Thursday, Councilmember Jim Kennedy laid out the recruitment plans for a new community based action group during the City Council meeting. Kennedy explained that this group seeks to make St. Petersburg a model city for equality, harmony and unity: “St. Pete Together.” St. Pete Together is described as an independent association, and is not part of city government.
Members are being recruited who live or work in the City of St. Petersburg and who are interested in participating in inclusive dialogue that promotes equality, harmony and unity. Just to emphasize the point that you need not be an official resident of St. Petersburg to join this group, membership is open to anyone who lives or works in St. Petersburg.
“Our key issue right now is to recruit as diverse and inclusive a group as is possible to ensure representation of everyone in our city,” explains Council Member Kennedy. “We seek to be the leading proactive voice to help maintain our community as a model of civility, understanding, social justice, diversity, equity and harmony. And, in cases where tensions may rise, we want to serve as the voice of reason and effective dialogue.”
An application for membership and a copy of the association’s Principles of Understanding can be found at the association’s website www.stpetetogether.org, or by calling Kewa Wright, administrative aide to Councilmember Kennedy at (727) 551-3306.