Leadership Monroe County

Class XXV Recruitment and Reception-

The first of three county-wide events will be held on

July 8 at the Key West

Beachside Marriott Resort

Leadership Monroe County invites the public to a social reception and program introduction on Friday, July 8, 5:30-7:30pm at the Key West Marriott Beachside Resort.

Potential Class XXV members will have the opportunity to meet LMC alumni and Board members and learn about the 2016-17 sessions, including the scope, mission and benefits of becoming part of this county wide program which supports the building of relationships for constructive alliances among Florida Keys leaders in the public and private sectors.

Founded in 1992, the program is aimed at residents who are active in leadership roles in the private sector, government, or nonprofit community. Through a series of one and multi-day sessions that take place over a seven month period, program topics focus on tourism and the economy, the environment and natural resources, emergency management, the law and judiciary, the military, health and human services, arts and culture, as well as leadership skill development.

Leadership Monroe County offers an unparalleled opportunity for community leaders to experience and learn alongside a dedicated, committed group of peers, and through their engagement measurably increase their future impact within the community.

Social reception/program introductions will also be held

July 15 at Faro Blanco Resort in Marathon and July 22 at Amara Cay Resort in Islamorada.

Call Program Coordinator Michael Shields at 305-394-3804 for more information.

Complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be provided and a cash bar will be available.




Looking ahead to the 2016 ALUMNI REUNION

in the Everglades

Alumni Reunion set for November 12th in the Everglades as we return to the historic Rod & Gun Club in Everglades City!  


We encourage all LMC alumni & their families to join us for a great time in the Everglades and help us welcome Class XXV.

When: November 12, 2016 -
All Day/All Nigh

Everglades Alumni 6th Annual Pig Roast
These are items that are needed to make this event a success.   If you are unable to supply any of these items then a cash donation would be helpful. We are also thinking of some games to play during the day on Saturday as a lot of us are going up on Friday. You can help make it even more fun by joining us.


  • Paper plates, plastic ware, knives & forks
  • Rolls for sandwiches
  • Chips
  • Veggie and or fruit Tray
  • Salads : macaroni or potato
  • Cookies, cake, brownies etc….
  • Beverages : Beer, sodas, water
  • Chairs. If everyone could bring a couple of beach chairs that would be great.
  • Tables : We could use 6 to 8
  • Table clothes

What to bring: BYOB and some to share. Bring your fave foods, too, to add to the party. Be prepared for a most memorable experience!

Where to stay in Everglades City:



Show the New Class what YOU are all about at the
Alumni Reunion
on Nov 12.
Circle the Date!
and join us at the
Rod & Gun Club in Everglades City. - Class XXV will be on day 2 of their 3-day Session on the Environment. YOU know what it's like. Show them...what happens in the Everglades...!

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images-15.jpgCongratulations to CLASS XXIV

Peter Bacheler         President, PDB Enterprises

 Cora Baggs             Office Manager, Action Canvas

 Kate Banick            Executive Director, Good Health Clinic

 Julie Cheon        Water Quality & Environmental Manager, FKAA

Adriana Cuomo       VP, Branch Manager, Capital Bank

 Antonio Davila         Server Administrator, Information Technology, BOCC

 Kate DeLoach        Senior Legislative Aide, District 120, Florida House of Representatives

Eric Dunford          Deputy Fire Chief, City of Marathon

Peary Fowler          Monroe County Court Judge

George Garrett      Deputy City Manager, Planning Director, City                         City of Marathon

Henry Hamilton     Inspector, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office

Anna Hubicki      Assistant State Attorney, 16th Circuit Court

Julie Johnson`      Owner/Editor, Time Out Magazine

Suanne Lee       Supervisor/Purchasing, Contracts -Monroe County School Board

Robert Lockwood   Assistant Public Defender, 16th Circuit Court

MeriDe Mercado    Administrator, Office of Workers Compensation, BOCC

Lindsay Poetz      Executive Board Secretary, United Teachers of Monroe

Cheryl Robertson   Executive Aide to the Clerk of the Court & Comptroller

Cheryl Sargent         Benefits and Risk Manager, FKAA

 Kristina Welburn       Monroe Co. Development & Program Manager, Switchboard 211

Mary Williams        President, Owner, Island Elevator Company

Lissette Zuelch     Detective, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office


Opening Session - October 9, 10 / Leadership, the Economy and Tourism, set in Key West.


First State Bank of the Florida Keys

Centennial Bank

Alumni Reception Friday evening, Oct 9 -


Session #2 -The Environment - November 6-7-8

Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority

Waste Management

Ocean Reef



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