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In This May 2017 Issue:

  Leadership Brevard Class of 2017 Graduation    
& LEAD Brevard's Annual Meeting  
  Honoring the 2017 Leadership Brevard Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient    
  Thursday, May 11th    
  Click here to register    
  Now accepting Leadership Action Project Proposals    
  Due:  Friday, July 14, 2017    
  Leadership Brevard Class of 2017 April Session Recap    
  Share Your Story- "I am LEAD Brevard"    


        Leadership Brevard Class of 2017 Graduation    
        & LEAD Brevard's Annual Meeting    
        Honoring the 2017 Leadership Brevard Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient    
        LEAD Brevard's Board of Directors invite you to celebrate 32 years of community building with the Leadership Brevard Class of 2017 graduating class, LEAD Brevard's new and returning board members, and the awarding of the 2017 Leadership Brevard Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient, Gina Kaiser (Leadership Brevard Class of 2005), FLORIDA TODAY Communications.    
        Thursday, May 11, 2017    
        5:30 - 8:00 p.m.    
        5:30 - 6:30 p.m. networking reception; program from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.    
        Eau Gallie Yacht Club    
        100 Datura Drive, Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937  SEE MAP    
        Registration required by Monday, May 8th    
        Complimentary for the Leadership Brevard Class of 2017    
Individual Ticket $35
Sponsor a Table (seats 10) $450
        Table sponsors receive 10 tickets, logo recognition on table, in the printed program, and on the LEAD Brevard website    
        Heavy hors d’oeuvres are complimentary and beverage tickets will be available for purchase (cash only)    
        Business attire    
        Proceeds from this event provide Leadership Brevard program scholarship funds.    
        Image credit: Clear Channel Outdoor    
        (Click image below to enlarge)    
        Thank you to the following table sponsors (as of May 4th):    
                     and Milo Zonka    
        Sponsorships are available.  Call LEAD Brevard for details:  321-632-8222    


        Now Accepting Leadership Action Project Proposals    
        Due: Friday, July 14, 2017    
        Members of the Leadership Brevard Class of 2017 Leadership Action Project Team: Children's Home Society    
        LEAD Brevard is seeking project proposals from Brevard County's non-profit 501 (c)(3) organizations and Brevard County's municipalities for consideration as a Leadership Action Project (LAP) for the 2018 Class of Leadership Brevard. Project proposals should be designed with the understanding that the Leadership Brevard class is comprised of talented and professionally accomplished individuals. We seek projects that are large enough in scope to utilize the skills of 8 - 12 team members, with different skills and experience and that will benefit an established 501 (c)(3) nonprofit agency or public sector organization.    

Please visit: http://www.leadbrevard.org/leadership-brevard/leadership-action-projects/ for LAP qualifying criteria and to complete a proposal application. Proposals are due to the LEAD Brevard office no later than 4:00 p.m., Friday July 14, 2017.


Completed proposals can be mailed to:

LEAD Brevard

123 Barton Blvd., Suite 101

Rockledge, FL 32955

Emailed to: KristenK@LEADBrevard.org or faxed to: 321-632-0207


        Class of 2017 Session Recap    

Thursday, April 20, 2017 marked the final session for the Leadership Brevard class of 2017 with a day titled “One World, One Community” held at the Exploration Tower at Port Canaveral.  


Kendall Moore (Leadership Miami), Moore & Baughan, PLC set the stage for the conversation in the morning with his Grassroots Leadership remarks and the challenge to identify one’s passion - defined as ‘that thing that keeps you up at night’ – “I really care about that’ and to commit one hour a month to doing something (that somebody is you!) about it, perhaps using the skill set you already possess. Kendall then facilitated a group of community leaders in a series of conversations about their diverse experiences and how they became engaged in the ‘community’ according to their passions. Those leaders included Bob Gabordi, Executive Editor, FLORIDA TODAY Communications; Bart Gaetjens (LB 2016), Area External Affairs Manager, Florida Power & Light Company; Karen Gregory (LB 2013), HRSS Consulting Group; Ken Stackpoole, Community Solutions, LLC and Pastor Jarvis Wash (LB 2016), The R.E.A.L. Church.

        Following a self-guided tour of the assets of Exploration Tower and the observation deck on the 7th floor, the class was treated to the “State of the Port” by the Port’s Amanda Brailsford-Urbina, Vice President of Human Resources, Canaveral Port Authority and Rodger Rees (LB 2014), Deputy Executive Director/Chief Financial Officer, Canaveral Port Authority. While showcasing why “A Great Place to Live is a Great Place to Visit,” Eric Garvey (LB 2016), Executive Director, Florida’s Space Coast Office of Tourism helped class members see how Brevard’s tourism industry is related to the activity at the port and how tourism is a global business for Brevard.    
        Canaveral Port Authority (pictures left to right): Rodger Rees (Leadership Brevard 2014), Tara Ruch (Leadership Brevard 2018), Brian Blanchard (Leadership Brevard 2016), Alberto Cabrera, Amanda Brailsford-Urbina, and Samantha Cornelius.    

Josh Field, (Leadership Brevard 2007) and Class Chairman 2017 led a wrap up for the group and closed the session with a video that features how we are all one community; here’s the link to the Danish television (3 minute) video:

        The after class April SO-SOCIAL and Leadership After Hours was held at Fishlips Waterfront Bar & Grill and was sponsored in part by: Brevard Public Schools, Debra Foley (Leadership Brevard 2017); Erica Lemp, Executive Director, weVENTURE; Rock Paper Simple, Joshua Adams (Leadership Brevard 2017); and Space Coast Association of REALTORS®, Lynn Jones (Leadership Brevard 2017).    

Members of the Leadership Brevard Class of 2017, alumni, LEAD Brevard board members, and friends celebrate after the final session of Leadership Brevard at April's So-Social and Leadership After Hours event.


        Thank you Health First for sponsoring the Leadership Brevard Class of 2017 mobile app    


        Share Your Story- "I AM LEAD BREVARD"    

Dear Leadership Brevard Alumni – Share your Story – “I AM LEAD BREVARD”

LEAD Brevard’s mission is working together to strengthen our community by inspiring people to lead.  To showcase the impact ‘YOU’, as a Leadership Brevard graduate, is making in our community, we’re gathering the stories of the connections and successes that you have; this quick 6 question survey (estimate 5 – 8 minutes to answer) begins the ‘data collection’ process of the stories that represent LEAD Brevard.  In aggregate, the information you share will be used to tell the community – “Here’s what we have accomplished.” 


CLICK HERE to share your story


        Update your Contact Information    

LEAD Brevard has exciting opportunities & special events planned for 2017 - 2018 – You’ll want to be informed and invited to attend! 
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123 Barton Blvd., Suite 101
Rockledge, FL 32955
Phone:  321-632-8222    Fax:  321-632-0207
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