Advocacy Committees

Housing, Land Use, & Development Committee (HLUD)

Chair: Jay Miller, J Square Realty & Development Corp.

Vice Chair: Jillian Bandes, Bandes Construction

The HLUD Committee focuses on the development issues facing St. Petersburg. Housing, Infrastructure, Zoning and Development are all key parts to ensuring St. Pete continues to “Grow Smarter” in the years to come.

Legislative Committee

Co-Chair: Josh Shulman, Sherpa Wealth Partners

Co-Chair: Jason Rodriguez, Baycare

The St. Petersburg Chamber’s legislative and policy priorities are developed by its Legislative Committee. The Legislative Agenda, which is published annually, articulates the underlying principles that shape Chamber public policy statements and determine our legislative priorities. The Legislative Committee meets as necessary.

​Click here to view the Chamber’s 2019 Legislative Priorities

Sustainability Committee

Chair: Anne Pollack, Fletcher & Fischer

Vice Chair: Brandon Johnson, Stantec

The Sustainability Committee’s mission is to advise, educate and promote to Chamber members and our community best methods and practices as they relate to prolonging natural environments, economic vitality, and healthy communities.

Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of every month at 4:00 PM in the St. Pete Chamber Raymond James Board Room

Transportation Committee

Chair: Kevin Hennessy; Lewis, Longman, Walker

Vice Chair: Brooks Wallington, Hughes and Wallington Wealth Management

The Transportation Committee is focused on both Regional Accessibility (Mass Transit and Interstates/Expressways) and Urban Mobility (micro-transit, Complete Streets, transit corridors). All Tampa Bay Area agencies and stakeholders are ex-officio members and give regular updates on their projects at the meetings.

Task Forces

In addition to our standing committees, the Chamber convenes Task Forces on specific topics when necessary. Current Task Forces include:

Downtown Waterfront Master Plan

Chair: Ross Preville, St. Pete Wealth Management Group at Raymond James

Noise Ordinance

Chair: Craig Taraszki; Johnson, Pope, Bokor, Ruppel & Burns, LLP