Since its inception in 2007, KCCI has facilitated a dialogue within the
community through its volunteer-driven initiatives aimed at creating and
fostering greater economic prosperity in the Tallahassee region. Each
year, volunteers select three new initiatives that will enhance our city’s
economy and sense of place by making Tallahassee more attractive to the
young professional and creative populations.
KCCI continues to experience success and broad support for its efforts
from residents, community and business leaders and local officials. It’s
very encouraging to see that the public has joined in our mission to
create a more attractive and economically viable city. For example, over
the last couple of years, the City of Tallahassee identified one of its
priorities as “working with private and public interests and cultural
organizations to create a sense of place in distinct sectors of the
community,” – a conversation initiated by KCCI. Leon County continues to
focus on making Tallahassee a prosperous community by leading discussions
on making Leon County a more creative place to live and work while working
to recruit employers to help diversify our economy beyond higher education
and state government.
Additionally, the unique way KCCI brings together a diverse group of
engaged citizens who all share the desire to make Tallahassee a better
community has allowed potential and emerging leaders to blossom. Several
former leaders of KCCI catalyst initiatives have pursed or been elected to
public office, and many continue to give back by serving as leaders of
various community organizations and businesses.
KCCI’s volunteers are what make these projects flourish, so please do not
hesitate to get involved should one spark your interest and consider
applying to be a KCCI catalyst. Applications and information about our
projects can be found at www.kccitallahassee.com. Applications are due
Monday, September 10th at 5 p.m.
Thank you for your support of the Knight Creative Communities Institute.