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2017 February

Mar 24, 2017

St Pete Pride Board of Directors Meeting

Meeting Minutes

February 21st, 2017

Metro Welcome Center – 2227 Central Ave / St. Petersburg, FL 33713

Board Members in Attendance: Nathan Bruemmer

Chrys Bundy

Laura Legarreta

Susan McGrath

Stanley Solomons

Eric Skains (Executive Director)

Board Members Absent: Jay Aller

Scion Provenzano

Agenda Item

Discussion and Action



  • Laura called the meeting to order at 7:35 p.m.


  • Darrel Gordon - Kenwood Neighborhood Association

  • Tracy Asalita - Queenshead

Approval of Minutes

  • Susan made a motion to approve. Stanley seconded.

Approved unanimously

Executive Director’s Report

  • Sponsorship Update

    • 90k sponsorship dollars confirmed

    • Two New – Quench and Enigma

  • Outstanding up to $50k in potential new sponsorships

  • Registration is now open

  • Pride Guide sales are open, $25k goal

  • Eric spoke at Downtown Business Association meeting, briefed on new advancements this year. Members were enthusiastic about hosting the parade.

  • Upcoming Pride Events to Attend - Event list passed around for various attendance commitments from board members

Discussion on the City Contract:

  • Eric gave a breakdown of various costs (in summary)

If both parade/festival held in GCD: $45k from City

If 1 event (parade or festival) in GCD: $35k from City

If neither parade or festival in GCD: $25k from City

  • Street festival will extend as far west as 31st street.

  • Obligation of “kickoff event” in GCD on Friday of Pride weekend if neither event is held in GCD.

  • Parade in DTSP to kick off at 6:30 p.m.

  • Nathan discussed the need for gender identity to be included in the city contract, specifically section 7.9

  • Inquiry needed to business interested in hosting live music / entertainment

  • Discussion of trolley/golf cart transportation during the street festival. Eric is still working on specific details.

  • Eric to compose a write-up for the website on a breakdown of costs.

  • Eric will reach out to the Mayor’s Office regarding version Section 7.9 of the contract.

  • Eric will reach out to businesses in the festival location to discuss potential for live music / entertainment

Treasurer’s Report

  • Total cash on hand: $35,254.63

Savings $15,896.24

Checking $19,358.39

Associate Board Report

  • No report

Committee Reports

  • Executive Committee

    • No report

  • Outreach Committee

    • No report

  • Finance Committee

    • No report

Old Business

  • Grand Marshall Selection – 6 individual and 3 organization nominees were chosen. .

    • Kori Stevens

    • Mike Smith

    • Ed Lally

    • Grant Drain

    • Candace Shultz

    • Milly Taylor

    • Crisis Center of Tampa Bay

    • Project No Labels

    • ACLU

New Business

  • World Pride discussion. Our bid for this would be due at the InterPride Conference in Indianapolis.(October 5-8). Vote is between St. Petersburg, FL and Copenhagen, Denmark. Susan made a motion to submit a formal proposal, Nathan seconded. The motion passed. .

  • Susan nominated Chrys to the permanent position of Secretary. Stanley seconded. Passed unanimously.


  • Meeting Adjourned 8:53 p.m.

  • Next meeting will be March 21st, 2017


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