Next Meeting: Thur Oct 8; 1PM Refreshments, 1:30 Meeting
Our guest speaker will be April Griffin of the Hillsborough County School Board...
April Griffin was elected to the School Board (District 6 - countywide) in 2006, and reelected in 2010. Mrs. Griffin was elected School Board chair in 2013, after serving as vice chair in 2012. She is one of seven members responsible for making policy decisions and overseeing a total budget of $2.9 billion for the 8th largest school district in the nation, which is also the county's largest employer with more than 26,000 employees.
She represents the School Board on the Hillsborough County Council of Governments, Hillsborough Kids Healthcare Foundation, and Juvenile Justice Board, Circuit 13. She is a Tampa Chamber of Commerce Leadership Tampa alumna and a Rotary International, Temple Terrace chapter, member.
She has been a member of the PTA, a classroom volunteer, and active in her children's schools for many years. Prior to her full-time commitment to the school board, she was a successful business owner and longtime child and elder advocate. The Weekly Planet (now Creative Loafing) honored her with a "Best of The Bay" award for her humanitarian work with the medically needy. She is also a published author with her contribution to the book "Who's Schooling Who?"
Mrs. Griffin is a lifetime resident of Hillsborough County and educated in Hillsborough County. She has been married to Brian Griffin for 25 years and they are the proud parents of two sons educated in Hillsborough County public schools.
Our meetings occur at the South Shore Regional Library,15816 Beth Shields Way Ruskin. View map here.
All Democrats and like-minded individuals are welcome.
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You can pay at a meeting or mail your check, made out to the South Shore Democratic Club, to Ann Guiles, Treasurer, 2318 Glenoble Pl, Sun City Center Fl 33573
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