• Leadership North Port

  • Leadership North Port is a series of city-wide programs designed to enhance participants' awareness of our community and its needs by examining how leadership in the historical, geographical, educational, economic, governmental and cultural segments work together to perpetuate and advance the North Port community and its citizens.

    The program is also designed to nurture and engage the leadership skills of potential and current leaders by providing an atmosphere that stimulates and fosters diverse viewpoints, resulting in innovative answers to the critical questions facing our community. The program strives to create awareness and to connect leaders with issues; however, it is not an academic leadership training program.

    Are you interested in being a day sponsor for Leadership North Port?  Read more here.

    Applications for Leadership North Port 2021 Class is now closed.  Selection of Leadership North Port participants is based solely upon the answers to the questions on the application, so please be thoughtful and sincere.  Course requirements for graduation include mandatory attendance at Orientation and SIMSOC, as well as expected attendance to each of the monthly sessions – generally the second Friday of each month.



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  • Leadership Schedule:

    January 8, 2021 Non-profit/Community Services

    February 12, 2021  Education

    February 24, 2021  Arts & Culture (evening)

    March 12, 2021  Environment & Tourism


    April 9, 2021  Media & Justice

    May 14, 2021  Government & Economic Development

    June 11, 2021  Manufacturing & Community Growth

    July 9, 2021  Healthcare

  • Day Sponsors:

    • SimSoc:  City of North Port
    • Non-profit/Community Services:  Frohlich, Gordon, Beason
    • Education:  Achieva
    • Arts & Culture:  North Port Art Center
    • Environment & Tourism:  Bishop West Real Estate and Visit Sarasota County
    • Media & Justice:  Lightspeed Voice and WKDW 97.5FM
    • Government & Economic Development:  Hampton Inn & Suites of North Port and Rothco Signs & Design
    • Manufacturing & Community Growth:  Buffalo Graffix and Caddy Carts
    • Healthcare:  Gale West, Your Health Consultant


    • Water:  Certain Services
    • Snacks:  Gale West, Your Health Consultant
    • Printing:  PostNet


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