Nominations for LeaP sought, deadline Mar. 3

The Pensacola Chamber Foundation is accepting nominations for the Leadership Pensacola (LeaP) Class of 2018 through Friday, Mar. 3. Self- nominations are accepted.

LeaP, a program of the Pensacola Chamber Foundation, aims to develop community-minded leaders during its 10-month-long program. LeaP is designed to help participants acquire an understanding of the issues facing the Pensacola area and to gain the leadership skills necessary to resolve them. Candidates sought come from a cross-section of the community – men and women from different political, career, educational, social and cultural backgrounds.

“Leadership Pensacola gives individuals the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and become future investors in our business community,” said Clay Ingram, President & CEO of the Greater Pensacola Chamber. “The curriculum is taught by LeaP volunteers and provides a variety of programs to ensure participants fully engage in what Pensacola has to offer.”

Individuals accepted into LeaP will participate in day-long retreats, educational seminars and a community project for which the class uses its resources and talents to enhance the Greater Pensacola region. The current class’ project is Look B4 You LeaP, a creative crosswalk project designed to promote Pensacola as a pedestrian-friendly community. The crosswalk art will feature popular local elements such as the Blue Angels, the beach, marine life, history and education. Last year’s class project was A Better Way to Give, an installation of uniquely painted parking meters in downtown Pensacola to improve the lives of the city’s homeless.

To learn how you can nominate a member of the Pensacola business community for the LeaP Class of 2018, visit For additional information about LeaP, contact Caitlin Okrzesik, Leadership Pensacola Program Specialist, at (850) 438-4081.