It started with an innocuous question. The Bright Community Trust Board, the staff, the CEO and consultants were discussing a plan to build 46 homes. One of the consultants asked whether 46 homes, despite being a a large project, would move the needle on affordable housing in Pinellas county? CEO Anthony Jones laughed and replied “that’s more like 12,000.” That question changed the conversation and ultimately the focus for the Trust.
After spending 20 years in IT, making the transition to race director was scary. Each day ran the emotional spectrum from moments of bliss to feelings of terror at the possibility of failure (apparently this is normal).