District 2: Brandi Gabbard

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Meet Council vice chair Gabbard

Contact

brandi.gabbard@stpete.org  |  Legislative Aide: kimberly.amos@stpete.org  |  727-893-4096
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Biography

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Real Estate Broker Associate and Team Leader at Smith and Associates Real Estate, licensed since 2005. Previously served for over a decade in leadership with the state, local and national real estate associations. Most notably, she was Chairman of the Board of the Pinellas Realtor® Organization in 2014 and was awarded Realtor® of the Year in 2015. A tireless advocate for homeownership and small business, her work led her to testify before the Governor of Florida and his cabinet in 2013 regarding the effects of flood insurance affordability and accessibility in our communities.

Education and Awards
Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN 1994-1999 - Theater Major, Japanese and Humanities Minor
Bob Hogue School of Real Estate, St Petersburg FL 2004, 2008
Real Estate Broker License 2008
Real Estate Sales Associate License 2004
Realtor of the Year, Pinellas Realtor Organization 2015
Mary Smith Conover Award for Community Service, Smith and Associates 2016
Distinguished Service Award, Pinellas Realtor Organization 2009 and 2016

Community

Task Force Member, City of St. Petersburg, Program for Public Information on Flood Insurance; Task Force Member, Public Policy and Transportation, St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce; Director and Chair of  Insurance Committee, National Association of Realtors®; Chairman of the Board of Directors, Pinellas Realtor® Organization, 2014; Director, Florida Realtors®, since 2009; Volunteer, Pinellas Opportunity Council; and Vice President, Barcley Estates Homeowners Association.

Personal

Originally from Indiana, Brandi and her husband Keith moved to St Petersburg in 2003. Property owners here in the city since 2004, they now raise their son in the Barcley Estates Neighborhood of NE St Pete.

Committee Assignments

  • Affordable Housing Advisory Committee
  • Community Development Block Grant Committee
  • Forward Pinellas - Legislative Committee (Chair)
  • Forward Pinellas - Waterborne Transportation Committee
  • Health, Energy, Resiliency and Sustainability Committee
  • Housing, Land Use and Transportation Committee (Chair)
  • Legislative Affairs and Intergovernmental Relations Committee (Chair)
  • Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council (Chair)

Terms of Office

Elected to City Council in November 2017; re-elected November 2021; term expires January 8, 2026
2022 Vice Chair of City Council

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