Leadership West Palm Beach
About Leadership West Palm Beach
The mission of Leadership West Palm Beach is to cultivate the leadership potential of those individuals who reside or work in the City of West Palm Beach and utilize their skills to foster the development of programs and opportunities that would enrich and improve the quality of life in the Palm Beaches.
Participants are exposed to a variety of aspects of the community including government, health and human services, education, economic development, arts, culture and festivals, neighborhoods and even the water catchment area. All of these areas are integral components of our community. Informing the class participants generates leaders with a well-rounded knowledge base to assist in future planning and decision-making for the betterment of West Palm Beach.
Leadership West Palm Beach members are chosen by a selection committee that reviews the applications. Up to 28 individuals are selected for each class. Partial scholarships will be considered for those needing assistance.
For more information on Leadership West Palm Beach, please contact Donald Burgess at dburgesspalmbeaches.org or (561) 833-3711 (ext. 232).
2022 Class Dates
- Orientation: Thursday, January 13, 2022 | 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
- City Center: Tuesday, January 18, 2022
- Rosemary Square: Wednesday, February 2, 2022
- Western Communities: Wednesday, March 2, 2022
- Health & Human Services: Wednesday, April 6, 2022
- Community & Culture: Wednesday, May 4, 2022
- The North End: Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Please note: Selected candidates are expected to participate fully in all Leadership West Palm Beach Sessions. Following the mandatory Orientation, scheduled from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 13, 2022, programs will be held one full day (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) per month.
“Leadership West Palm Beach is an essential program for any business owner in West Palm Beach. Did you know that we have 22 square miles of pristine Everglades in the heart of our City? This is a crash course in City politics, government, economic and environmental resources! Aside from the networking opportunities, this is a requirement for anyone who truly wants to understand West Palm Beach and Palm Beach County.”
- Kelly V. Landers, Esq. The Law Offices of Kelly V. Landers, P.A.
“This program provides a fascinating behind-the-scenes look into the workings of the City, including government, culture, arts, emergency services, and natural resources. Leadership West Palm Beach provides not just networking opportunities, but an understanding of the City’s history with an eye towards the future.” - Heath Wintz, MWH
“Leadership West Palm Beach allowed me to forge relationships with other business leaders in the community that want to be involved with the betterment of our City.” - Jeffrey Vollat, A.D.A. Engineering, Inc.
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