Democracy Begins With You

  Meet Pinellas County School Board Candidates


On August 23rd, we will elect a new slate of school board members.
Those who get 51% of the vote will be elected immediately.
If fewer than 51%, the candidate(s) will go to the general election in November. 

When:July 6, 2022,7:00 – 8:00 PM on Zoom School Board Members play a significant role in deciding how to best support our children and teachers. School Boards make policies that affect students, teachers, faculty, and the community at large. In addition, these positions often lay the ground work for candidates to run for higher office. This upcoming election highlights the importance of voting for those individuals who have the experience, qualifications and the values that reflect our own. 
On August 23rd, we will elect a new slate of school board members. Those who get 51% of the vote will be elected immediately. If fewer than 51%, the candidate(s) will go to the general election in November. 

To sign up: Click here
The Zoom link will be provided the day of the event. 

The Candidates: Keesha Benson (District 3) Website
Caprice Edmonds (District 7) Website
Brad DeCorte (District 2) WebsiteBrian Martin (District 6) Website
Carl Zimmermann (District 3) Website 

This event is Sponsored by: Pinellas Parents Advocating for Public Schools, Fired Up Pinellas, Pinellas County School Forum, Pinellas Safe Schools, Indivisible FL-13, Allendale UMC, Florida Freedom to Read Project, Pinellas Parents for Healthy Schools

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Congregational Meeting Notes Jan. 24, 2016

Congregational Meeting Notes Jan. 24, 2016
Lakewood United Church of Christ, St. Petersburg, FL

11:45 Call to Order – Mary Weber

Opening Prayer – Adrien Helm

Introduction of new advisors for 2016: Charlie Lewis, Dana Cosper, and Jim Andrews

Gratitude expressed to out-going Advisors: Earl Waters, Vita Uth, Bob Bell

Proposed 2016 Budget was presented by Bill Parsons

Q and A about the budget

Call for the vote on the budget – Claire Stiles

The vote was unanimous affirmation of the 2016 Budget

For the good of the church – Comments from Claire

Meeting closed with the singing of “Weave, Weave, Weave Us Together” led by Claire

Those present: Mary Weber (Sarah Weber), Bill Parsons, Kay Rencken, Dana Cosper (Jackson Cosper), Charlie Lewis, Mary Beth Lewis, Adrien Helm, Claire Stiles, Yoko Nagami, Preston Poe, Bob Bell, Yvonne Riesen, Don Ritchie, Ron Huff, Wilbur Reid, Genie Terrell, Gordon Terrell, Victoria Long, Fran Whitney, Mark Gibson, Colleen Coughenour, Lucille Ruga, JoAnne Reid, Jeff Wells, Patti Cooksey, Emily Bell, Kim Wells.

The budget is posted separately on the church website.