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Four named to CBAC advisory committee

David Krakow

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St. Petersburg City Hall. Photo by Bill DeYoung.

St. Petersburg residents Brooks Wallington and Gloria Campbell are Mayor Ken Welch’s two appointees to the ad hoc committee of the Community Benefits Association Council, it was announced Thursday at the regular meeting of the St. Petersburg City Council.

The committee will advise the Rays/Hines development project.

They and council appointees Debbie Reeser and Karyn Mueller will join the four standing board members: Chair Gypsy Gallardo, Vice Chair Ruth Whitney, Jason Mathis and Bruce Nissen.

Wallington is the Chief Investment Strategist at Hughes & Wallington Investment Management. A member of the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce, he is also former Executive Committee chair for St. Pete Young Professionals, and current Executive Committee Vice-Chair for Public Policy.

Campbell is the President at Advantage Insurance Solutions of St. Petersburg. She received a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Management from the University of South Florida, according to her LinkedIn page.

The council chose member Deborah Figgs-Sanders to be that body’s representative on the committee.

The new appointees will go through orientation next week, and City Council will confirm the appointments via resolution Dec. 7. The CBAC will convene every Tuesday in January, beginning Jan. 5; the purpose of these meetings is to evaluate and offer feedback on the community benefits plan for the Historic Gas Plant redevelopment.

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    S. Rose Smith Hayes

    December 3, 2023at10:44 pm

    Did any of them live in the GasPlant area? or have relatives that lived there, or friends that lived there?? Just asking.

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    Velva Heraty

    November 30, 2023at10:50 pm

    Such good news! Will they be open and accessible?

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