2022 - 2023 Palm Harbor Honorary Mayor Candidates

About Honorary Mayor

This is a FUN fund-raiser. Palm Harbor is not a city and there is no “real” Mayor! CANDIDATES MUST BE ADULT HUMANS AND A MEMBER IN GOOD STANDING OF THE PALM HARBOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.
Ambee Stephens - EmpowHERment Community Center

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Ambee
Stephens

Ambee Stephens is the Founder and CEO of EmpowHERment, a women’s community center committed to helping women rise through support services, support groups, and empowerment workshops. Stephens is passionate about the mission of EmpowHERment, “Wanting to be empowered and around like-minded women is reason enough.” Stephens hopes to build a relationship with women that will serve as raw, long-lasting relationships with transparency and resilience at the core. 

EmpowHERment Community Center
Dawn Scott - Random Acts of Flowers

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Dawn
Scott

Random Acts of Flowers (RAF) improves the emotional health and well-being of individuals in healthcare facilities by delivering recycled flowers, encouragement, and personal moments of kindness.  RAF has gifted 124,000+ Deliveries of Hope, 68,000+ Volunteer Hours, & Recycled 145,000+ Vases while executing their mission of compassion and care.

Random Acts of Flowers
John Alfe - Wounded Warrior Project

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John
Alfe

Running on behalf of Wounded Warrior Project:

Every warrior has a next mission. We know that the transition to civilian life is a journey. And for every warrior, family member, and caregiver, that journey looks different.

We are here for their first step, and each step that follows. Because we believe that every warrior should have a positive future to look forward to. There’s always another goal to achieve, another mission to discover. We are their partner in that mission.

Wounded Warrior Project
Kevin Schachter - Palm Harbor University

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Kevin
Schachter

Kevin is running on behalf of 2 nonprofits associated with Palm Harbor University High School:

The Career Academy of Business Administration & Management is a career/college preparatory program which provides students with the opportunity to learn practical business skills and earn industry certifications.

Future Business Leaders of America: Our mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.

Palm Harbor University
Melissa Menikheim - Children’s Cancer Center

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Melissa
Menikheim

Running on behalf of Children’s Cancer Center:

https://childrenscancercenter.org/

The Children’s Cancer Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving children and their families who are battling cancer or chronic blood disorders with the emotional, financial, and educational support necessary to cope with their life-threatening illness.

Children's Cancer Center
Logan Catt

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Logan
Catt

Running on behalf of Autism Speaks:

https://www.autismspeaks.org/

Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We do this through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.

Autism Speaks

Palm Harbor Honorary Mayor

Jenny Goad

Jenny Goad

2021-2022

About Honorary Mayor

This is a FUN fund-raiser. Palm Harbor is not a city and there is no “real” Mayor! CANDIDATES MUST BE ADULT HUMANS AND A MEMBER IN GOOD STANDING OF THE PALM HARBOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.

About the Cause

Jenny is Founder & Managing Director of Palm Harbor Cares and is Vice President of Crystal Beach Community Enrichment. Her biggest passion is to preserve and enrich our community through philanthropy and voluntarism. Jenny has a 7 year old son, James, a 5 year old son, Jackson, and has been married to her husband, John, for 13 years. Jenny has been a Junior League member for 11 years.

Palm Harbor Cares is a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit formed in the peak of the pandemic to get resources directly to the most needed charitable programs and projects in Pinellas County. Our 100+ Who Care program has given grants to FEAST Food Pantry, Clothes to Kids, Feeding the Fosters, GPH YMCA, and Eckerd Connects Raising Hope. Our Children Who Care program allows children to serve the community through our Senior Pen Pals program and drives for essentials such as food, clothing, and holiday toys.

How it Works

The Palm Harbor Chamber member who raises the most money for this fun fundraiser is the WINNER! Candidates ask contributors for $1 a vote. The candidate who collects the most votes (money) will be declared the Palm Harbor Chamber of Commerce Honorary Mayor at the annual dinner in October.
A contributor can vote a many times as he/she wishes. Some of the proceeds will help benefit charities designated by the candidates. We will announce the candidates by email and in e-news. You can vote directly to the chamber office, pay cash or credit card or . . .
The Honorary Palm Harbor Chamber of Commerce Mayor will ride in the holiday parade and also attend our Chamber Ribbon Cuttings. This fundraiser was begun in 1982!