FOCUS St. Pete is a community orientation program for professionals who are eager to establish civic relationships and learn more about the inner workings of the community with a minimum expenditure of time. The program is sponsored by the Leadership St. Pete Alumni Association and the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce®.
Broaden professionals’ working knowledge of the community in a 13-hour program
Acquaint participants with formal and informal decision-making
Inform participants about the issues and challenges facing the city
Provide direction for participants to become engaged in community affairs
WHO SHOULD APPLY?
Professionals (and their spouses/partners) from both the private and public sectors. Candidates generally occupy key positions in their organizations and are new to the area or have accepted new or expanded responsibilities.
THE PROGRAM EXAMINES:
The history of the St. Petersburg area
The issues and challenges of the present and future
The leadership of our community
The opportunities facing our community
2017 Program Sessions
Tuesday, February 21st
5:30PM – 9:00PM
Orientation & The Arts
Friday, February 24th
8:00AM – 1:30PM
Economic Development, Education, Government & History
Saturday, February 25th
9:00AM – 1:00PM
Tourism & a Trolley Tour of the City
FOCUS St. Pete is limited to 35 participants. The cost is $300 per participant and $100 for a spouse/partner. The fee includes all meals and tours. Spouses/partners are encouraged to enroll.
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