Academy of Citizen Engagement (ACE) is the vision of Founder Patrick Slevin who created a community of real estate development leaders, land-use executives, elected officials, and public affairs professionals looking for better practices to win community approval in the traditional and digital public squares.
Our exclusive membership of professional men and women are leaders in their fields who don’t settle for second best. They joined the Academy to effectively reduce and reverse the risks of Not-In-My-Backyard (NIMBY) conflicts with leading-edge integrated public affairs practices and citizens engagement strategies.
The Academy is driven by our motto the “ACE Way of Excellence” offering our confidential clientele the best in continued education, live webinars, online courses, one-on-one coaching, community forums sharing best practices and case studies, private workshops and seminars, workforce training, guest lecturers, as well as assessments and consultation.
Our elite society and programs are ever-growing and venturing into new levels of education and practice to stay ahead of the digital NIMBY world.
The Academy is driven by our simple motto: the “ACE Way of Excellence.”
We offer our members the best in continuing education; live webinars; online courses; one-on-one coaching; community forums for best practices and case studies; private workshops and seminars; workforce training; guest lecturers; and assessments and consultation.
We constantly venture into new levels of education and practice to stay ahead of the digital NIMBY world.
Patrick Slevin is a former Florida mayor, public affairs consultant, NIMBY speaker, university lecturer, coach, and Amazon Bestselling Author. For over 20 years, Patrick has offered his integrated public affairs services to C-Suite leaders representing corporate, agency, government, political, and not-for-profit organizations, earning a national reputation for turning NIMBY controversies into rapid project approvals.
Over the span of his 25-year career, Patrick Slevin has earned a national reputation for turning NIMBY controversies into rapid project approvals. He is a two-time winner of the prestigious Public Relations Society of America’s Silver Anvil Award of Excellence for Crisis & Issues Management. He has been featured in Influence Magazine as a “Great Communicator.” Campaigns & Elections Magazine recognized Slevin as one of the nation’s top political “Movers & Shakers.”
He is the founder of the Academy of Citizen Engagement and head of SL7 Consulting.