“Your Community Doorway”

FOCUS St. Pete presented by Synovous Bank is a community orientation program for professionals who are eager to establish civic relationships and learn more about the inner workings of the community with a minimum expenditure of time. The program is sponsored by the Leadership St. Pete Alumni Association and the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce®.


Broaden professionals’ working knowledge of the community in a 13-hour program
Acquaint participants with formal and informal decision-making
Inform participants about the issues and challenges facing the city
Provide direction for participants to become engaged in community affairs


Professionals (and their spouses/partners) from both the private and public sectors. Candidates generally occupy key positions in their organizations and are new to the area or have accepted new or expanded responsibilities.


  • The history of the St. Petersburg area
  • The issues and challenges of the present and future
  • The leadership of our community
  • The opportunities facing our community

FOCUS St. Pete is limited to 35 participants. The cost is $300 per participant and $100 for a spouse/partner. The fee includes all meals and tours. Spouses/partners are encouraged to enroll.


For further information contact: Brittany Walsh (727) 388-2916 or bwalsh@stpete.com.