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Metro Wellness & Community Centers Announces Annual Honorees

For its annual event benefitting LGBTQ+ community programming, Metro Wellness and Community Centers is naming three outstanding awardees that represent excellence and leadership in our Tampa Bay community. The awardees are Deputy Mayor Dr. Kanika Tomalin, Christina Burke, and Todd Richardson. This year’s event will feature a “PeaCocktail Party” theme.

As a member of the current St. Petersburg City administration, Deputy Mayor Dr. Kanika Tomalin has exemplified the art of acceptance in her recognition, support and celebration of our LGBTQ+ community while establishing a truly inclusive campaign to highlight the pillars of healthy living in our city. For her work in our community and through the Healthy St. Pete initiative, Metro will present Deputy Mayor Dr. Kanika Tomalin with the Robert Pope Distinguished Leadership Award, named after the organization’s founder.

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