CONA Committees (2023)

CONA Committees - Standing:

Audit: Provides for an independent review of CONA’s financial records.
Contact - Chair: Carolyn Ganley (

Codes: Works with neighborhoods and local government organizations to insure effective compliance with municipal ordinances.
Contact - Chair: Anna Broshears (

Land Development & Historic Resources: Advises on Land Use Regulation, and monitors the city’s preservation of historic resources.
Contact - Chair: Judy Landon (

Leadership: Provides training and guidance for neighborhood residents in marshaling resources to better the community and to expand the pool of skilled neighborhood leaders.
Contact - Chair: Karen Carmichael (

Membership: Responsible for identifying, recruiting, and retaining CONA member neighborhoods.
Contact - Chair: Robin Cates (

Nominating: Responsible for establishing and presenting a slate of Officer and Standing Committee Chair candidates to the membership during the annual election process.
Contact - Chair: Brad Bohnert (

Public Safety: Monitors the crime rate and police response in the community and works with local law enforcement agencies on crime awareness, prevention and prosecution.
Contact - Chair: Orlando Acosta (

CONA Committees - Special [as of 01/11/2023]:

Communications: Plans, develops, and implements a communications strategy and tools for both internal and external CONA communications.
Contact - Chair: Travis Jarman (

District Affairs: Works to improve collaboration within the community, advocate for local neighborhood needs, and promote engagement among the neighborhoods. The District Affairs Committees serve the neighborhoods in a designated City Council District (1-8).
Contacts -
          District 1 - Aron Bryce
          District 3 - Gary Grudzinskas
          District 4 - Sheila Montante
          District 6 - Bill Dahl
          District 7 - Jalessa Blackshear

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Responsible for bringing together the CONA membership and neighborhoods to communicate, and create collaborations that support the goal of enhancing the environment for diversity, equity, and inclusion within CONA and the neighborhoods it serves.
Contact - Chair: Byron Green (

Programs: Responsible for program coordination, of varying formats, for organization in CONA related activities. 
Contact - Chair: Monica Kile (

Forward St Pete: The Forward St Pete Committee reviews and reports to CONA the direction and impact of St. Petersburg's long-range visioning, planning, and execution process as it relates to the integral role our neighborhoods will continue to play in the City's future. The Committee provides a City liaison function for neighborhood and CONA input during the implementation of the Vision 2050 plan.
Contact - Chair: Bill Dahl

Pier and Parks: The CONA Pier and Parks Committee provides a liaison between CONA member neighborhoods and the city's Pier Working Group and the Waterfront Master Plan development process.  It will also address flood control issues affecting our neighborhoods.
Contact - Chair: Will Michaels (

More information about the activities of the various Committees is available at the CONA Forums.