers “One Buc Place”, 1 Buccaneer Place

Session III: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 – SPOTLIGHT TAMPA I: Celebrating our City with Social Media & CTTV
(EXTENDED TIME: Optional Social Media Training Session 430pm)

  • City of Tampa Seminole Garden Center, 5800 North Central Avenue

Session IV: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 – Behind the Scenes with Revenue & Finance
(EXTENDED TIME: Optional Historic Old City Hall Site Tour & Presentation 430pm)

  • Tampa Police Department Headquarters (Downtown Tampa, 5th Floor Conference Room), 411 North Franklin Street

Session V: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 – Behind the Scenes with Parks & Recreation
(EXTENDED TIME: Optional Live Entertainment & Performances by Parks & Recreation 430pm)

  • City of Tampa Cordelia B. Hunt Community Center, 4602 North Himes Avenue

Session VI: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 – Behind the Scenes with Economic Opportunity
(EXTENDED TIME: Optional West Tampa CRA & West River Development Presentation 430pm)

  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Complex, 2200 North Oregon Avenue

Session VII: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 – SPOTLIGHT TAMPA II: Communicating with our City through TampaGov, ALERT Tampa & Emergency Management
(EXTENDED TIME: Optional EOC Site Tour/Presentation 430pm)

  • Emergency Management EOC Facility/GTE Federal Credit Union, 711 East Henderson Avenue

Session VIII: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 – Behind the Scenes with Neighborhood Empowerment
(EXTENDED TIME: Optional BIG TRUCK ZONE & Staff Meet & Greet 430pm)

  • Neighborhood Empowerment Headquarters @LMOB: Lemon Municipal Offices Building, 4900 West Lemon Street

Session VIV: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 – Behind the Scenes with Public Works & Utilities
(EXTENDED TIME: Optional Water Department Initiative Presentation & Water Treatment Plant Site Tour 430pm)

  • David L. Tippin Water Treatment Plant, 7125 North 30th Street 

Session X: Tuesday, May 1, 2018 – Behind the Scenes with Tampa Fire
(EXTENDED TIME: Refreshments/networking 430pm; Meet & photo w/Tampa Fire Chief 530pm; session begins 600pm; session ends 830pm)

  • City of Tampa Fire, Police and Safety Training Facility, 116 South 34th Street

Session XI: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 – SPECIAL SESSION: City of Tampa Department Montage
(EXTENDED TIME: Optional ECC Introductions & Presentation 430pm)

  • Entrepreneur Collaborative Center, 2101 East Palm Avenue

Session XII: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 – Behind the Scenes with Tampa Police
(EXTENDED TIME: Refreshments/networking 430pm; Meet & photo w/Tampa Police Chief 530pm; session begins 600pm; session ends 830pm)

  • City of Tampa Fire, Police and Safety Training Facility, 116 South 34th Street 

Session XIII: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - Graduation Ceremony with Honorable Mayor Bob Buckhorn
(EXTENDED TIME: Optional Museum Site Tour post-Graduation)

  • Tampa Museum of Art, 120 West Gasparilla Plaza

Refreshments will be ready by 5:00 p.m. for all evening sessions (unless otherwise noted). Please arrive no later than 5:30 p.m.
Sessions start promptly at 6:00pm end promptly at 8:00 p.m (unless otherwise noted).
Speakers and dates are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

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