District 7: John Muhammad

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Contact

John.Muhammad@stpete.org | Legislative Aide: j.pritchett@stpete.org | 727-551-3304
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Biography

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Pinellas County Regional Director
Lead Community Organizer
Leadership Development and Training Facilitator.
Prior to becoming a full time Organizer, Bro John volunteered with Community Groups, Labor Unions and others while also working as a Customer Service Call Center Manager, Quality Control Manager, Project Manager, Business Development Representative and Sales Training Manager for almost two decades. 

Education and Awards

Learning Theories/Evaluation & Assessment Certificate | November 2017 | St. Petersburg College
Essentials of Instructional Design Certificate | October 2017 | St. Petersburg College
Grassroots Leadership Development Certificate | October 2011 | University of South Florida
Starting a Nonprofit Certificate | May 2011 | St. Petersburg College
Diploma | June 1998 | Boca Ciega High School
2020 Plan Pillar Award [2014]
Certified Community Systems Change Facilitator [2019]
City of St. Petersburg Sunshine Ambassador [2015]
Council of Neighborhood Associations (CONA) Leadership Class Graduate [2016]
Department of Juvenile Justice Citizen Academy Graduate [2017]
Dreamfaith Foundation Community Leadership (St. Pete Strong) Award [2016]
Neighborhood Association of the Year (nominee) [2021]
Neighborhood Association President of the Year (Honorable Mention) [2021]
Neighborhood of the Year - Civic Engagement [2012]
Pinellas County Citizens University Graduate [2018]
President Obama National Volunteer & Service Award Recipient [2013 & 2014]
Race To Safe Neighborhood Award [2020]
Second Annual Tampa Bay Area Community Leadership Award recipient [2016]
Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) Presidents Award [2014]
The Gathering of Women Volunteer, Advocacy & Community Award [2016]

Community

8 Kings Collective 
49th Street South Business Association
Alliance for Safety and Justice 
Childs Park Neighborhood Association (President)
City of St. Petersburg Urban Affairs Advisory Council
Community Development and Training Center, Inc 
Digital Inclusion St. Pete Initiative 
Grow Smarter Committee Member
Mayor Elect Rick Kriseman Transition Team (Neighborhood Affairs Committee)
New Deal for St. Pete Lead Organizer & Convener
One Community Grocery Co-Op (Founding Board Member)
Pinellas Opportunity Council (Board Member)
St. Pete Works! Marketing Committee Member
St. Petersburg Pier Working Group Member
St. Pete Stop The Violence Coalition Co-Founder
#InThisTogether Program (COVID -19 Response Support)

Personal

After graduating from the School of “Hard Knocks”, John Muhammad Malone, also known as Brother John, married his high school sweetheart and they have been together for almost 30 years; they have 3 daughters and four grandsons. 

Committee Assignments

  • Community Development Block Grant Committee
  • Co-Sponsored Events
  • Committee of the Whole
  • Health, Energy, Resiliency and Sustainability Committee
  • Housing, Land Use and Transportation Committee
  • Legislative Affairs and Intergovernmental Relations Committee (Alternate)
  • School Transportation Safety Committee-FP
  • South St. Pete Community Redevelopment Area Grant Review
  • St. Pete Housing Authority Liaison
  • Youth and Family Services Committee

Terms of Office

Elected in October 2022; term expires January 2, 2025

District 7 Map

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District 7 Neighborhoods

  • Central Oak Park
  • Childs Park
  • Disston Heights
  • Highland Oaks
  • Jordan Park
  • Lake Maggiore Shores
  • Live Oaks
  • Melrose Mercy
  • Palmetto Park
  • Perry Bayview
  • West Shore Village
  • Westminster Heights
  • Wildwood Heights

District 7 Precincts

  • 110
  • 111
  • 113
  • 114
  • 120
  • 203
  • 204
  • 205
  • 213
  • 217
  • 221
  • 224
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