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Leaders will have to harness new energy in Tampa

Leaders will have to harness new energy in Tampa

The surprising resignation last week of Port of Tampa director Richard Wainio adds to a series of big leadership changes.

Since 2010, Tampa International Airport, the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority, Tampa Bay and Company and the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corp. all have acquired new leaders.

Did I mention Tampa elected a new mayor in that time frame?

Therein lies the key. It will be up to Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Hillsborough County Commission Chairman Ken Hagan to help harness the new energy.

They will be key in merging fresh ideas with the area's existing power brokers. If successful, our long-touted potential can become real promise. …

Seen on a bumper sticker: I'm Adele's ex-boyfriend. You're welcome. …

Kudos to the City of Tampa's Ed Johnson and Tampa Housing Authority Executive Director Jerome Ryans, who helped get a $400,000 EPA brownfield grant that will revitalize a vacant property near the new Encore development. …

Oakland Raiders receiver and St. Petersburg native Louis Murphy holds a celebrity bowling event June 22 at Sunrise Lanes from 6-9 p.m. Call (727) 822-0443 for more information. …

Former Tampa City Council member Gwen Miller, former County Commissioner Jan Platt and the late Phyllis Busansky, who was a county commissioner and elections supervisor, will be enshrined in the Hillsborough County Women's Hall of Fame on Wednesday. The cool thing is we have so many worthy women. It'll be a long time before they run out of candidates.

My son Ethan's boastful walk across the stage at Armwood High's graduation last week showed incredible swagger, or was his imitation of George Jefferson. Either way, I'm proud.

That's all I'm saying.

Leaders will have to harness new energy in Tampa

Leaders will have to harness new energy in Tampa 06/10/12 [Last modified: Sunday, June 10, 2012 7:38pm]
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