Mayor Gillum Meets with Faith Leaders for First Luncheon Since Election

Mayor Gillum Meets with Faith Leaders for First Luncheon Since Election
Posted at 5:24 PM, Nov 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-17 05:12:42-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Collaboration with community leaders can be a key ingredient to developing a strong community.

Mayor Andrew Gillum and faith leaders from around the capital city came together on Wednesday.

A luncheon was held at E3 Church on Capital Circle Northeast, the first one after the election.

Mayor Gillum opened up his remarks on the role the faith community plays in bringing people together and reassuring them.

"Across faiths, across racial economic demographics, there are some values I think we still share and hold very, very dear," said Gillum. "I think now we need a reminder of that for members of our community." 

Gillum discussed upcoming initiatives in the city, including an upcoming pitch night, where entrepreneurs can present their products and services to the public sector.

Once a quarter, the office of the mayor pulls together the faith community all throughout the city of Tallahassee.

"We really do value the relationship we have with our faith leaders and faith leaders network," said Gillum. "Regardless of what people have to say about separation of church and state of which I believe in the truth is so much information still flows through our community and faith houses." 

Pitch night will be held at The Gathering in Collegetown on Nov. 30 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.