FOCUS St. Pete

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

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 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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