KCCI is pleased to announce our 2013-2014 Community Catalyst Class! These 35 individuals were selected by our Advisory Board to come together and continue to make Tallahassee an amazing place to work, play and live! They will participate in our 3 day training workshop on October 8, 9 and 15. We look forward to sharing their Initiatives with you as they are developed.

Congratulations to each and every one of the following:

Dominick Ard’is

Melissa Baniak

Shaunna Boggs

Ebony Brown

Richard Cassedy

Wallisa Cobb

Carla DeLoach

Harrison DuBosar

Robin Dunn Bryant

Brandon Eisaman

Gareth Euridge

Amanda Fliger

Anthony Gaudio

Michelle Gomez

Donald Gray

yron Greene

Max Herrle

Cat Keen

Jacqueline Kornegay

Devan Leavins

Brett Leone

C.B. Lorch

James Marshall

John McNeil

Geo Miller

Rick Minor

Kirsten Nyman

Kyle Phelps

Robert Renzi

Paul Strickland

Tom Taylor

Amber Tynan

Rebekka Wade

Whitney Wells

Mark Winger

Full Report: Cultivate Cascades Park Report

KCCI stands for the Knight Creative Communities Institute. Following the successful pilot initiative that started Get Gaines Going, the Tallahassee Film Festival and Sustainable Tallahassee, the institute was created and funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in early 2009. It’s housed at the Center for Workforce Development at Tallahassee Community College and has two part-time staff.

Over the next 5 years, 30 community volunteers will be selected each year to serve as the KCCI community catalyst team. This diverse group of individuals will be  selected on the basis of age, gender, race, professional background, educational experience and their commitment to our community.

In the fall of each year, the catalyst team will select three to four new initiatives to work on over the next 12 months. These initiatives will be aimed at making Tallahassee a more attractive place to live for young professionals in hopes of retaining those talented graduates of Florida A&M University, Florida State University and Tallahassee Community College.

There are plenty of opportunities for you to have a role in one or more of the new initiatives.  Community volunteers will make these projects successful and we’d love for you to be part of our success!

KCCI: 2012-2013 Initiatives

  • Boca Chuba
  • ELLAvate - The Lake Ella Initiative
  • Spark TLH