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Imagine Tallahassee

Imagine Tallahassee is a grassroots public/private partnership financed with private funds and supported by County and City staff to conduct a visioning exercise under the guidance of a national consulting firm Wallace, Roberts, and Todd LLC (WRT). Local residents have demonstrated strong support and commitment in this process by offering to raise over $200,000 in order to secure the WRT consulting firm to guide the Steering Committee. WRT has had great success in undertaking similar efforts in communities such as Austin, TX; Albany, NY; and Biloxi MS.

The Leon County Sales Tax Committee has tentatively set aside up to 15% of the future infrastructure sales tax revenues (currently the Blueprint 2000 tax) for economic development. Once the visioning process is complete, Imagine Tallahassee will provide the Sales Tax Committee, and ultimately the County and City Commissions, a compass for future economic development investment in our community. Following the Imagine Tallahassee initiative, the Sales Tax Committee will determine its final recommendations as they relate to the allocation of funds toward economic development and infrastructure projects.

For additional information regarding Imagine Tallahassee, please visit:


  • Monday, October 21 at 5:30 p.m. - Steering Committee Meeting at Hotel Duval
  • Monday, October 28 at 5:30 p.m. - Steering Committee Meeting at Hotel Duval


  • Monday, November 4 at 5:30 p.m. - FAMU Grand Ballroom - Public Event
  • Tuesday, November 5 at 2:00 p.m.- Civic Center - Public Event
  • Monday, November 18 at 5:30 p.m. - Steering Committee Meeting at Hotel Duval
  • Wednesday, November 20 - Meetings in a box deadline
  • Monday, November 25 at 5:30 p.m. - Steering Committee Meeting at Hotel Duval


  • Monday, December 2 at 5:30 p.m. - Steering Committee Meeting at Hotel Duval
  • Thursday, December 5 at 9:30 a.m. - Briefing to Sales Tax Committee
  • Monday, December 9 at 5:30 p.m. - Steering Committee Meeting at Hotel Duval
  • Thursday, December 12 at 12:00 p.m. - Presentation to the Sales Tax Committee at the LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library

Steering Committee Introduction

The Imagine Tallahassee Steering Committee will serve as an invaluable source of information to the consultant team and will provide a sounding board for the analysis of issues, the development of implementation strategies, and the application of prioritization criteria for identified economic development efforts. The Steering Committee's membership will broadly represent all community interests as it engages citizens, businesses, institutions of higher education, and governmental partners in its strategic visioning process. This process will promote collaboration and focus its collective efforts to enhance our community’s competitiveness, attract, and retain talent, and foster sustainable job growth to ensure our community’s economic vitality.

The Steering Committee will be comprised of the following representatives or their designees:

  • Florida State University, Eric Barron
  • Florida A&M University, Larry Robinson
  • Tallahassee Community College, Jim Murdaugh
  • Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce, Sean Pittman
  • Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, Sue Dick
  • Capital City Chamber of Commerce, Charles Frazier
  • City of Tallahassee, Anita Favors-Thompson
  • Leon County, Vincent Long
  • Knight Creative Communities Institute, Mike Pate
  • Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, Warren Jones
  • Capital Regional Medical Center, Brian Cook
  • Leon County Schools, Barbara Wills 
  • Tallahassee Young Entrepreneurs Organization, Kim Rivers
  • Tallahassee/Leon County Council of Neighborhood Associations, Christic Henry
  • Timothy Edmond
  • Leon County Division of Tourism Development (aka Visit Tallahassee), Lee Daniel
  • Sales Tax Committee, Henree Martin
  • Sales Tax Committee, Curtis Richardson
  • Economic Development Council of Tallahassee/Leon County, Karen Moore
  • Workforce Plus, Jim McShane
  • Cultural Plan Update Committee, Kelly Dozier
  • Imagine Tallahassee, Kim Williams
  • Network of Entrepreneurs & Business Advocates, Ted Thomas
  • Tallahassee Ministerial Association, Stanley Walker
  • United Partners for Human Services, Meg Baldwin

Agenda & Minutes

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    If you have any questions or comments please contact Ken Morris
    Director, Office of Economic Development & Business Partnerships by phone
    at (850) 606-5300 or by email at