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Issues and Voices that Matter January 27, 2010

Annual “State of the Cities” Luncheon

State of the Citties Address City of Oviedo, Fl mayor, Mary Lou Andrews, and Winter Springs, Fl mayor, John F. Bush present their annual State of the City address and respond to follow-up questions from a luncheon audience of members of the Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce and members of the public. The event was recorded Thursday, January 21, 2010.

Key issues addressed by the mayors in their remarks include: budget reduction issues, joint economic development initiatives between the cities, progress on Seminole Way, Home Rule, and Oviedo’s charter review committee. In questions posed by chamber members, the mayors respond with answers about the “new” downtown Oviedo, incentives used to attract new businesses to each city, the scope of services under which Land Design Innovations, Inc. works and a lengthy exchange with members regarding the current status and future of the Oviedo Market Place Mall. Feature Length — 49:03


Photography courtesy of Charles Wells Photography.
Audio support courtesy of AV Creative Solutions.

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Key Participants

John F. Bush, Mayor, City of Winter Springs (city photo)
John F. Bush
Mary, City of Winter Springs, Fl

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Mary Lou Andrews, Mayor, City of Oviedo (city photo)
Mary Lou Andrews
Mayor, City of
Oviedo, Fl

biography/resume

Dr. E. Ann McGee, President, Seminole State College EVENT SPONSOR

Dr. E. Ann McGee
President, Seminole State College

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Additional Participants

Cynthia Sucher, Chamber Board President, and Associate Vice President for Community Relations at University of Central Florida
Cynthia Sucher
Chamber Board President, and Associate Vice President for Community Relations at University of Central Florida

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Paul Sladek, Event Moderator, and attorney, Cloninger & Files, Attorneys at Law
Paul Sladek
Event Moderator, and attorney, Cloninger & Files, Attorneys at Law

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Cory Skeates, Executive Director, Oviedo Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce
Cory Skeates
Executive Director, Oviedo Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce

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Karen Astringer, VP/Education Committee (OWSRCC) and President, Resilience Counseling Center, Inc.
Karen Astringer
VP/Education Committee (OWSRCC) and President, Resilience Counseling Center, Inc.

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James Berkoben -- student at Geneva Elementary School Student of the Month

James Berkoben
student at Geneva Elementary School

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Dr. Tina Erwin, Principal, Geneva Elementary School
Dr. Tina Erwin
Principal, Geneva Elementary School

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Relevant Documents and External Links on Subjects Addressed by the Mayors and Sponsor

Pictures

“Various Luncheon Pictures” Photo Credit – Charles Wells Photography

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Additional Event Information

This annual luncheon event was held at the Tuscawilla Country Club in Winter Springs. This year’s event was sponsored by Seminole State College and also featured remarks by college president, E. Ann McGee. An audience of more than 120 attended the function.

The event was hosted by chamber president, Cynthia Sucher, associate vice president for community relations at UCF; speaker’s moderator Paul Sladek, attorney, Cloninger & Files; and chamber executive director, Corydon Skeates.

At the conclusion of the mayor’s portion of the on-line presentation, SSC’s Dr. McGee comments the educational leadership role the college takes in Seminole County. And the chamber salutes the student of the month – James Berkoben of Geneva Elementary School and teacher of the month – Collen Quaid from Jackson Height Middle School. This segment is 14-minues in length.

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