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OUR SEVENTH YEAR CELEBRATION & ANNUAL MEETING
       NOVEMBER 13, 2014


Sustainable Tallahassee’s Seventh Anniversary Celebration/Annual Meeting was held at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, as was last year’s celebration, and we have Bo Schmitz, the hotel’s manager to thank for the hotel’s generosity.  

In addition to the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, we have many others to thank for their support in 2014: Tom Montalbano and Mike Whitney of Carr, Riggs, & Ingram for pro bono accounting and bookkeeping services; April Salter of Salter & Mitchell for our office and conference room space at a discounted rate; and our 2014 Trash Dash sponsors.  


Sustainable Tallahassee has functioned as an all-volunteer organization for over three years, and we now have a paid part-time Executive Director as of October first.  Without committed supporters and volunteers over the past three years, we would not have been able to achieve the credibility and reputation our organization has earned. Thank you!

Anthony Gaudio, President, and Jim Davis, our new Executive Director, led the program which included: 

  • Recognition of outgoing Board Members Pam Hall, Akin Akinyemi, Jon Hinkle, and Mark Powell, for their service and commitment to Sustainable Tallahassee.
  • A special recognition of Stew Parsons who served as our Executive Director for the past 3 1/2 years on a strictly volunteer basis.
  • Committee Reports on the activities and focus of our various committees
  • Election of Board members for terms beginning January 1, 2015 (learn more about each of them HERE):

Ken Goldberg, continuing board member, for a 1 year term ending Dec 31, 2015
Rosa Morgan, continuing board member, for a 1 year term ending Dec 31, 2015
Mathew DeStefano, new board member, for a 1 year tern ending Dec 31, 2015
Tom Montalbano, continuing board member, for a 2 year term ending Dec 31, 2016
Tom Cordi, continuing board member, for a 2 year term ending Dec 31, 2016
Lorilee Medders, new board member, for a 2-year term ending Dec 31, 2016
Yvonne Gseteiger, new board member, for a 3-year term ending Dec 31, 2017
John Leeds, new board member, for a 3-year term ending Dec 31, 2017
Matt Kopka, new board member, for a 3-year term ending Dec 31, 2017
Fabio Vargas, new board member, for a 3-year term ending Dec 31, 2017
Carly Sinnadurai, new board member, for a 3-year term ending Dec 31, 2017
Ann Harvey, new board member, for a 3-year term ending Dec 31, 2017
Leighanne Boone, new board member, for a 3-year term ending Dec 31, 2017

2015 will be an exciting new year for Sustainable Tallahassee.  Our board of directors will have 21 positions, of which nine are new for 2015 – a passionate group of younger professionals who will bring fresh energy to Sustainable Tallahassee!

Sustainable Tallahassee’s Seventh Anniversary Celebration/Annual Meeting was held at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, as was last year’s celebration, and we have Bo Schmitz, the hotel’s manager to thank for the hotel’s generosity.  

In addition to the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, we have many others to thank for their support in 2014: Tom Montalbano and Mike Whitney of Carr, Riggs, & Ingram for pro bono accounting and bookkeeping services; April Salter of Salter & Mitchell for our office and conference room space at a discounted rate; and our 2014 Trash Dash sponsors.  

Our featured speaker was Eric Draper, Executive Director of Florida Audubon, on the subject of our Florida water resources and the vulnerability of our state to environmental damage from overpopulation, development, and lack of enlightenment and political support for the significance of our state in being a habitat for wildlife. His points were well made of the connection of land, water, animals, birds, and people.  

His message:  “Florida is a water state,”  and we should hold our officials accountable to respect that with every developmental decision that is made in this state."


Eric Draper


Anne Harvey, new board member, Charles Main, Star Metro,
& Jim Davis, new ST Executive Director


Pam Hall, ST board member, and Rosalyn Kilcollins



Carly Sinnadurai, Executive Director, The Sharing Tree &
Elizabeth Swiman, Director, FSU Sustainable Campus


 "Vanna Green" aka Rosa Morgan, tested our knowledge
and gave prizes


Abena Ojetayo, Director, FAMU Sustainability Institute
Will Sheftall, Extension Natural Resources Agent, Leon County


Recognizing our Trash Dash sponsors

           
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