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Speed Date Your Local Leaders: Get in the Know

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Ever feel shut off from politics, the community, and those in charge? Well, the month of April featured Speed Date Your Local Leaders at the Fine Arts Museum in Downtown St. Petersburg.

Speed Date, a new and invigorating way to get “in the know” about local politics, played host to many local and state leaders. This included Rick Kriseman, mayor to the City of St. Pete; Ken Welch, Pinellas County Commissioner; and Bridgette Bello, Publisher at Tampa Bay Business Journal.

“We need to make sure we are engaged in our community,” said Dr. Kent Lydecker, Director of the Museum of Fine Arts. Speed Date Your Local Leaders offers an avenue of engagement never before seen.

“It is a great asset,” said David Roberts, a local visitor and supporter of the Speed Date. Roberts came to the Speed Date with his son and felt that meeting those who can affect the lives of many held importance.

To be sure, this amazing event went off without a hitch. The Museum of Fine Arts buzzed with talk as people from all over chatted about the day’s news, events, and what the future might hold. The artwork that hung upon the walls gave the whole evening a charming effect.

“The Museum of Fine Arts does a spectacular job at reaching out to impact the lives in our community,” said Dr. Bill Law, President of SPC.

If you are interested in the next Speed Date, the dates are updated on the event page for St. Petersburg found here:

We look forward to seeing you at the next Speed Date!

Dr. Law and Dr. Lydecker deliver the opening speeches to the speed date:

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For more by Fred Arnold, visit: A World By Design.

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