Why Greater Gainesville – Sherry Houston

Sherry Houston Executive Director, Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Central Florida –––––––– Came to Greater Gainesville in June of 1987 –––––––– What is something you wish you knew befor...

Why Greater Gainesville – Star Bradbury

Star Bradbury Principal, Senior Community Strategies, LLC –––––––– Came to Gainesville in 1978 –––––––– What about Greater Gainesville stood out when comparing it to your other choices?  My fa...

Why Greater Gainesville – Natalya Bannister

Natalya Bannister Executive Director, PACE Center for Girls –––––––– Became a resident of Greater Gainesville in 2010 after graduating from UF –––––––– What about Greater Gainesville stood out wh...

Why Greater Gainesville – Barzella Papa

Barzella Papa President & CEO, Community Foundation of North Central Florida –––––––– Came to Greater Gainesville from the Washington, D.C. area in 1999 –––––––– What is something you wish yo...

Why Greater Gainesville – Marcia Conwell

Marcia Conwell President and CEO, Bread of the Mighty Food Bank –––––––– Came to Greater Gainesville in 1975 –––––––– What is your favorite local food?     I like the availability of all the f...

Why Greater Gainesville – Lauren Poe

Lauren Poe Mayor, City of Gainesville Gainesville’s comparative advantages to other communities of equal size and demographics are impressive. Our biggest advantage is the incredible talent coming out of ...

Why Greater Gainesville – Brinn Strange

Brinn Strange Owner, Barre Forte –––––––– Came to Greater Gainesville in January of 2015 –––––––– What about Greater Gainesville stood out when comparing it to your other options? As soon as w...

Why Greater Gainesville – John Barli

John Barli Regional Director, Catholic Charities –––––––– Came to Greater Gainesville in the fall of 1974 to attend UF. –––––––– What about Greater Gainesville stood out when comparing it to your...

Why Greater Gainesville – Deidra Dodd

Deidra Dodd Council Director, Girls on the Run of Alachua County –––––––– Came to Greater Gainesville as a child in 1983 –––––––– What is your favorite local food?     While there is so much g...

Why Greater Gainesville – Anthony Lyons

Anthony Lyons City Manager, City of Gainesville What if you arrive at a parking meter in downtown Gainesville and realize you have no change? Suppose you’ve forgotten your sunscreen while at Possum Creek ...