2023 Catalyst Class Begins
New Community Catalyst Team Begins
KCCI welcomed and trained the new volunteer 2023 Community Catalyst Class Jan. 25-26. At the training conference, they were inspired by 22 different thought leaders such as Ed Murray, Mat Cavell, Dan Taylor, Marie Armstrong, Abena Ojetayo, Greg Slay, David Anderson, Josh Schneider, Patrick O’Bryant, Gjergj Ndoja, Sarah Painter, Joey Arellano, Donna Blanton, Vicki Bradley, Caleb Martinez, Shannon Colavecchio Smith, Rebekah Dorn and many others. The Catalysts participated in informative sessions, design workshops and enjoyed lunches from new restaurants.
Topics covered in the training presentations included the importance of quality of life, the economic impact of art in Leon County, Safe Routes to Schools, placemaking strategies, the changing culture of Tallahassee, and tips for running efficient meetings. They also heard from Bloomberg Associates about the transformative power of asphalt art, ways to enhance roadway safety, and the impact of art in the community.
The 2023 Community Catalysts include: Susan Aarons, Alan Amidon, Quia Atkinson, Anna-Kay Hutchinson, Amina Kassem, Denise Kendust, Christina Lynch, Holly McPhail, David Powell, Fernando Senra-James, Lindsay Slautterback, and Tristan Williams.
2021 Catalysts Dan Taylor and Marie Moyle talked with the team about their experience as a KCCI Catalyst and 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 to expand upon Crosswalks to Classrooms by establishing and implementing a sustainable plan to expand the program using asphalt art.
Thank you to our location host sponsors Challenger Learning Center and 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.