The Mayor has four primary areas of interest. Within each is a myriad of programs and initiatives he believes best serves the Tallahassee community.
Check out the Mid-Year Report (PDF) , showcasing the achievements of the last 6 months and providing a brief snapshot of the progress made on the priorities listed below.
Find out more about each of the Mayor's initiatives:
Family First Agenda
Through these initiatives, Mayor Gillum would like to build on the great work of the child-focused organizations in our community, to more boldly drive change and move our City toward a more nurturing and dynamic place for our children and families to grow strong.
The Opportunity Agenda
Through the Mayor's leadership, the City has taken the initiative to bring partners from all sectors of our community to work identify the most issue-ridden areas of the City, and put together a long-term plan for inducing some large scale impact. Addressing the major social issues that plague our community, such as crime, poverty, poor health and beyond is going to take a more comprehensive and targeted approach than we have seen done in Tallahassee.
Talent Lives Here (TLH)
These are Mayor Gillum's goals for capitalizing on the opportunities that Tallahassee has to positively impact our community’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and build a new economy.
Promoting a Culturally Vibrant Community
Mayor Gillum believes that investments in the social and cultural amenities of Tallahassee is vitally important for attracting young talent, recruiting new businesses, and also enriching the life of those that already call Tallahassee home.
Tallahassee Mayoral Fellowship Program
Mayor Gillum understands that it’s essential to invest first hand in our young aspiring public leaders. The Tallahassee Mayoral Fellowship Program offers a yearlong opportunity for exceptionally high performing graduate students to meaningfully engage with key areas of City government, and serve in invaluable front-line positions alongside top leaders of City Hall.
Operation Safe Neighborhoods (PDF)
In response to the issue of violent crime in Tallahassee, Mayor Gillum and City Leadership, alongside key community organizations, developed a set of community driven initiatives called Operation Safe Neighborhoods. This initiative seeks to increase police visibility, capacity, and response times; strengthen strategic partnerships and community programs/opportunities; and enhance community engagement and responses through a neighborhood watch program called Neighbors on the Block.