Leadership Lee County - The Chamber of Southwest Florida


Leadership Lee County - The Chamber of Southwest Florida
Leadership Lee County
Building Community Leaders for Tomorrow
A program of The Chamber of Southwest Florida
5237 Summerlin Commons Blvd., Suite 114
Fort Myers, FL 33907
What is Leadership Lee County?
The Leadership Lee County
Community Leadership
Program is a unique program
offered by The Chamber of
Southwest Florida to help
newcomers as well as long-term
residents understand the
dynamics of the Lee County
community and its role in the
region. The Chamber developed
the course for local residents and
business persons interested in
intensive learning.
A Historical Perspective
Looking Back
The program includes an
overview designed to educate
participants on Lee County’s
history and plans for the future.
The 14-session class includes
an inside look into community
government, health and human
services, environmental
programs and other areas. The
program covers history, social,
and economic issues in the
Leadership Lee County includes a
walking tour of downtown Fort Myers,
including a visit to the SW Florida
Historical Museum. Shown here is the
Cracker House located at the museum.
Team Building,
Community Awareness
A kickoff retreat solidifies relationships and expands individual
thinking – broadening personal experiences and knowledge
You’ll exchange ideas, make new friends and have fun!
You’ll Reach New Heights…
The Sky’s the Limit!!!
The Ropes Course, part of the Southwest
Florida Addiction Services at the Vince
Smith Center, is a great opportunity for
participants to open their minds to new
ways of thinking and to learn to be both
trusted and trusting.
Learn to
Work with partners to solve the
seemingly impossible problems.
Agriculture in our Region
A visit to Southern Gardens Citrus…
Did you know???
With more than 3 million trees, Southern
Gardens is one of Florida’s largest
You won’t want to miss the opportunity
to wear a hard hat and shower cap!
And, yes, we’ll take your picture
dressed like this!
On Agriculture Day, the class boards a bus and experiences a day
of farm, citrus processing plant, sugar cane refinery, etc. Members
of the agriculture community talk to the class about agricultural
issues and concerns. Though not in Lee County, the agriculture
community has a tremendous impact on our region.
…Get close to nature…..
You’ll have an
opportunity to
learn more about
SW Florida’s
Impress your classmates with hidden skills
Win a
Meet interesting people…
Visit some places you never thought
you would see!
LLC Class of 2009 Visits the
Lee County Medical
Get the inside track on TV and
Newspaper Production….
David Plazas of the News-Press Editorial talks with
the LLC Class of 2010
Steve Pontius give a behind the scenes tour of
Waterman Broadcasting
Get dirty for a good cause!
LLC increases an
awareness of needs within
our community.
Class of 2010 painted a home with
Habitat for Humanity
Class of 2008 erected a shade
structure for Hope House
Class of 2009 built a
playground for Salvation Army
Learn more about our education systems
Spend a day in a public school classroom
and visit our local higher education
Gain a deeper understanding of
challenges facing our educators.
You’ll be amazed at the beauty of
Southwest Florida!
Enjoy the
Why Choose Leadership Lee County?
Leadership program of Southwest Florida
Focus is Servant-Leadership
We’ve graduated 29 Classes – Now filling our 30th Class!
Alumni network includes over 900 graduates
Access and introductions to top community leaders
County-wide and regional emphasis
Your Leadership Lee County Experience
is one that you will treasure always.
Each session may not have all
of the same opportunities, but
a well-rounded class is
presented to all participants.
Visit Us at
to download an application
or call 239-275-2102