Date(s) - 04/22/2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Museum of Fine Arts
At a time when interactions between citizens and their government are either increasingly hostile or practically non-existent, it’s probably past time for a little matchmaking. Maybe you’ve never tried it yourself, but everyone’s heard of speed dating.
What is Speed Date Your Local Leaders?
It’s an opportunity for citizens to meet face to face with their government, business, not-for-profit and education leaders. The leaders will rotate from table to table every seven minutes, offering each group of participants an opportunity to ask questions or offer ideas that might never have prompted a phone call, email or public testimony.
SPC’s Policy Institute is dedicated to elevating civic engagement through public forums that offer in-depth exploration of today’s critical issues. The Speed Date format gives community members a new way to connect with community leaders in an informal setting. It’s free and we’re even treating participants to pizza and sodas.
Bridgette Bello, Publisher, Tampa Bay Business Journal
Dr. Marcie Biddleman, Executive Director, Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County
David Downing, Executive Director, Visit St. Petersburg-Clearwater
Kathryn Gillette, CEO, Bayfront Health St. Petersburg
Dr. Kevin Gordon, Provost, St. Petersburg College Downtown & Midtown Centers
Watson L. Haynes II, President & CEO, Pinellas County Urban League
Anthony Holloway, Chief of Police, City of St. Petersburg
Jeff Johnson, State Director, AARP Florida
Rick Kriseman, Mayor, City of St. Petersburg
Dr. Bill Law, President, St. Petersburg College
Dr. Kent Lydecker, Director, Museum of Fine Arts
Tim Nickens, Editor of Editorials, Tampa Bay Times
Chris Steinocher, President & CEO, St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Kanika Tomalin, Deputy Mayor, City of St. Petersburg
Ken Welch, Commissioner, Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners
Dr. Sophia Wisniewska, Chancellor, USF St. Petersburg
Presented with support from Museum of Fine Arts
*Complimentary Valet Parking and Museum Admission*
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Wednesday, Dec. 3rd, 2014