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Welcome KCCI Class of 2015

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Knight Creative Communities Institute (KCCI) selected a group of community volunteers, called “Community Catalysts,” to pursue and implement a wayfinding project set to improve connectivity in Florida’s capital city.

“During the next 12 months, this diverse group will combine their unique talents and backgrounds to create solutions that will enhance Tallahassee’s sense of place,” said Betsy Couch, executive director of KCCI.

Participants in the class of 2015 include: Alana Taylor, Paige Carter-Smith, Fran Conaway, Ashley Daniels, Rebekah Dorn, Brad Johnson, Stefanie Kiedrowski, Lucas Lindsey, Joseph Lowder, Christine Nieves, Marcus Rhodes, Rev. Robert Streater, Krishnan Viswanathan and Gayle Webb.

“Since 2007, our goal has been to attract and retain recent graduates, young professionals and the creative class,” said Mike Pate, KCCI consultant. “We strongly believe this group will help carry that legacy forward.”

Past classes of KCCI Community Catalysts have brought to life a diverse range of initiatives that have impacted Tallahassee in tangible ways including Getting Gaines Going, the Discovery playscape at Cascades Park, ELLAVate placemaking at Lake Ella, the Southside Sense of Place (Palmer Avenue streetscape) and many more. In 2013-2014, KCCI’s initiatives included Downtown Sense of Place, the Frenchtown Farmer’s Market and the upcoming Tallahassee Music Week that will take place April 2015.