Wild Spaces Public Places Campaign Kickoff
Who: Four Co-chairs for the 2022 Wild Spaces - Public Places campaign will provide brief comments, and then be available for one-on-one interviews. They are:
- Becky Burleigh, former UF Soccer Coach
- Joy Glanzer, former City Commissioner – Newberry
- Eric Godet, CEO – Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce
- Tom Kay, Executive Director – Alachua Conservation Trust, Inc.
Current and former elected officials and people representing various interests will also attend and be available for interviews.
What: "Wild Spaces – Public Places" is a referendum on the November 8th ballot in Alachua County. It would raise funds for protecting water by conserving land, improving parks and recreation facilities, re-paving existing roads countywide, building or renovating public facilities such as fire stations, and funding affordable housing projects.
When: The press conference begins at 10am on Monday, September 19, 2022. Both outdoor and indoor locations are available.
Where: Hogtown Creek Headwaters Nature Park; 1500 NW 45th Avenue; Gainesville
Why: The format of this press event is to provide substantial background for coverage of the referendum campaign over the next six weeks. It is anticipated that numerous stories can be generated from the interviews and written information provided at the event. A quiet room is available for radio interviews, and there are visually appropriate backgrounds for photo and video.
How much: The existing Wild Spaces – Public Places program was passed for the second time in 2016, and is a ½ cent sales surtax. If this referendum passes, it will be replaced by a 1 cent sales surtax that will run for ten years, and could raise $49 million per year to be split by all the cities and the county for the next decade.
Four Incredible Co-Chairs Announce 2022 Campaign