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 February 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 February 2018 session. For any questions, please contact Carla Lewis at (813) 274-8336 or e-mail



Session I: Saturday, August 12, 2017 - (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 [Springhill Park Community Center – 1000 East Eskimo Avenue]
  • 1:00pm (approximately): Ribbon Cutting Celebration with Mayor Buckhorn of Sulphur Springs Homes
  • 1:30pm (approximately): Continue Neighborhood Bus Tour
  • 5pm: Return to City Hall


Session II: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - MNU Kickoff w/Mayor Bob Buckhorn & Mayor’s Executive Team

(EXTENDED TIME: Optional CAMLS Site Tour 430pm)

  • USF Health, CAMLS - 124 South Franklin Street


Session III: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 – Behind the Scenes with Revenue & Finance

(EXTENDED TIME: Optional Old City Hall Site Tour/Presentation 430pm)

  • Tampa Police Department Headquarters (Downtown Tampa), 411 North Franklin Street


Session IV: Tuesday, September 5, 2017 – Behind the Scenes with Economic Opportunity

(EXTENDED TIME: Optional THEN & NOW Ybor City Walking Tour 430pm)

  • L'Unione Italiana: The Italian Club in Historic Ybor City - 1731 East 7th Avenue


Session V: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 SPECIAL SESSION A: City of Tampa Department Montage

(EXTENDED TIME: Optional Site Tour/Presentation 430pm)

  • THAP (Tampa Hillsborough Action Plan, Inc.): 5508 CoWorking & Collaboration Exchange – 5508 North 50th Street


Session VI: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 – Behind the Scenes with Neighborhood Empowerment


  • Ragan Park Community Center - 1200 East Lake Avenue


Session VII: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 – Behind the Scenes with Public Works & Utilities

(EXTENDED TIME: Optional Public Works/Transportation Tour 430pm)

  • THEA - Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority, 1104 East Twiggs Street, Suite 300


Session VIII: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 – Behind the Scenes with TPD

(EXTENDED TIME: Refreshments/networking 430pm; Meet & photo w/Interim Police Chief 530pm; session begins 600pm; session ends 830pm)

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


Session VIV: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 – Behind the Scenes with Parks & Recreation

(EXTENDED TIME: Optional Parks & Recreation Site Tour/Presentation 430pm)

  • New Tampa Community Park - 17302 Commerce Park Boulevard


Session X: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 – SPOTLIGHT TAMPA: Celebrating our City with Social Media & CTTV

(EXTENDED TIME: Optional EOC Site Tour/Presentation 430pm)

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


Session XI: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 – Behind the Scenes with TFR

(EXTENDED TIME: Refreshments/networking 430pm; Meet & photo w/Fire Chief 530pm; session begins 600pm; session ends 830pm)

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


Session XII: Tuesday, November 28, 2017SPECIAL SESSION B: Entrepreneurship Bootcamp!

(EXTENDED TIME: Optional Tampa Bay WaVE Site Tour/Presentation 430pm)

  • Tampa Bay WaVE, Inc. - 505 East Kennedy, 3rd Floor


Session XIII: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - Graduation Ceremony & Holiday Open House w/Mayor Bob Buckhorn

  • Tampa Convention Center, 333 South Franklin Street

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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