How to Apply
Class XXVII Recruitment Receptions were held here:
Key West-July 12, Thursday – 6:00-7:30 pm
Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Gardens
Marathon-July 20, Friday – 6:00-7:30 pm
Crane Point Nature Center and Museum
Islamorada-July 27 ,Friday – 6:30-8:00 pm
Cheeca Lodge, Islamorada
For the future CLASS XXVIII - After June, 2019
Application Submission deadline for the current Class XXVII was August 10, 2018 and is now closed.
To review, you can access the Class XXVII Application at this link: Class XXVII Application 2018-19
The 2019-20 – Class XXVIII Application will be very similar, with dates adjusted, and sequence of sessions perhaps also re-ordered.
Class XXVII Session Dates
#1 – Sept. 28-29, 2018: Tourism/Economy – Two days & one overnight in Key West
#2 – Nov. 9, 10, 11: Environment – Three days & two overnights in the Everglades
#3 – Dec. 14: Arts/Culture/Media – One day in Key West
#4A – Jan. 11, 2019: Law/Military – One day in Key West
#4B-Jan. 25: Military – One day in Key West
#5 – Feb. 1: Health Care – One day in Key West
#6 – Feb. 22: Human Services – One day in Key West
#7 – March 8: Emergency Management – One day in Marathon
#8 – Apr. 5-6: – Education/Government – One day in Tavernier/Key Largo w/one overnight in Upper Keys
Apr. 6: Leadership / Graduation – Upper Keys
March 19, 2019 – Florida Keys Day (Tallahassee), optional attendance, open to the public. March 19, 2019
Overview of Leadership Monroe Sessions
Tourism and the Economy
This session includes nature tours in Everglades National Park and Big Cypress with the opportunity to see many endangered at-risk and unique species of flora and fauna in their natural habitat.
Efforts to make the Keys “greener” and the ongoing challenges of our waste water issues and those effects on our environment will be highlighted.
An overview of county-wide Emergency Services will be provided. You will be able to examine the decision making process by the responsible officials and responders as a hurricane approaches and explore how it effects the Keys physically, mentally and economically.
Health and Human Services
The Arts, Culture and The Media
The Arts are examined for their historical, cultural, social and economic impact on the Florida Keys.
Apply for future Class XXVIII after June, 2019
for constructive alliances among Florida Keys leaders.