Please introduce yourself to your neighbors.
My name is Charlie Justice. I have the honor of serving on the Pinellas County Commission. Prior to my Commission service I represented our community in the Florida House of Representatives and the Florida Senate.
How many years have you lived in Lealman?
While I don’t live in Lealman. I live nearby Lealman, adjacent in West St. Pete. I have been involved with Lealman issues for over 20 years, including supporting the Fire District and working on funding initiatives.
What organizations are you involved in?
Beyond my Commission time, I am on the Boards of the Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas and the Tampa Bay Estuary Board among others. I have also supported Habitat for Humanity in Pinellas, the Lealman Asian & Neighborhood Center, and my good friends at the Florida Dream Center.
What gets you out of bed every day?
I have one of the best jobs in the world. My job is to make things better in our community. I am working to make tomorrow better than yesterday.
What is one thing you’ve seen change for the better in Lealman in the last few years?
Progress and improvements are all around us in terms of a better community park at Raymond Neri Park, streets, sidewalks, drainage, and of course the Lealman Exchange. But a highlight really is the fact that so many more citizens in Lealman are much more engaged than ever in improving our collective quality of life. If we can sustain this involvement, it will pay dividends for years to come.
What’s next for you?
I am looking forward to the continued improvements in Lealman and Pinellas County. And I look forward to continuing my service on the County Commission.