The purpose of now annual Engage St. Pete is to introduce ambitious, civically interested, fresh-thinking professionals with the individuals and organizations that make things happen in St. Petersburg. The first Engage St. Pete last year drew 300+ activists, leaders, and influencers.
Organizers are expecting nearly double the attendance this year. RE/MAX Metro’s Bekah Rush is serving on this year’s planning committee. “When I first found out about this and met the people that pull this thing together, it was a no-brainer,” said Rush. “We’re getting a large group of today’s leaders and tomorrow’s leaders in the same room, to make connections and to talk about opportunities to help each other within our community – that’s fantastic.”
“This is exactly what RE/MAX Metro wants to be doing,” said Metro’s Marcus Martin, an original booster of the program. “We have such a cool and interesting comingling of perspectives and generations here – it’s part of our uniqueness – and this annual event embodies that vibe.”
WHY: To facilitate connections and action among professionals and community leaders
WHEN: Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg 33701
COST: Pre-registration $10, Register at EngageStPete.com; or $15 at the door
Among several business and community leaders serving as panelists, Metro’s David Vann is a panelist for the Development breakout session (attendees have the option of attending two of five 40-minute breakout sessions).
Vann’s varied background includes the spectrum of property buying, selling, and investment; as well as education in Engineering and Physics, and particularly extensive experience in project management and negotiation strategy. He’s lived in St. Pete for over a decade and is expected to speak about investing in St. Pete property, new developments/construction, business relocation, and what the latest housing boom means for the future of St. Petersburg and its residents.