APPLICATIONS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE CONA LEADERSHIP PROGRAM WHICH BEGINS MONDAY JANUARY 8, 2018. THE CLASS IS FULL. PLEASE CONSIDER ENROLLING FOR NEXT YEAR'S PROGRAM IN THE FALL OF 2018.
Classes are held weekly on Monday evenings, with a historic bus tour and a special project on two Saturdays. Most of the classes are held at the SPC Allstate Center at 3200 34th St South,
Our Program's Purpose and Mission:
St. Petersburg’s most important asset is its people. The combination of citizen participation and active neighborhoods has contributed to the improvement of the quality of life in our city. As we continue to meet the challenges of today’s urban community, citizens and neighborhoods play an important role in preserving and improving what is best about our city. As a result, the quality of neighborhood leadership becomes even more important.
The CONA Neighborhood Leadership Program has been developed to ensure that St. Petersburg has a continuing base of knowledgeable and talented people ready to step into Leadership positions.
1. To broaden potential neighborhood leaders’ understanding of the community;
2. To expand the pool of skilled neighborhood leaders;
3. To encourage the establishment of networks among neighborhood leaders;
4. To enhance the ability of neighborhoods to resolve problems on their own or in cooperation with other neighborhoods and/or institutions and;
5. To introduce participants to decision-makers in our City and County governments, and throughout our community.