Coastal Civic Masters


The program is designed to build a regional leadership coalition to promote the needs of Coastal Alabama, including Mobile and Baldwin counties, to provide leadership development for area leaders and to build community awareness for leaders of Coastal Alabama issues.


We are looking for Coastal Alabama business and community leaders who have participated in corporate or community leadership programs and who are interested in furthering their civic engagement, including supporting candidates for public office or with interest in running for public office at some point in the future.

The ideal candidate will be an up and coming leader in business and community leadership, who is interested in a possible future civic and/or elected leadership role. The goal will be for each class to have no more than 25 participants with half of the class being from Mobile and half from Baldwin counties.

Learn about our 2016 Class and 2017 Class.


  1. Promote Community Development with a Regional Focus
  2. Provide Leadership Development, Networking & Opportunities
  3. Develop Regional Recommendations for Coastal Alabama Partnership


September 26-27, 2019       Opening Retreat– Regionalism & Tourism

October 23, 2019                  Seminar – Seafood & Coastal Economics

November 20, 2019             Seminar – Infrastructure

January 22, 2020                 Seminar –Policy, Planning & Insurance

February 19, 2020               Seminar – Election Process & Civic Engagement

March 2020 (TBD)               Legislative Day & Reception (Montgomery)

April 15, 2020                       Graduation

Optional TBD                       Workshop – Running for Elected Office 101


To apply, complete the Coastal Civic Masters Application and submit to Stacy Wellborn at PO Box 881 Mobile, AL 36601 or via email to no later than September 1, 2019. Please contact Stacy if you have any questions about the program or application process.

You may also nominate a candidate by completing the Coastal Civic Masters Nomination Form and returning it by August 9, 2019.


The cost to participate in the program is $1750, which includes overnight accommodations for the opening retreat, meals and materials. A limited number of scholarships will be available on a first-come, as-needed basis.


Coastal Alabama Partnership’s strategies and initiatives are designed to address the common challenges and issues of Baldwin and Mobile counties through regional leadership and cooperation. Its mission is to bring together private sector leadership and convene stakeholders to affect progress, focus attention on issues of regional importance and, ultimately, help transform our region.Coastal Alabama Partnership makes it possible for individuals and entities to work together to achieve major initiatives that will help the region move forward, spurring smart growth while maintaining an enviable quality of life.