About

Choose Tallahassee

How We Began

Choose Tallahassee was organized by a group of volunteers who felt that our wonderful community had much to offer – a mild climate, high quality of health care, affordable cost of living, countless learning opportunities, and abundant recreational offerings.

Our initiative quickly gained support from a large number of our community organizations and individual community leaders. 

The Choose Tallahassee Action Team (CTAT) is made up of a group of more than 60 local volunteers representing a large variety of local businesses, government entities and agencies with the same goal of promoting Tallahassee as one of the best places to live in Florida.

Mission

To enhance our region’s innovation and vitality by attracting and retaining a diverse population of young professionals, entrepreneurs, creative talent, retirees, and students.

Vision

To be a positive window to the world for Tallahassee and Leon County. 

Meet the Team

Gregg Patterson

Executive Director

Carson Thomason Executive Assistant Choose Tallahassee

Carson Thomason

Executive Assistant

Board Executive Committee

Debra Herman Headshot

Debra Herman

Chair
Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes (OLLI)

Candice Grause Headshot

Candice Grause

Chair Elect
Tallahassee Community College (TCC)

Chip Hartung Headshot

Chip Hartung

Secretary
Coldwell Banker

Myles Bradley Headshot

Myles Bradley

Treasurer & Finance Committee Chair
Capital City Bank

Ely Rosario Headshot

Ely Rosario

Community Outreach Chair
Jackson Properties

Choose Tallahassee Board Member, Hella Spellman

Hella Spellman

Governance & Nominations Chair
Tallahassee Senior Center

Thomas Asbury Headshot

Thomas Asbury

Fundraising & Grants Chair
Premier Fine Homes

Ken Boutwell

Ken Boutwell

Capital Health Plan/Vineyard Capital

Debra Herman Headshot

Debra Herman

Chair
Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes (OLLI)

Chip Hartung Headshot

Chip Hartung

Secretary
Coldwell Banker Hartung

Ely Rosario Headshot

Ely Rosario

Community Outreach Committee Chair
Jackson Properties

Thomas Asbury Headshot

Thomas Asbury

Fundraising Committee Chair
Premier Fine Homes

Candice Grause Headshot

Candice Grause

Chair Elect
Tallahassee Community College (TCC)

Myles Bradley Headshot

Myles Bradley

Treasurer & Finance Committee Chair
Capital City Bank

Choose Tallahassee Board Member, Hella Spellman

Hella Spellman

Nominating/Governance Committee Chair
Hella Home Solutions

Ken Boutwell

Planning Committee Chair
Capital Health Plan/Vineyard Capital

Board Members at Large

AK Thomas

City of Tallahassee

Christie Perkins

Coldwell Banker Realtor

Scott Higginbotham

Prime Meridian Bank

Andrew Starr

Tallahassee Healthcare

Virginia Glass

Coldwell Banker/Community Advocate - past Chair

Ron Cave

Leon County Sheriff’s Department

Marjorie Turnbull

Community Advocate

Michelle Bono

Bono Communications

Jennifer Naff

Tallahassee Senior Center Foundation

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Bill Lickson

Innovation Park

Finance Committee

Myles Bradley Headshot

Myles Bradley

Chair
Capital City Bank

Chip Hartung

Coldwell Banker

Scott Higginbotham

Prime Meridian

Fundraising Committee

Thomas Asbury Headshot

Thomas Asbury

Chair
Premier Fine Homes

Jennifer Naff

Tallahassee Senior Center Foundation

Ken Boutwell

Capital Health Plan/Vineyard Capital

Nigel Allen

Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare

Greg Patterson

IMS Business

Nominating/Governance Committee

Choose Tallahassee Board Member, Hella Spellman

Hella Spellman

Chair
Hella Home Solutions

Sue Dick

Tallahassee Area Chamber of Commerce

Myles Bradley

Capital City Bank

Marjorie Turnbull

Community Advocate

Andrew Starr

Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare

Virginia Glass

Community Volunteer / Coldwell Banker (Retired)

Community Outreach Committee

Ely Rosario Headshot

Ely Rosario

Chair
Jackson Properties

Christie Perkins

Coldwell Banker Realtor

Lauren Bailey

Capital Health Plan

Jennifer Naff

Tallahassee Senior Center

Michelle Bono

Bono Communications

Ron Cave

Leon County Sheriff's Department

AK Thomas

City of Tallahassee

Planning Committee

Ken Boutwell

Chair
Capital Health Plan/Vineyard Capital

Debra Herman

Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes (OLLI)

Chip Hartung

Coldwell Banker Hartung

Ely Rosario

Jackson Properties

Thomas Asbury

Premier Fine Homes

Candice Grause

Tallahassee Community College (TCC)

Myles Bradley

Capital City Bank

Hella Spellman

Hella Home Solutions

Ex Officio

Kerri Post

Visit Tallahassee

Sue Dick

Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce

Antonio Jefferson

Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce

Katrina Tuggerson

Capital City Chamber

Keith Bowers

Office of Economic Vitality

Tallahassee/Leon County Chamber Partners

Choose Tallahassee is made possible by support from our Chamber of Commerce business partners.