The Catalyst Role

Become a Catalyst


Building a stronger community starts with you.

What is a Community Catalyst? KCCI Community Catalysts are change agents. They make a volunteer commitment to educate, engage and enable fellow citizens to build a more authentic, sustainable and prosperous community. The application to be a 2020 KCCI Community Catalyst has closed. If you successfully applied, you would have received a confirmation email from Betsy Couch with further details. If  you have any questions, please contact Betsy Couch at 850-509-3767 or [email protected]


2020 Project: Bicycle Park

Cycling is a healthy activity for all ages and popular for Leon County residents and tourists. To help make the community safer and provide a safe place for people to learn to ride their bikes, the KCCI 2020 Community Catalyst team will create the first of its kind in the region – an educational Bicycle Park that takes the form of a small-scale sample streetscape, complete with realistic lane markings and possibly signage where riders of all ages can safely learn how to ride. Stationary bikes could also be incorporated to allow for safe exercise – and maybe tie in technology.

The team of volunteer Community Catalysts will ultimately be responsible for choosing the final form and location. The project could replace vacant, underutilized space or be situated near an existing bike trail or park.

A public space dedicated to activity creates several benefits like improved community health and safer riders. In addition, a diverse outdoor recreation system like this can improve Tallahassee’s economic vitality by providing a high quality of life for residents.

The opportunities are endless with this new, future community space for our region.