Leaders from Southwest Florida tackled the issue of “Elected Mayor” this morning at the most recent installment of SRQ Media Group’s SB2 series. Bradenton Mayor Wayne Poston boasted successes he experienced over 14 years bearing the mantle of mayor in The Friendly City, but former Sarasota Mayor Mollie Cardamone noted Sarasota accomplished great strides in tourism and economic development with a mayor that changed each year.
Del Borgsdorf, a former city manager in California, said you can change how to elect leaders without tossing professional management, while Main Street Connection President Peter Fanning called for change in the system. “There is an ache in people that we could be doing this better,” said Chris Gallagher, incoming chair for The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce. The transcript from the event this morning will be available for download from SRQMAG.COM/DigData early next week.
This next SB2 symposium on “Connecting the World: SRQ Airport and Port Manatee” takes place on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, from 11:30am-1pm at the IMG Academy Golf Club. Symposium tickets are $35/person and include a plated lunch. Thank you to our Sarasota series sponsor CS&L CPAs and Bradenton series sponsor IMG Academy. SB2 is produced by SRQ | Magazine.