General Information/Eligibility

Eligibility & Application Process

Participation is open to anyone living or working in the Greater Pensacola Area. Following the close of nominations, all nominees will receive an electronic application via email. Applications consist of demographic information, community involvement, leadership experience, potential for involvement and many questions relating to the nominees insight on the Greater Pensacola Area and leadership characteristics. All applications are due at the end of March annually and must be submitted with a $35 application fee and a supervisor’s signature.


Nominations are accepted annually during the month of February. All nominations are submitted online. Nominations may be submitted by: Leadership Pensacola Alumni, community members and potential class members.

Selection Criteria

The purpose of the Leadership Pensacola selection process is to choose a class of 50 participants who are representatives of Northwest Florida.

The selection process seeks a cross-section of the community; men and women from different career, educational, political, social and cultural backgrounds. The selection committee, comprised of dedicated LeaP Alumni, focus on the content, quality and insight provided on each application.

Criteria for selection includes:

  • A history of involvement or a strong desire to become actively involved in the community.
  • A willingness to serve the Greater Pensacola community following graduation by assuming greater leadership responsibilities within civic, charitable and community organizations.
  • A desire to remain in the Greater Pensacola Region.
  • A commitment to program attendance and participation requirements.

Selection is based solely on an applicant’s merit from the information provided in the application.

For more information, contact Caitlin Okrzesik or call (850) 438-4081.

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