District 4: Lisset Hanewicz

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Meet Council Member Hanewicz


lisset.hanewicz@stpete.org  |  Legislative Aide: jayne.ohlman@stpete.org  |  727-893-7232



Attorney, former Assistant State Attorney in Pinellas County and former Assistant United States Attorney in the Middle District of Florida. Admitted to practice in Florida.

Education and Awards
University of Florida Levin College of Law, Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2004
Florida International University, Master of Business Administration, 2001
Florida International University, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, 1999

  • President, Crescent Lake Neighborhood Association 2016-2021
  • President of the Year Mayor’s Neighborhood Partnership Awards 2018
  • Pinellas County Schools Lunch Pals Program, 2018-present
  • Neighborhood of the Year, Mayor’s Neighborhood Partnership Awards 2020
  • Membership Chair, Council of Neighborhood Associations 2020
  • Diversity & Inclusion Chair, Council of Neighborhood Associations 2020
  • Chair, Shirley Proctor Puller Foundation, 2021–present
  • Tampa Bay Wave’s LatinTech Advisory Council, 2023-present

A Florida native born in Tampa and raised in Miami, Lisset returned to the Tampa Bay area in 2004. She and her husband, Wayne, have lived in the Crescent Lake Neighborhood in St. Petersburg since 2006. They love raising their young daughter in St. Petersburg. Their older daughter finished college and is enjoying the outdoors in Utah. They also have a dog and a cat at home. Lisset is the daughter of Cuban exiles who came to the United States during the Freedom Flights. She is fluent in Spanish.  A devoted advocate for the power of mentorship, Lisset has participated in the Pinellas County School’s Lunch Pals program since 2018.

Committee Assignments

  • Arts Advisory Committee 
  • Budget, Finance, and Taxation Committee
  • Committee of the Whole
  • Community Development Block Grant Committee (Consolidated Plan Ad Hoc Application Review Committee)
  • Economic and Workforce Development Committee (Alternate)
  • Legislative Affairs and Intergovernmental Relations Committee (Chair)
  • Public Services and Infrastructure Committee (Chair)
  • Tampa Bay Water Board of Directors (Vice-Chair)

Terms of Office

Elected to City Council in January 2022; term expires January 7, 2027

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District 4 Precincts

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