E-Mail Council Member Gerdes
Terms of Office:
Elected in Nov. 2011; re-elected in Nov. 2015.
Term expires January 2, 2020.
Past Chair of City Council
- Budget, Finance and Taxation Committee, Vice Chair
- Co-Sponsored Events Committee, Chair
- Housing Services Committee, Alternate
- Legislative Affairs and Intergovernmental Relations (LAIR)
- Public Services and Infrastructure Committee
- Social Services Allocation Committee
- Tourist Development Council
- Youth Services Committee
Partner - Keane, Reese, Vesely & Gerdes, P.A. 2004 - present.
Associate - Keane, Reese & Vesely, P.A. 2003.
Associate - Holland & Knight LLP 2000-2003.
E-Systems Inc. / Raytheon 1978 - 1997.
Northwest Youth Baseball, Inc. Coach, Manager, Director, Vice President and President. 1989-1997 and 2000-2010.
A Brighter Day of Pinellas County, Director and President. 2003-present.
St. Petersburg Bar Association, Executive Committee. 2009-present.
A Baseball Community: Tropicana Renovation Committee. 2009.
St. Jude Cathedral Parish, Chairman Capital Campaign Committee 2003; Member, Parish Council 2007-2010; Parish Council Chairman 2009-2010; Extraordinary Minister 2008-present.
Education & Awards:
St. Petersburg Catholic High School, Class of 1974.
Florida State University, B.S. Marketing, 1978.
St. Thomas University School of Law, J.D. (High Honors), 1999.
St. Petersburg Bar Association David L. Stout Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year, 2007.
Charlie has been married to his wife Louanne for more than 34 years, and they have four sons. He has been a parishioner at St. Jude Cathedral since 1964.