The Catalyst Role

Become a Catalyst

Building a stronger community starts with you 

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 cycle to be a 2024 KCCI Community Catalyst opened September 21, 2023 and closes Thursday, October 26 at midnight.

2024 Project: Bicentennial Park 

The next class of KCCI Community Catalysts, in conjunction with the American Institute of Architects (AIA Tallahassee), will envision and design an interactive urban park that commemorates the 200th anniversary of Tallahassee’s founding and designation as the state capital.

The team of volunteer Catalysts will work together with the public, the Office of Mayor John Dailey and the City of Tallahassee to create the new park in the spirit of the bicentennial, honoring the Capital City’s history and celebrating its future.

The park’s proposed location is in downtown Tallahassee, where City Hall’s north side faces West Jefferson Street. Innovative, interactive design features and technology will engage downtown visitors and enrich the built environment and sense of place. The new park will also support the community’s vision for an 18-hour downtown by bringing more foot traffic to the city center.


Illustrated map showing proposed location of the 2024 project near the north side of City Hall.


Two hundred years since the city’s founding, Tallahassee and Leon County stand at the edge of a new century. Our shared history has shaped Tallahassee into the place it is today. Together, we can shape the city and community it will become. KCCI is proud to be part of this community of doers, dreamers and believers.

Applicants must reside in Leon County. To accomplish the project goals we meet weekly, in person. 

The 2024 Community Catalyst Class will be announced in December 2023. Once you successfully submit your application you will receive an automated confirmation e-mail. If you do not receive an email contact KCCI Executive Director Betsy Couch. 

Catalyst applicants do not need a background in any particular field, as this effort will require skills and experience across a range of professions, as well as diverse perspectives from all walks of life.

*Illustration by local artist Amina Kassem