Inside St. Pete

LSPAA and the Chamber join forces to give indidivuals an inside in


The St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce and Leadership St. Pete Alumni Association are excited to bring you Inside St. Pete! This new event is a one-day welcome to newcomers and long-time residents looking for a deeper discovery of St. Pete. On this multi-stop tour, you will get an exclusive "insider" view of our city's history, current events, and institutions, and hear from the community leaders who built it and continue to shape St. Pete's future.

Single Attendee: $450; Attendee + Spouse/Partner: $650


8am - 9am: Included breakfast at University of South Florida with a welcome introduction from:

  • Chris Steinocher, St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce
  • Mayor Ken Welch, City of St. Petersburg
  • Cassandra Smalley, Leadership St. Pete Alumni Association
  • Jason Jensen, Wannemacher Jensen

9am - 10am: Uncover St. Pete History with Rui Farias
Executive Director / St. Pete History Museum

10am - 11am: City 2050 Plan with Liz Abernathy

Director Of Planning and Development Services / City of St. Petersburg

11am - 12pm: Panel on Key Issues in St. Pete with Jay Miller President / J Square Developers, Whit Blanton President / Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association, and Jason Mathis CEO / St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership. Brandi Gabbard Council Chair / City of St. Pete to moderate

12pm: Star Trolley Tour Begins from USFSP

12:15pm: Maritime and Defense Technology Hub with Alison Barlow Executive Director / St. Pete Innovation District and Gina Driscoll City Council Member / City of St. Petersburg

1:15pm: Lunch at Tropicana Field Presentation re: Gas Plant District re-development with Brian Auld President / Tampa Bay Rays and Gwen Reese Non-Profit Organization Management Consultant and Contractor / Peaten Reese Peaten Consulting, Inc.

2:30pm: Depart Tropicana Field for Duncan McClellan Gallery Arts Panel Discussion with Liz Dimmitt CEO and Co-Founder / Fairgrounds Projects, Helen Murray Producing Artistic Director / American Stage, Duncan McClellan Artist and Gallery Owner / Duncan McClellan, and Celeste Davis Director of Arts, Culture and Tourism / City of St. Petersburg. Terry Marks CEO / St. Petersburg Arts Alliance to moderate

5pm: Ferg's Sports Bar - Business Culture and Social with Jason Jensen, Ryan Griffin Attorney / Johnson Pope Bokor Ruppel & Burns LLP, and Sandra Braham CEO / Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services. Moderated by Chris Steinocher

6:30pm: Depart Ferg's Sports Bar and return to USFSP

Reserve your spot today by visiting the registration page here.