Mayor Gillum Releases Statement in Response to Governor Scott's Syrian Refugee Position
Office of the Mayor - November 18, 2015
In response to Florida Governor Rick Scott's recent comments on Syrian refugees entering Florida, Tallahassee Mayor released the following statement.
"I believe strongly that we cannot turn our backs on the refugee community in their time of greatest need. The US vetting process for refugees is extremely rigorous, extensive, and comprehensive, and allows us to aid those that pose no threat to our country. Governor Scott's stance is driven by divisive politics. As Mayor, I pledge my continued support for providing the care and refuge needed by those escaping violence and persecution. My prayers are with the people of France, and the nations around the world who are facing this series of cowardly attacks. When we turn against each other as neighbors and global citizens, the terrorists win."
Mayor Gillum Denounces Action by Walton County Commission
Office of the Mayor - August 6, 2015
First, I would like to express my deepest respect and appreciation to the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce for their courageous step to relocate next summer's conference away from Walton County in response to their actions to raise the Confederate flag. There is no daylight between how I and the Chamber feel about the actions taken by the Walton County Commission. With their decision to conclude their contractual obligation until the flag is removed, the Chamber has strongly signaled that principles matter. Read More...
Summit on Children Moves Forward
Edan Schultz - WCTV - April 15, 2015
A plan to improve the lives of children will move forward this week. It stems from a summit convened by mayor Andrew Gillum last month. Friday, April 17, the mayor's office will name the members of four new committees charged with studying children's issues in Tallahassee. Read More...
Tallahassee Businesses Are Critical to Meeting Children's Needs
Byron Dobson - Tallahassee Democrat - March 27, 2015
The message emerging from the Mayor's Summit on Children was pretty simple: investing in improving the lives of Tallahassee's children - and parents - now, will pay big benefits later. Read More...
Mayor Gillum Stresses 'Leveling the Playing Field' in International Trade Discussion
TaMaryn Waters - Tallahassee Democrat - March 19, 2015
Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum stated his support for Congress to pass trade promotion legislation that would bolster international trade, resulting in major impacts for local businesses and innovations from universities. Read More...
Preparing Kids for Success
Kim Kelling-Engstrom - WFSU - February 18, 2015
Tallahassee's new mayor, Andrew Gillum, joins Kim Kelling Engstrom on the set to talk about his new initiatives to help prepare our community's kids for success. One of these being his Family First agenda, which would help provide support for families molding successful students. Watch the video...
Gillum: 'Ban the Box' helps people to pass first hurdle
Andrew Gillum, My View - Tallahassee Democrat - January 25, 2015
The Tallahassee City Commission has recently been discussing a policy known as "Ban the Box." This idea refers to the question on city job applications that asks whether potential employees have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor or a felony. Read More...
Mayor Gillum Returns From Washington
James Buechele - WCTV - January 23, 2015
Mr. Gillum goes to Washington. The Tallahassee mayor returned home today from the week-long trip. He started the week by attending Tuesday's State of the Union Address as a guest of congresswoman Gwen Graham. Read More...
Graham, Gillum: Obama's goals would have 'big impact' in Tallahassee
Sean Rossman - Tallahassee Democrat - January 21, 2015
U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum lauded President Obama's calls for expanding high-speed internet access, making community college more affordable and assisting working families following his State of the Union address Tuesday. Read More...
Gillum to be Graham's guest at State of the Union
Byron Dobson - Tallahassee Democrat - January 16, 2015
When freshman U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham attends Tuesday night's State of the Union address by President Barack Obama, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum will be there as her guest. Read More...
Mayor Gillum promises to move quickly on children's issues
Byron Dobson - Tallahassee Democrat - December 2, 2014
With dusk settling as parents gathered with their children, family friendly Cascades Park seemed an appropriate place Monday night to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Whole Child Leon. Read More...