NFBPA Executive Leadership Institute (ELI)

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THE EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE was established in 1987 as a program dedicated to grooming African American managers for the rigors of executive positions in public service organizations. Understanding the array of critical problems faced by cities, counties, and states – the need for talented, energetic, creative, resourceful, and capable executives from diverse backgrounds is increasingly present. ELI was established to sharpen the skills and capabilities of an elite core of managers and administrators who have already demonstrated superior achievement in their careers as assistant city managers, department heads, bureau/division chiefs, and the like. This program is one of the few training institutes in the United States that offers a curriculum mixed with both academic-based theory and practitioner-based experience through partnerships with universities and cities throughout the county. The ability to compare the impacts of urban development, transportation policy, economic development strategies and other public policies in a select group of cities over an eight-month period is unique to ELI participants. Candidates also have an exceptional opportunity to interface with elected and appointed administrators from across the country who grapple with diverse public policy decisions daily, citizens who live in these communities, and universities that study and analyze public management application and theory.


Aarica Coleman
Aarica Coleman
Housing and Redevelopment Authority Administrator
City of Bloomington
Bloomington, MN



 Almika Millage
Almika Millage
Program Manager
Bureau of Consumer Health
City of Houston
Houston, TX



 Anthea Seymour
Anthea Seymour
Economic Security Administration Administrator
Department of Human Services
Washington, DC




Jabari Hampton
Jabari Hampton
Vehicle Maintenance
King County Washington
Seattle, WA



Jason Trotter
Jason Trotter
Apartment Compliance Program
Houston Health Department
City of Houston
Houston, TX



LaNiece Blue
LaNiece Blue
Division Manager - South Region
Houston Health Department
City of Houston
Houston, TX



Lavon Williams
Lavon Williams
Deputy Director
Community and Family Services
Orange County, FL




Mark Monteiro
Mark Monteiro
Operations Manager
Department of Natural Resources and Park
King County, WA



Melissa Shelton
Melissa Shelton
Division Manager - Chief Planning Officer
Houston Health Department
City of Houston
Houston, TX




Rahmatu Mansaray
Rahmatu Mansaray
Deputy Assistant Director / Director of Nursing
Houston Health Department
City of Houston
Houston, TX



Simone Brooks
Simone Brooks
Assistant City Manager
City Manager's Office
City of Hillsboro, OR




Alysis Osborne
Alysis Osborne
Division Manager - Long Range Planning
Planning, Design & Development
City of Charlotte
Charlotte, NC



Tammara Jordan
Tammara Jordan
Administration Manager
Community Based Mobile Clinics
Houston Health Department
City of Houston
Houston, TX




Andrea Knowles Hill
Andrea Knowles Hill
Executive Director
Legislative Delegation
Broward County, FL



Terrance Jones
Terrance Jones
Neighborhood Services Manager
Neighborhood Services
Fort Worth, TX




Charlene McGee
Charlene McGee
Director
Multnomah County Health Department Chronic Disease Prevention
Public Health Division
Portland Multnomah County