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Class of 2024


As one of the oldest leadership programs of its kind in the nation, Leadership St. Pete (LSP) seeks to nurture a community brimming with informed, passionate leaders. Each year, we select a diverse array of individuals spanning various industries and career stages to embark on an immersive six-month journey. Our program offers a behind-the-scenes look at the most challenging issues and opportunities facing our region while equipping participants with the knowledge, resources, and networks to shape our city's future.

Class members build lasting relationships throughout the program’s three elements: leadership training, educational seminars, and a civic-engagement project.

Our commitment to St. Pete extends beyond the duration of our program. LSP alumni have access to ongoing educational opportunities, exclusive events, and a strong network for continued growth. 

LSP Class of 2025

Interested in applying for the Class of 2025? Nominate a candidate or yourself here. Applications will open in Fall 2024.

LSP candidates must do business or live in the St. Petersburg area and be at least 22 years of age at the time of signing their application. Additionally, they must have the full support of the organization they represent due to the time commitment.

2025 Community Project Nonprofit Beneficiary

The Community Project is a cornerstone of the LSP experience. Each year, the LSP class partners with a nonprofit to rehab a space in need of some tender loving care.

The 2025 Community Project application is now available here. If you are an interested 501(c)(3) organization with a physical location in the St. Petersburg area, please consider applying. The deadline to apply is September 30 at 4 p.m. ET.

Previous Community Project Nonprofit Beneficiaries
The Planning Committee

Leadership St. Pete is a volunteer-run program under the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce. LSP leadership is comprised of an Executive Committee (EC) and a Planning Committee (PC).

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Info Sessions

Community Project Recruitment

  • July 19Community Project Info Session (Zoom – 12-1 p.m.)
  • August 22Community Project Info Session (Zoom – 4:30-5:30 p.m.)
  • September 13 – Community Project Info Session (Zoom – 12-1 p.m.)


Class of 2025 Recruitment

  • August 15 – Class of 2025 Info Session #1 (Center for Health Equity – 6:00-7:30 p.m.)
  • August 21 – Class of 2025 Info Session #2 (Chamber boardroom – 12-1 p.m.)
  • August 27 – Class of 2025 Info Session #3 (Enoch D. Davis Center – 6:00-7:00 p.m.)
  • September 5 – Class of 2025 Info Session #4 (Chamber boardroom – 8:30-9:30 a.m.)
  • September 12 – Class of 2025 Info Session #5 (Power Design – 5:30-6:30 p.m.)
  • September 18 – LSP Recruitment Social (Green Bench – 5:30-7:30 p.m.)

LSP Class of 2025

Nominate a Candidate

Nominate a candidate or yourself for the Leadership St. Pete Class of 2025; submit the nomination form.

Nominate a Nonprofit 

If you are an interested 501(c)(3) organization or want to nominate a deserving nonprofit to be the LSP Class of 2025 Community Project beneficiary, submit the nomination form.

2024 Program Schedule

  • Orientation Dinner: December 7, 2023
  • Opening Retreat (1 night, 1½ Days): January 12-13, 2024
  • St. Pete History Seminar: January 18, 2024 (Half Day)
  • Class Project Kickoff Meeting (Optional): January 18, 2024
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Seminar: January 23, 2024
  • Class Project Scope Meeting (Optional): January 30, 2024
  • State Government Seminar (2 nights, 3 days): February 5-7, 2024
  • Growing St. Pete Seminar: February 20, 2024
  • Criminal Justice Seminar: March 7, 2024
  • Mid-Year Retreat: March 21, 2024
  • Environmental Sustainability Seminar: April 2, 2024
  • St. Pete Culture Seminar: April 17, 2024
  • Local Government Seminar: April 30, 2024
  • Sponsorship Reception (TBC after seminar): April 30, 2024
  • Class Project Day: May 18, 2024
  • Closing Retreat: May 24, 2024
  • Graduation (Evening): June 5, 2024
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