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Left to right: Court Administrator Mike Bridenback*; Public Defender Julianne Holt; Temple Terrace Mayor Frank Chillura; Temple Terrace City Manager Gerald Seeber*; School Board member Cindy Stuart*; School Board Chair April Griffin; Commissioner Kevin Beckner (Chair); Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn (Vice Chair); Assistant State Attorney Karen Stanley*; Chief Judge Manny Menendez; Colonel Donna Lusczynski*; Plant City Assistant City Manager Bill McDaniel*; and Plant City Mayor Mary Thomas Mathis (*=Alternates).

Safe and Sound Hillsborough

RFQ for Safe and Sound Fiscal Agent Services
A Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Safe & Sound Hillsborough has been posted seeking a fiscal agent to guide the implementation of the strategic plan. Read the RFQ linked below to learn more, including the process for submitting. Please note: extended deadline is now March 23.

Request for Qualifications for Safe and Sound Hillsborough

What is Safe and Sound Hillsborough?
The Hillsborough County Community Violence Prevention Collaborative (VPC or Collaborative) was created in the summer of 2013 as an initiative to transform the way local policy makers address violence. This initiative shifts policy from a public safety to a public health model and aligns community and professional stakeholders to develop a comprehensive prevention and intervention approach.

The Collaborative featured a Leadership Council of local elected policymakers who established priorities:

  • Administrative Office of the Courts for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit
  • Children's Board of Hillsborough County
  • City of Plant City
  • City of Tampa
  • City of Temple Terrace
  • Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners
  • Hillsborough County Public Defender's Office
  • Hillsborough County Public Schools
  • Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office
  • State Attorney's Office for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit

It also included of numerous and diverse community stakeholders who worked on subcommittees that provided focus in key areas, including health care, education, community-based organizations, faith groups, and public safety/judiciary. The VPC retained expert consultants and a professional facilitator to help guide the process.

Through this initiative, a comprehensive strategic plan was developed, along with a branding of the implementation phase as Safe & Sound Hillsborough. The Leadership Council has been expanded to include subject matter experts.

2014-2015 Safe and Sound Strategic Plan

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BOCC approval, April 3, 2013, BOCC Mtg, Item B3

Monthly, Location to be determined.
Meeting Information

Member Position / Appointed By Dates of Service
Leadership Council
Kevin Beckner  Chair  
Robert Blount     
Bob Buckhorn    
Jane Castor     
Frank Chillura    
April Griffin    
Chakita Hargrove    
Steve Hegerty     
Julianne Holt  Vice Chair  
Dan Jurman     
Col. Donna Lusczynski    
Bill McDaniel    
Manuel Menendez, Jr.    
Walter Niles    
Karen Pesce, RN     
Kelley Parris     
Jamie Robe     
Gerald Seeber     
Michael Sinacore    
Cindy Stuart     
Communications Committee
J. D. Calloway    
Mark Cox    
Michael Dunn    
Ali Glisson    
Nicole Hanscom    
Steve Hegarty    
Annette Spina    
Jeff Stidman    
Community Based Organizations
David Braughton    
Michael Brown    
Dr. Carolyn Collins    
Darrell Daniels    
Ronald Govin    
Susan Johnson-Velez    
Margaret Laing    
Lance Lansrud    
Andrea Layne    
Major Montoute    
Mindy Murphy    
Kelley Parris    
Constance Rose    
Lee Williams    
Data Collection Committee
John Chaffin    
Jeff Eakins    
Mark Hudson    
Kelly Kelley    
Jamie Robe    
Sally Sanders    
Bob Sheehan    
Angie Smith    
Yvette Boatwright    
Karen Buckenheimer    
Dr. Martha Coulter    
Carol Dell    
Ron Gale    
Dr. Kathleen Heide    
Mark Hutek    
Charles Mendez    
Nanci Newton    
Dean Pietruszkiewicz    
MSgt. Laura Regan    
Dr. Larry Sykes    
Faith Community
Djamila Abdel-Jaleel    
Robert Blount    
Pastor Calvin Callins    
Pastor Ted Fielland    
Maj. Curtis Flowers    
Chakita Hargrove    
Antonio Hawkins    
Tonya S. Muhammad    
Rita Peters    
Maxine Woodside    
Health Care
Lorie Cura    
Judge Espinosa    
Dr. Bryanna Fox    
Frank Jones    
Karen Kerr    
Joan Montagno    
Jane Murphy    
Walter Niles    
Dr. Maria Russ    
Joe Rutherford    
Dr. Nicole Shiber    
Frank Strom    
Dr. Beth Weaver    
Dr. Jason Wilson    
Public Safety / Judiciary
Joan Boles    
Judge Campbell    
Douglas Covington    
David Friedberg    
Daniel Jurman    
Stephen Koch    
Marvin Knight    
Cpt. Tracy Mishler    
Cpt. Susan Pruet    
Patricia Waterman    
Cpt. Scott Wellinger    

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  • 09/12/2013 - Violence Prevention Collaboration Meeting

Contact Information
Ilene Chavez
Staff Liaison
813-327-8317 Ext. 402