Leadership Monroe County
Leadership Monroe County’s mission is building relationships
for constructive alliances among Florida Keys leaders
CLASS XXVIII has risen to the challenge of becoming the next best class, as the Opening Session commenced on September 27-28, in Key West, with “Tourism, and the Economy” at the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Gardens. But first, the Getting To Know You exercise always provides lots of breaking down barriers and facilitating how to know your new ‘best friends!” The TDC and Tinsley organizations gave a deep dive into the dynamics of the industry, and the impacts on our communities. The Class then journeyed, courtesy of HTA, to the world-class Butterfly Conservatory to be held in awe of the unique environment, all aflutter and lifted into a realm of wonder, as locals and visitors alike have made this place one of the top ‘must see’ destinations in Key West.
During the second day of activities, Dr. Peter Hammerschmidt presented his engaging perspectives on conflict resolution models, and further challenged the class with the vexing exercise of how to essentially look at options in decision making, how and what may be the best questions to ask, when dealing with what seems an intractable problem. The day wrapped with the unforgettable Scavenger Hunt, in pursuit of identifying a maze of locations and history, and of course the prized Pinky. But LMC has its own awarded points during the hunt, to illustrate not only our competitive spirits, but also cooperative team building, wacky and wild, wonderfully fun and further unforgettable experiences.
Additional Sponsors for Session 1 include The City of Layton, and Henry Rosenthal
Class XXVIII - 2019-20 Session Dates and Locations
Day sessions usually begin at 8:00am and end by 5:00pm.
Accommodations are provided for Sessions w/overnight stays. All expenses paid, except for personal purchases you make.
#1 - Sept. 27-28, 2019
Leadership, Tourism & the Economy
#2 - Nov. 8, 9, 10
#3 - Dec. 6
One day session in Key Largo
#4 - Jan. 17-18, 2020
First day session in Key West
Second day session in Key West
#5 - Feb. 7
One day session in Marathon
#6 – Feb. 21
#7 - Mar. 8
#8 - Apr. 17-18
Arts, Culture, the Media
One and a half day session in Key West w/one overnight
The Board of Directors conducted its Annual Meeting and Retreat/Advance on May 18 in Marathon to review the class year that just ended, and to plan for the upcoming Class XXVIII, which is set to commence in late September. The application process for each new class begins in July; interested leaders throughout the Florida Keys are strongly encouraged to make the next “best class” your own and continue to build Keys Strong communities!
Our Recent 2018-19/Class XXVII Sessions
Tourism and the Economy
September 28-29, 2018
November 9-11, 2018
Held in Upper Keys and Everglades/Big Cypress
-REGIONAL SPONSOR –
Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority, Waste Management, Ocean Reef Community Association, CBT Construction, Sotheby’s International Realty,
and additional support from MARINE LAB & Ginette Hughes XIII, DOC’S DINER: Jim Boilini, XXI & Gina Boilini, XXII, Karen Rodriguez, XX, Carole Ellis, IX, City of Layton/Norm Anderson, XIX, Henry Rosenthal, XIX, and the incredible STORMTROOPERS- CLASS XXVI for the Awesome Alumni Dinner!
The Arts, Culture & The Media
December 14, 2018
Held in Key West
-REGIONAL SPONSOR –
Lower Keys Medical Center
Hemingway Home & Museum
and additional support from The Studios of Key West, Jedd Dodds (XXII) and Michael Shields (XVI)
The Law & The Military
Held in Key West January 11 & 25, 20189
Tour of the County Judicial Offices and Courthouse, the Law Enforcement headquarters of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, and Key West Police Department.
Tour and Mission briefs of the major military facilities in Key West, at the Naval Air Station, US Coast Guard Sector, Army Special Forces Underwater Operations School, JIATFF Command, Tactical Combat Training System, and the Tour of Fighter Squadron Composite (VFC) 111 “Sun Downers”
Hershoff, Lupino & Yagel Law Firm
with major support by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, and Sheriff Rick Ramsey (XIX)
The Navy League, Key West Council
& the Key West Military Affairs Committee for support of the Alumni Reception at Sunset Grill.
Health and Human Services
Held on February 1 & 22, 2019
Emergency Management Session
Held on March 1, 2019 in Marathon
An overview of county-wide Emergency Services will be provided. You will be able to examine the decision making process by the responsible officials and responders, as a hurricane approaches and explore how it effects the Keys physically, mentally and economically.
You will meet local and national leaders involved in the decision making. You will get a first hand overview of what it takes to operate a fire station by touring the City of Marathon’s fire station, participating in a vehicle extraction and participating in a simulated exercise. Experience the medical transportation of a critical trauma patient on our state of the art helicopter “Trauma Star”.
SESSION SPONSORS – Steve Cook (Class XXV) & Sheila Cook & Fishermen’s Community Hospital
with additional support by Brandi Card Island Pilates & Paul Patterson (XXVI)
Education and Government
April 5, 2019
Held at Plantation Key School and Coral Shores High School, Tavernier
REGIONAL & SESSION SPONSOR
Holly Raschein, D-120
Class XXVII Graduation
We thank our sponsors who make the LMC program possible!
CenterState Bank and the Lower Keys Medical Center have magnified their support for LMC through becoming REGIONAL SPONSORS, further strengthening what LMC may communicate and educate. We are very grateful for their commitment and thank their community leaders for making it possible.
Applications for Class XXVIII was closed August 9, 2019. Want to apply for the next Class? Look ahead to July, 2020!
for constructive alliances among Florida Keys leaders.