about us

The Village Square:
Let’s Do Democracy.

A nervy bunch of liberals and conservatives who
believe that dialogue and disagreement make
for a good conversation, a good country
and a good time.

Contact:

Liz Joyner
Founder + CEO
(850) 264-8785
liz@villagesquare.us

Barby Moro
Chief Operating Officer
barby@villagesquare.us

Mailing address:

To the Village Square, Inc.
P.O. Box 10352
Tallahassee, FL 32302

(Official) Mission Statement: The Village Square is a non-partisan public educational forum on matters of local, state and national importance. We are dedicated to maintaining factual accuracy in civic and political debate by growing civil discourse on divisive issues, and recalling the history and principles at the foundation of our democracy.

What We Do (Unofficially): The Village Square believes in the power of dialogue and disagreement. We spearhead a variety of programming centered around civility and community-building (especially among political opposites). Locally, we work with a variety of community partners, offering more than 30 programs a year. Nationally, we assist other communities with their civility efforts and provide support as needed. Events and programs are created with the intent of building community, fostering dialogue, encouraging disagreement, and ultimately, increasing empathy.

Legal Organization: To the Village Square, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation incorporated in the State of Florida and organized under Chapter 617 of the laws of the State of Florida and Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to The Village Square are tax-deductible for income tax purposes. Dinner tickets are not deductible, however, as they are priced to reflect the entertainment value received.

Donations: Tax-deductible donations may be made by mail to the above address, or online by major credit card or through paypal by clicking here. You will receive an receipt for your records.

The Village Square is a non-partisan public educational forum on matters of local, state and national importance. We are dedicated to maintaining factual accuracy in civic and political debate by growing civil dialogue on divisive issues, and recalling the history and principles at the foundation of our democracy.

501(c)3 status documentation available here. State of Florida DR-14 documentation is available here.

A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE OR ONLINE AT WWW.800HELPFLA.COM. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.

To the Village Square, Inc.
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Registration # CH22844
Expiration Date: April 30, 2022

Board of Directors: Joining The Village Square Board of Directors are community leaders from across Tallahassee, both Democrats and Republicans, who believe that disagreement, dialogue, and discernment of fact are important to common sense problem solving. Our board represents a broad and bipartisan cross-section of community leaders – educators, business owners, elected leaders, religious and other non-profit leaders, as well as other professionals.

Click for list of members of our Board of Directors.

Political and legislative activity prohibited: To the Village Square will not participate in political or legislative advocacy to support or oppose any issue or candidate. While politics is a topic of conversation, the organization will serve a strictly educational role to the public, supporting a full and accurate hearing of the facts. While individual members of the Village Square may personally be involved in political activities, they are strictly prohibited from representing The Village Square in doing so.