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I love this job ... and I hope that it shows

In March, I was fortunate enough to earn your trust and was elected a Safety Harbor City Commissioner. Since the very next day, I've put everything I have into this, and I've never had a job I've loved more. 

I love hearing from you, whether it's on my Commissioner Scott Long Facebook page, or at Sunday's Market on Main, or when you stop to ask me a question when you see me and my wife, Laura, at one of our city's fantastic restaurants, bars or shops.

I love stopping in City Hall to talk with our amazing city staff, trying to better understand the challenges they face as we search for solutions to the issues you bring us. 

I love working alongside you at our city events and non-profit functions, whether it's painting houses, picking up trash, filling sandbags, reading to children at our fantastic library or simply raising money for causes we care about.

I love all of these things, because I love Safety Harbor.

Below are just a few of the ways I've served this city this past year.  On March 13, I'd be honored if you let me keep serving you and Safety Harbor.

Your neighbor,

Scott

City events/responsibilities

  • Served as city’s official voting representative at the annual Florida League of Cities annual conference
  • Appointed the city’s representative to the North Pinellas Cultural Alliance
  • Attended a Florida League of Cities symposium on medical marijuana
  • Spoke on city’s behalf at dedication of WEDU Reading Corner at Safety Harbor Public Library
  • Volunteered for Forward Pinellas’ walkability study
  • Interviewed on Bay News 9 about my frustration with CSX’s lack of response to residents wanting dangerous railroads fixed
  • Attended a Florida League of Cities' webinar on affordable housing
  • Attended a Forward Pinellas seminar on "missing middle" housing
  • Read to children during the Safety Harbor Public Library’s summer Storytime
  • Did a ride-along with a Community Policing Officer
  • Did a ride-along with a city sanitation truck
  • Appeared on Fox 13 to help promote the Folk ‘N Fruit Festival and Centennial Games
  • Participated in Centennial Games and helped tear down for Folk ‘N Fruit Festival
  • Attended Safety Harbor Historical Society centennial marker unveiling
  • Attended Safety Harbor Citizens Advisory Board Appreciation celebration
  • Attended Bill Cropsey Safety Harbor Citizens Academy graduation
  • Dressed as a carrot to visit city employees and pass out Halloween candy to kids on Main Street
  • Dressed as an elf to help promote Holiday in the Harbor
  • Submitted a letter encouraging positivity to the 2067 city time capsule

Hurricane Irma preparation and aftermath

  • Spent two days helping residents fill sandbags
  • Visited city’s Emergency Operations Center before and after the storm
  • Walked neighborhoods the morning after the storm to check on residents
  • Organized a post-storm cleanup of North City Park
  • Hand-wrote 107 thank-you notes to our city’s firefighters, Public Works employees and Parks & Recreation employees who assisted with storm cleanup

Community events

  • Encouraged citizens to share ideas on what they will do to help race relations, an initiative that was featured on WTSP and in Safety Harbor Connect and the Tampa Bay Times
  • Participated in Team Up to Clean Up event to clean up 9th Avenue along railroad tracks
  • Participated in Safety Harbor Holiday Bike Roll
  • Attended Safety Harbor Inspired Planners’ Bike Scavenger Hunt
  • Attended VFW Post’s Memorial Day ceremony
  • Attended Habitat for Humanity dedication for the Neris family’s new home
  • Attended Habitat for Humanity dedication for the Perry family's new home
  • Attended NextDoor.Com community potluck for Safety Harbor residents
  • Attended Walk Kids to School Day
  • Attended Safety Harbor’s National Coffee with a Cop event
  • Attended Kiwanis Arts and Crafts Show
  • Dressed as a soda jerk to help serve ice cream at Safety Harbor’s Market on Main
  • Dressed as a ball for Noon Year’s Eve celebration for kids at Safety Harbor’s Market on Main
  • Marched in Safety Harbor Fourth of July Parade
  • Marched in Safety Harbor Holiday Parade
  • Marched in Briar Creek St. Patrick’s Day Parade
  • Attended several Third Fridays

Charitable endeavors

  • Created Melons for Moolah watermelon-eating contest fundraiser, which raised $8,000 for nine local non-profit organizations
  • Diamond sponsor of SunSplash fundraiser for Whispering Souls African-American Cemetery
  • Table sponsor of Safety Harbor Chamber of Commerce’s Taste of Safety Harbor
  • Volunteered for Bands and Beer on the Bay fundraiser for Mattie Williams Neighborhood Family Center and Kiwanis
  • Donated to and attended Mayors Breakfast fundraiser for Mattie Williams Neighborhood Family Center
  • Donated to and attended Denim, Dice and Disco fundraiser for Safety Harbor Public Library
  • Donated to and attended Frankenstein Frenzy Masquerade Ball fundraiser for Rotary Club
  • Donated to and attended Pinellas Opportunity Council fundraiser
  • Donated to fundraiser for Chi-Chi Rodriguez Foundation
  • Sponsored a child for the Safety Harbor Super Summer Camp
  • Dressed as a hot dog for the Safety Harbor Centennial Pub Crawl to benefit Embracing Life Through Love and The Harbor Dish

Chamber events

  • Purchased brick to support the Chamber
  • Dressed in lederhosen to volunteer for the Chamber’s Oktoberfest
  • Attended ribbon-cutting for Brookdale Assisted Living Facility
  • Attended ribbon-cutting for Pizza Cones
  • Attended ribbon-cutting for Seersucker Sassy Boutique
  • Attended ribbon-cutting for Key West on Main
  • Attended ribbon-cutting for doTerra Essential Oils
  • Attended ribbon-cutting for Acqua Alta
  • Attended ribbon-cutting for Marketing Posse
  • Attended Chamber’s Volunteer Appreciation Reception
  • Attended several Chamber lunches and other events

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