Our vision is to make St. Pete a diverse, vibrant city guided by principled progress and intentional inclusivity, where innovation, partnerships and ingenuity create opportunity for all.
Kenneth T. Welch is the Mayor of St. Petersburg. He is a third generation St. Pete resident, father of two daughters, a graduate of THE Lakewood High School, a fan of the SunRunner and a strong believer that if we keep our eye on Inclusive Progress - it will always lead the way. As Mayor, Ken is working to make St. Pete a city for everyone through his guiding Principals of Accountable Government and Pillars for Progress. You'll often hear him say...."We Are St. Pete!"
Mayor Welch stays in touch with the community. Please see below for different ways to connect with Ken.
Read the Latest Progress Reports
Mayor Welch's 'Pillars For Progress' are at the foundation of everything we do. See below for projects that tie directly to his pillars. To learn more about his vision, please click here.
- 2022 Annual Progress Report - an annual snapshot of progress made by City departments
- Harvard Kennedy School Report - an analysis done by Harvard Kennedy students on the state of affordable housing in St. Pete
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:
- Robert Gerdes, City Administrator
- Tom Greene, Assistant City Administrator
- James Corbett, City Development Administrator
- Amy Foster, Housing and Neighborhood Services Administrator
- Anthony Holloway, Police Department Chief
- Carl R. Lavender, Jr., Interim Chief Equity Officer
- Mike Jefferis, Community Enrichment Administrator
- Jackie Kovilaritch, Legal Department City Attorney
- James Large, Fire Rescue Department Chief
- Alizza Punzalan-Randle, Communications and Community Engagement Managing Director
- Claude Tankersley, Public Works Administrator
- Doyle Walsh, Chief of Staff