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CAIR-Florida Civil Rights Director, Thania Diaz-Clevenger, Joins Florida State Attorney’s Office Community Council Meeting in Tampa

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*** From the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office ***


For Immediate Release




Sammecia Bagley

Strategic Communications Coordinator


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Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office Hosted Inaugural Community Council Meeting


Tampa, Florida – The State Attorney’s Office (SAO) was excited to host its inaugural Community Council (“Council”) meeting on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. The purpose of the Council is to ensure transparency and build trust with our fellow residents by engaging in candid dialogue on criminal justice issues, addressing community concerns, and providing insight on SAO policies. This proactive engagement promotes accountability, facilitates effective policy-making, and increases understanding about our criminal justice system.  


The Council consists of organization representatives and at-large members who represent the diversity of Hillsborough County and support the State Attorney’s mission to build a safer community while promoting justice and fairness for everyone. Council members include a cross-section of individuals with impressive records of civic engagement throughout the county. 


“Creating opportunities for accessibility to this office has been a top priority of my administration,” said State Attorney Andrew Warren. “I’m thrilled to work with this team of civic leaders as ambassadors of criminal justice for the benefit of Hillsborough residents.”

Led by State Attorney Warren and Strategic Communications Coordinator Sammecia Bagley, the twenty-six member council that will meet every other month includes:


Thania Diaz Clevenger - CAIR-Florida       

Gloria M. Avila - Hispanic Services Council                                            

Freddy Barton - Safe & Sound Hillsborough

Katrina Blaine – At-Large Member                                                           

Bryce Bowden – At-Large Member

Brian Butler - At-Large Member                                                                

Susan Cannon - At-Large Member 

Ella Coffee – NAACP (Hillsborough Branch)          

Roseanne Cupoli - The Spring of Tampa Bay                                         

Michael Decker - At-Large Member

Isabel Dewey – At-Large Member                                                            

Bryan Farris - Equality Florida

Robert Gibson – At-Large Member                                                          

Pastor Bobby L. Jacobs - Faith in Florida

Lori James – At-Large Member                                                                  

Melisa Martin - At-Large Member

Rev. Dr. Russell L. Meyer - At-Large Member                                      

Gregory J. Orcutt – At-Large Member

Clara Reynolds – Crisis Center of Tampa Bay                                        

Jalem Robinson – At-Large Member

Brenda Piniella Rouse – At-Large Member                                           

Lincoln J. Tamayo – At-Large Member

Fran M. Tate – At-Large Member                                                             

Mary Lynn Ulrey – DACCO Behavioral Health

Carlos Valdes – At-Large Member                                                            

Mary R. Watson – At-Large Member


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The Office of the State Attorney, 13th Judicial Circuit is committed to making our county a safer place to live, work, and raise a family. It is our privilege and honor to service this community.



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