2020 Community Catalyst team begins training
KCCI welcomed and trained the new volunteer 2020 Community Catalyst Class from Jan. 28-29. At the training conference, 25 different business and governmental leaders such as Mayor John Dailey, Ed Murray and Kerri Post inspired the Catalysts. The Catalysts also went on an urban safari bike ride in the Cascades-FAMU Way area and a walking tour in the Market District.
Topics covered in the training presentations included the importance of quality of life, impact of bicycling in Leon County, placemaking strategies, community bicycle safety, changing local culture scenes, project management, and more.
The 2020 Catalyst Class includes: Theresa Bender, attorney; Bo Courtenay, retired U.S. Treasury Department Special Agent; Tarsha Davis, small business owner; Chris Edwards, MidSouth Bank; Bill Eichhoefer, Leon County Property Appraiser; Richard Fetchick, Office of Economic Vitality; Suzannah Grasel, Architects Lewis + Whitlock; Eric Katz, Marlin Engineering Inc.; Molly Lord, United Way of Big Bend; Patrick O’Bryant, Holland & Knight; Jamiron Richardson, Capital City Bank; Jessica Sorenson, Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel; and Callie Watson, DAG Architects. Congratulations to this group of leaders as they begin planning and designing a new community bicycle park.
Thank you to our KCCI speakers who made the training conference possible. Special appreciation goes to KCCI’s visionary sponsors and the following experts for making this 2020 class and training a success: Ed Murray, Kevin Graham, Kerri Post, Chris Petley, Laurie Cox, Mayor John Dailey, Tiffany Bowers, Devan Leavins, Abena Ojetayo, Chief Annette Brown, Ken Foster, Stefanie Hartsfield, Brady Irwin, DeWayne Carver, Julie Christesen, Leigh Davis, Elizabeth Emmanuel, Mat Tharpe, Melanie Weaver-Carr, Ben Pingree, Jeremy Floyd, Mike Campbell, Slaton Murray, and Rebekah Dorn.