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All Tallahassee, All the Time
Let's Do Democracy.
(Booyah.)

 

2017-18 OUR TOWN SERIES
OUR TOWN TALLAHASSEE:
ALL LOCAL, ALL THE TIME

In a time when too many town hall meetings make national news with fistfights (egged on by professional polarizers who make big money – or win elections – if we can’t stand each other), we think it’s past time that neighbors get reacquainted, break a little bread together now and then, remembering how being neighbors used to work. Lost in all the focus on the highly divisive national slugfest are the issues that affect us locally, personally, everyday. And if we’re not showing up to help make the decisions important in our hometown, who will? We like the idea that we can show all those hoity-toity Washington DC types how it’s done. And since we’re supposed to be a government of the people, by the people and for the people, maybe this is just as it should be.

SquareCast Episode 16 | October 2020
COVID in Tallahassee:
A politics-free status report
We say at least do pandemics

With COVID rates rising in Tallahassee, we’ll have Tallahassee Memorial Hospital CEO Mark O’Bryant back with us again for a follow-up conversation with former Tallahassee Democrat Publisher Skip Foster about where we are in this crisis now as a community.

SquareCast Episode 14 | October 2020

At our Constitutional Amendments “101” program, we gather with experts to discuss the pros and cons of the amendments that will appear on Florida ballots in November.

Squarecast Episode 7 | July 2020
Equality in Life.
A series of conversations about racial equality in our hometown

The final program in our series “Equality in Life: The Role of Government,” is facilitated by Lila Jaber, President of the Jaber Group and Founder of the Florida’s Women in Energy Leadership Forum.

Squarecast Episode 6 | July 2020

Part 2 in our series focuses on “Equality in Life: Business and Growth,” facilitated by Heidi Otway, President of SalterMitchell PR.

Squarecast Episode 4 | June 2020
COVID in Tallahassee:
A politics-free status report
We say at least do pandemics

If you are looking for deep insight into how COVID is affecting our community — free of politics and hysteria — you’ll want to join Tallahassee Memorial Hospital CEO Mark O’Bryant and Pulmonary & Critical Care Specialist Dr. Carlos Campo for a special conversation with former Tallahassee Democrat Publisher Skip Foster. O’Bryant and Campo have […]

Squarecast Episode 5 | June 2020
Equality in Life.
A series of conversations about racial equality in our hometown

As our beloved Tallahassee/Leon County community joins others around the nation in the important unfinished work to make the promise of equality a reality, constructive conversation helps to illuminate the path to progress and meaningful change. In that spirit, a group of community leaders share diverse perspectives about critical and relevant issues in a special series of Town Hall presentations.

Thursday, February 13 2020 | In partnership with Leon County
Created Equal: A conversation about
race + founding ideals + our hometown

If we’re going to live into the long-promised vision of our founders that “all men are created equal,” we’re probably going to have to get a little uncomfortable first. In partnership with Leon County.

Watch the 2020 Town Hall | WFSU Public Media, 1600 Red Barber Plaza
Tallahassee Town Hall:
American democracy in action

Our annual town hall pairs commissioners from the City of Tallahassee and Leon County to have a constructive (and neighborly) cross-governmental discussion about where we are, where we’re going and what the challenges ahead might be.

PAST EVENT MARCH 2018 | 5:30 to 7:30 PM | WFSU Public Media, 1600 Red Barber Plaza
Tallahassee Town Hall:
American democracy in action

Our annual town hall pairs commissioners from the City of Tallahassee and Leon County to have a constructive (and neighborly) cross-governmental discussion about where we are, where we’re going and what the challenges ahead might be.

SquareCast Episodes 12 & 13 | September 2020
Love and Hate, here at home.
Hate is a human condition. So is generosity.

Our polarization doesn’t exist in theory in far-off places – ultimately it’s a dysfunction that takes roots (and can grow) in who we are to each other right here where we live.

PAST EVENT | February 2017
Speed Date Your Local Leaders

Invented by a Jewish rabbi, now there’s Christian speed dating, graduate student speed dating, even speed dating for pet adoption and – for the truly noncommittal – online speed dating.

tallahassee democrat my view
Ode to the (very) American town hall

There’s nothing more quintessentially American than a town hall meeting. It’s how the business of American community has gotten done from just about the moment the first disaffected European foot hit ground in the New World.

past event | Town Hall 2017
Tallahassee Town Hall:
American democracy in action

Our annual town hall pairs commissioners from the City of Tallahassee and Leon County to have a constructive (and neighborly) cross-governmental discussion about where we are, where we’re going and what the challenges ahead might be.

Past event | January 2018 | In partnership with Leon County
Created Equal: A conversation about
race + founding ideals + our hometown

If we’re going to live into the long-promised vision of our founders that “all men are created equal,” we’re probably going to have to get a little uncomfortable first. In partnership with Leon County.

Past event feb 2018 | Watch WFSU production
Tallahassee Town Hall:
American democracy in action

Our annual town hall pairs commissioners from the City of Tallahassee and Leon County to have a constructive (and neighborly) cross-governmental discussion about where we are, where we’re going and what the challenges ahead might be.

Monday, May 6 | 6:00 PM | St. John's Episcopal Church
Club of Honest Citizens presents:
How do we grow from here?

In 20 years, what will your neighborhood, city, and county look like? Our decisions today will build a legacy. Let’s be intentional about what that legacy will be.

May 2018 | Fast forward
Tallahassee | @ St. John's Episcopal Church
Fast Forward Tallahassee:
What's new, cool, trending, hot.

We thought it would be fun to talk about the latest on big new things going on in Tallahassee…new businesses, new restaurants, new ideas, new technology and even what could be new if we made it happen.

your donations and volunteer
support can flatten our curve
Mask Donation Drive.
Help us get masks to those in need

With news that the Center for Disease Control is recommending that Americans wear masks to decrease the community spread of COVID-19, The Village Square wants to support local start-up efforts to make face masks — and provide them especially to medical personnel and essential personnel at high risk in the community.