About Leadership Monroe County

Mission:

Leadership Monroe County Florida's mission is building relationships for constructive alliances among Florida Keys leaders.

Vision:

Leadership Monroe County Florida's vision is to be the trustee of effective community leadership in the Florida Keys.

Goals:

The long-term goals of the program are to develop strong, dedicated leadership working for a sense of community throughout Monroe County. Toward that end, Leadership Monroe County seeks to:

  • Identify today's and tomorrow's leaders who are committed to the long-term future of the County, from all segments of the community
  • Introduce participants to the problems, challenges and opportunities in the County and the resources available to address them
  • Create a network among graduates and other community leaders to foster future communication and cooperation

 

What is Leadership Monroe County?

Monroe County's rapidly changing needs and concerns make it necessary that a group of strong leaders guide the community in a positive direction. So that our leaders are well educated about their community. 

The program is aimed at community residents who are active in leadership roles in the private sector, government, or community organizations. Through a series of one- and two-day sessions, participants examine fundamental segments of our local community and gather information to help them make quality leadership decisions. All sessions bring together the key government and private sector leaders of the county in a seminar and group discussion format.

Graduates become part of Leadership Monroe County's alumni organization, dedicated to furthering cooperation and community well-being between local leaders. The alumni network offers an ideal framework for pursuing individual and community goals and business objectives. Program planning and administration are overseen by an alumni board of directors.

Who Can Participate?

The program seeks those who are dynamic, informed leaders committed to the good of the community. Applicants must:

  • Be leaders within their business or organization with a potential for advancement to other leadership positions
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to serve the community through participation in volunteer organizations
  • Have lived or worked in Monroe County for at least one year and be a Monroe County registered voter
  • Be seriously committed to live in Monroe County for the foreseeable future
  • Be able to participate in all of the seven monthly sessions, which traditionally have been organized from end of September into early April