Mayor Buckhorn Launches Fifth Neighborhood Leadership University which kicks off with a Neighborhood Bus Tour

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Mayor Bob Buckhorn is launching his fifth Neighborhood University this week, accepting the new group of 40 inspired Tampa residents. This class will kick off their journey on Saturday, January 16th from Old City Hall by participating in a neighborhood bus tour covering 80 miles of the City from New Tampa to South Tampa, through North Tampa to West and East Tampa.

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.

Since 2013, the inaugural Mayor’s Neighborhood University has graduated over 150 alumni.

Applications are being accepted NOW for future sessions. The Mayor’s Neighborhood University is free and open to anyone 18 years of age and a resident of incorporated City of Tampa. Visit the Mayors Neighborhood University website for information, session dates and how to apply. Beginning next week, photos will be available on the City of Tampa’s Mayor’s Neighborhood University Facebook page here.

For additional information, please call Carla Lewis, Neighborhood Liaison at (813) 274-8152 or e-mail at

For additional information, please contact: 
Ashley Bauman, Public Affairs Director 
(813) 274-8262
(813) 390-7455 (c)