The Flagler Volusia Public Leadership Institute (FVPLI) is a free nonpartisan candidate-training program hosted by the Flagler County and Daytona Regional Chambers of Commerce. Led by industry expert and facilitator Mark Mills of Mills Strategic Communications, FVPLI is every other year to classes of aspiring candidates every two years to provide tools, education, insight and guidance to run for public office. This four-day program, funded by generous community and business sponsors, takes place each Fall in Palm Coast and Daytona Beach. Prospective candidates are asked to submit applications and some will be invited to participate. Any registered voter in Flagler or Volusia may apply, as long as they are not an elected incumbent or a candidate who has already declared or filed to run.
The curriculum focuses on the “nuts and bolts” of running for public office, including filing, choosing a campaign team, conducting “pre-campaign” assessments, voter targeting, developing a campaign plan, communications and fundraising. Drawing on the expertise of industry experts and elected officials, FVPLI helps prospective candidates navigate the challenging road to public service with greater confidence.
Thank you to the 2017 sponsors.
Please call Gretchen Smith at 386-206-0953 for details.