Once a decade, the Charter Review Commission is convened to review St. Pete's governing document. The commission will begin meeting in January and will recommend proposed amendments for the November 2021 ballot. The Mayor and each City Councilmember appoint one member and Councilmember Foster appointed Meiko Seymour.
Meiko is a Historic Kenwood resident and the Executive Pastor at Pinellas Community Church. He has experience working in ministry, marketing, communications, consulting, and business strategies. Meiko is never unwilling to engage in discussions around equity and social justice and also works with the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg as a Race Equity Listener. Meiko currently serves as a member of the city's Public Arts Commission and also gained valuable leadership experience through his participation in Leadership St. Pete in 2019.
Meiko loves St. Petersburg and enjoys celebrating it through culture, community, and conversation. He is the owner and CEO of the St. Petian which plans to bring podcasts, a magazine, and a collaborative to the Burg.
Meiko is excited to serve on the Charter Review Commission and is committed to ensuring the sun shines on all St. Pete residents. You can click here to read the city's current charter and here to email your suggestions to the commission. Stay up to date on meetings by clicking here.