Mayor's Office

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Since 1993, St. Petersburg has operated under the strong mayor form of government—a system that combines the strong political leadership of a mayor with an elected city council. The Mayor’s Office supports Mayor Rick Kriseman and Deputy Mayor Dr. Kanika Tomalin and serves to advance the Administration’s high-level initiatives. 

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Mayor's Cabinet

The Cabinet advises the Mayor on any subject he may require relating to the duties of each Cabinet member's respective position.
The Cabinet includes the following members:

Mayor's Office Staff

Kevin King, Chief of Policy & Public Engagement
Wayne Atherholt, Cultural Affairs Director
Jessica Eilerman, Small Business Liaison
David Flintom, Mayor's Action Center Director
Nikki Gaskin-Capehart, Urban Affairs Director
Benjamin J. Kirby, Communications Director
Leah McRae, Director of Education and Community Engagement
John Rodriguez, Government Affairs Director
Sharon Wright, Sustainability & Resiliency Director
Jim Nixon, Mayor's Office LGBT liaison
Lieutenant Markus Hughes, Police LGBT liaison
Veronika Slep, Executive Assistant to the Mayor
Acquandist Hamilton, Executive Assistant to the Deputy Mayor