Leadership Florida Presents Keith James with the 2023 “But For Leadership Florida” Award
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CONTACT: Christine Lucas
June 23, 2022
LEADERSHIP FLORIDA PRESENTS MAYOR KEITH JAMES WITH THE 2023 “BUT FOR LEADERSHIP FLORIDA” AWARD
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Leadership Florida presented Keith James, mayor of the City of West Palm Beach, the 2023 “but for Leadership Florida” award at its Annual Meeting in Boca Raton this past weekend.
The “but for Leadership Florida” Award recognizes a Leadership Florida member who has used specific knowledge gained and/or relationships built through their Leadership Florida experiences to improve the lives of fellow Floridians and create "but for Leadership Florida" moments.
“We are so excited to recognize Mayor Keith James as this year’s ‘but for Leadership Florida’ award winner,” said Wendy Spencer, president and CEO of Leadership Florida. “His commitment to create a community of equity amongst its citizens serves as a shining example of what those in leadership positions can do to change the future for the better.”
A graduate of Leadership Florida’s Cornerstone Class 7 and Lifetime Member of the organization, James has the vision to create a “Community of Opportunity for All” whereby all citizens can achieve their dreams. In line with that vision and despite facing an insurmountable challenge, Mayor James has established goals to help address meeting the needs of citizens in his community through education, research and issuance of policy and funding recommendations. When faced with the decision of who would lead this important work, James leveraged his relationships with fellow Leadership Florida members—Michelle Diffenderfer and Patrick Franklin—to serve as task force co-chairs.
About Leadership Florida
For the past 41 years, Leadership Florida has engaged more than 3,500 leaders through a competitive application process who represent all sectors of Florida’s economy and reflect the diverse demographics of the state. Through experiential classes, these leaders renew their leadership skills and build their networks with the goal of addressing key issues facing the state of Florida. For more information, visit www.leadershipflorida.org. Leadership Florida is a federally registered trademark.