New chair of Forward Pinellas combines passion for St. Pete with a regional focus

November 24th, 2020
Margie Manning, St. Pete Catalyst

St. Petersburg City Council member Darden Rice has been elected the 2021 chair of Forward Pinellas, a countywide land use and transportation planning agency.

Rice will lead a 13-member board that could ultimately weigh in on key parts of StPete2050,  a community-generated vision for where the city is going and what it can become over the next 30 years.

When St. Petersburg shines, so does the rest of the Tampa Bay area, Rice said in an interview with the St. Pete Catalyst.

“I’m a regionalist at heart. I completely believe that what you do to help one area achieve a better connectedness to our transportation grid, the better it is for all of us,” Rice said. “As our smaller cities work on their own transportation projects, we’re also looking at the big picture at how all these connect together in a better way.”

Read the full story from St. Pete Catalyst HERE.