TRAINING FLORIDA'S NEXT GENERATION OF BUSINESS & COMMUNITY LEADERS
Under the leadership of Governor Bob Martinez, participants in the Governor Bob and Mary Jane Martinez Citizenship Institute at Florida TaxWatch (Citizenship Institute) will learn firsthand from Florida’s most influential policy leaders and business executives about how state and local government policies impact their business and community, and how to make sure their voice is heard and respected.
The Citizenship Institute is an applied learning program that prepares participants to better understand how government actions affect their businesses.
Participants receive 3-4 days of intensive instruction from current or former agency heads, legislators, distinguished university professors, and other state and local officials, as well as Florida’s 40th Governor Bob Martinez.
By limiting the class size to 15- 20 of Florida’s up-and-coming business and community leaders, the Citizenship Institute is far more instructive and hands-on than traditional “leadership” programs.
By providing participants the unique opportunity
to discuss relevant policy issues with government
and political leaders that have extensive real-world experience, participants gain a better understanding of how to engage government officials and have their voices heard; how their tax dollars are appropriated and used by government; and how to navigate through the myriad licensing and permitting requirements and government regulations that can strangle businesses.