Life in Tallahassee in a Single Day
"About Town Forum" Has Three Stops This Month
October 24, 2013
City Commissioners Andrew Gillum and Gil Ziffer will take City Commissioners About Town to three different venues this month. On Wednesday, Oct. 30, the Commissioners aim to meet and interact with constituents from ages 6 to 90 as part of a continuing effort to take local government to the people.
Details for the three City Commissioners About Town events on October 30 are below.
Time: 9:15 to 10 a.m.
Site: Lillian Ruediger Elementary School
526 W. 10th Avenue
Contact: Sally Stephens, principal, and Kathy Chitty, second grade teacher, at 488-1074
Activity: City Commissioners will serve as guest readers, along with Jon Chitty of the Sales and Service Office with BB&T Bank, during the school's "Kickoff to Accelerated Reader (AR) Reading." They will share with second graders the message of "Read, Read, Read - Success in school and life."
Time: 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
Site: Florida State University – Union Building
75 N. Woodward Avenue
Contact: Stefano Cavallaro, director of Governmental Affairs for Student Government at FSU, 941-726-2756
Activity: City Commissioners will share personal stories of their progression to leadership and offer tips on developing leadership skills and community involvement during the 2013 Student Government Association Leadership Breakfast. This is unity event that SGA hosts to unify the student body and SGA. Various students from various organizations will attend.
Time: 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Site: Miracle Village Independent Living Inc.
1208 Birmingham Street
Contact: Delorise Rush and Katina Jackson at 222-0561
Activity: City Commissioners will be on hand to mingle and chat while serving residents their lunch, which is provided by Elder Care Services' Meals On Wheels. Miracle Village is a Department of Housing and Urban Development subsidized independent living complex for seniors 62 and older.
The City Commissioners About Town series developed out of the City's Innovation and Engagement Target Issue Committee, on which the two commissioners serve. The purpose of the monthly forums is to provide an opportunity for citizens to engage in city government and share suggestions they may have and are willing to help implement to make Tallahassee a great place to live and work. The conversation is free flowing and informal.
Michelle Bono, Assistant to the City Manager, 891-8200