Public Affairs Documents PLI of Polk April 2018 application

The Public Leadership Institute of Polk County Application deadline: Friday, March 16, 2018 Dear Business-minded Aspiring Political Leader: Thank you for applying to the Public Leadership Institute of Polk County, a nonpartisan program of BusinessVoice, the political arm of the Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce. The program’s mission is to educate Polk County business-minded leaders who are interested in learn- ing how to engage in the political process, including running for office, and advocate for the use of business principles to address public issues. Applicants from throughout Polk County are invited. There is no cost to apply and all participants will receive a full scholarship thanks to the support of our sponsors. Only a limited number of applicants will be selected to participate based on a competitive selection process. ________________________________________________________________________________ The program will include three classes to be held on April 6, April 20, May 4 and May 18 at Southeastern University from 8:30am - 4:30pm with a VIP reception following the final class. Attendance at the entire Leaders School is mandatory for acceptance into the program. _________________________________________________________________________________ By submitting the attached application, you understand that selection into the program does not guar- antee a future candidate endorsement or support from BusinessVoice, program sponsors or anyone affiliated with the program directly or indirectly. Please use as many pages as necessary to thoroughly answer the application questions and attach your bio/resume/cv and a directory-quality photo in .jpg or .gif format. SUBMIT ONLY ONE DOCUMENT. Applications must be returned in either MSWord® or pdf to cskeates@lakelandchamber.com. For more information, please contact Cory Skeates, President, Lakeland Area Chamber of Com- merce, (863) 688-8551. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, March 16, 2018