2022 Catalyst team begins
New Community Catalyst Team Begins
KCCI welcomed and trained the new volunteer 2022 Community Catalyst Class Feb. 2-3. At the training conference, they were inspired by 28 different thought leaders such as Tiffany Bowers, Emily Ely, Miron Richardson, Rodney Lewis, Ed Murray, Amanda Heidecker, Amanda Thompson, and Mat Tharpe. The Catalysts participated in design workshops and a downtown art walk featuring highlights from the 2021 Art Access Catalyst team’s accomplishments. They also enjoyed meeting a few Art of the Box artists.
Topics covered in the training presentations included the importance of quality of life, economic impact of art in Leon County, placemaking strategies, best practices from other communities such as Ocala and Maryland. They also heard from the Thomasville Center for the Arts, learned about the evolving local art culture scenes, received project management tips, and more.
The 2022 Community Catalysts include: Tiffany Baker, Donna Blanton, Vicki Bradley, Missy Briggs, Jordan Jacobs, Andrea Jones, John Lhotka, Caleb Martinez, Ericka Mckibbin, Gjergj Ndoja, Scott Shamp, Kristen Summers and Darby Tish.
Artists Dan Taylor and Robin Washington shared their perspective as local artists and talked with the team about their art that is showcased via the Art of the Box program. The team looks forward to bringing their project concept to life. The team’s goal is within a 1-year timeframe incorporate art and nature by establishing and implementing a plan to install permanent art exhibit(s).
Thank you to our location host sponsor Florida League of Cities.
Since 2007 KCCI has been making positive change in the Tallahassee community. KCCI brings together a diverse group of Community Catalysts who implement sense of place projects that help retain, attract and harness talent, increase entrepreneurship and enhance Tallahassee’s economic mobility within a 1-year timeframe. To date, KCCI has led more than 30 projects that have generated nearly $1 billion in economic impact and 250+ Community Catalysts have volunteered their time to help create a sense of place while engaging the creative class.
KCCI is a non-profit program of To The Village Square, and this year’s Community Catalyst class is made possible through support from Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, VyStar Credit Union, Taproot, Florida A & M University, Florida State University College of Business, NAI TALCOR, Architects Lewis + Whitlock, Structure Real Estate, BowStern Marketing, Serena and Jon Moyle, Nolia and Bill Brandt, Drs. Chaney, Couch, Callaway, Carter and Associates Family Dentistry, and Charlie Johnson.