Gladstone Future Leaders Academy

Mission Statement: To proactively reach out and educate Gladstone Citizens about city government plans and programs that are offered while allowing the voice of the citizen to be heard through open communications and suggestions. To support progress with action that identifies the future leaders of Gladstone by providing opportunity to lead through participation not only locally but on a regional level as well.

Overview: This program is designed to provide participants with an intimate view of the City of Gladstone and its operational components and service delivery mechanisms. Participants will have the opportunity to independently observe a City Council meeting and a Boards and Commissions meeting of their choice based on individual interest. Participants are encouraged to attend all of the sessions scheduled. However, it is understood that absences are at times unavoidable. Material will be available for any session missed. Sessions are interactive and participation is encouraged.

The next session will begin Thursday, February 22, 2018 and will meet for a total of five times from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. inside City Hall in the North & South conference rooms. The class will be completed and participants will be recognized by the Gladstone City Council on Monday, April 23th, 2018 during the regular City Council Meeting.

2018 Future Leaders Academy Schedule

Thurs. Feb. 22General Administration
Boards & Commissions
Economic Development
Community Development
Codes of Administration
Thurs. Mar. 08Public Safety – Police
Operations Overview
Public Safety – Fire/EMS
Operations Overview
Sat. Mar. 10Public Safety/Public Works Facilities Bus Tour
Public Safety – 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Lunch – 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Public Works – 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Thurs. Mar. 22Parks and Recreation – Community Center
Recreation Programs
Senior Programs
Community Center
Atkins-Johnson Farm & Museum
Thurs. Apr. 12Finance
Municipal Budget
Budget Exercise
Vision for the Future
City Manager Discussion
Mon. Apr. 23Graduation/Council Recognition

If you have any questions and/or want to participate in the Leadership Academy please contact Austin Greer at

Future Leaders Application

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