Upcoming – SSHCA Board Elections for 2023-24 Term

Every two years the South Seminole Heights Civic Association conducts board elections in an effort to allow neighbors a way to get involved in the community and make a positive impact on the neighborhood we love to live and work in. Positions on the board include President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and three Delegates at Large positions. Duties for each position are outlined in our by-laws section of the website.

Elections were last held in December 2022 for the 2023-24 term. Our next election will be held in late 2024. Our current board members are listed below.


Jim Kallaher grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, where his family introduced him to most aspects of art. His uncle was the Director of the Cincinnati Contemporary Art Museum, and his family has been a contributor to the Cincinnati Orchestra and Cincinnati Ballet for his entire life.

Since moving to Tampa, Jim’s involvement in the arts has included six years on the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners Public Art Committee. He sat on the Chair for three years, and in that time, he assisted in ushering in many area projects, including a stained glass mosaic mural of the USS Tampa located on the side of the Tampa Bay History Center and The Form of Wander, a sculpture inspired by an oak tree canopy, located on the dock at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park.

Jim is also an active member of the Life Enrichment Center’s Board of Trustees and has supported the LEC’s mission to help Tampa community adults fulfill their lifelong creative potential since 2010. He is proud to serve an organization that uses art classes, gentle exercise like tai chi, stimulating games like mah-jongg, and more to support the cognitive elasticity of brain function in seniors who, otherwise, may not have had the opportunity.

Jim holds a degree in Business from Hillsborough Community College and a degree in Computer Networking from ITT Technical Institute. He has worked as the Senior Coordinator and Small Business Account Manager at Capital One since 2012. He is also the founder and owner of Jeep Patrol, an organization and online platform for the off-road community.

Vice President

Michelle Rice: Michelle Rice was born and raised in Tampa and moved to South Seminole Heights nearly 3 years ago with her husband and four boys.  Prior to that, they lived just across the river in Wellswood for 11 years. However, she did live in South Seminole Heights years ago prior to meeting her husband as well. Michelle is a local realtor with eXp Realty and loves showing off our amazing local businesses to newcomers. She is passionate about helping people find their dream home in our beautiful neighborhood.

Michelle has served on many PTA boards in various positions for all her boys’ schools throughout the years and is an active advocate for children and teachers. Her father is now retired but worked as a teacher and basketball coach for Hillsborough County for over 30 years.  She is currently the VP of the After School Enrichment programs for her twin’s school, serves on the auction committee for her youngest son’s preschool, and is on the banquet committee for Hillsborough High School’s Crew team, which is her oldest son’s school.

When Michelle is not busy working or running her kids around, she enjoys gardening, working on home improvement projects, and cheering on the Bucs, Lightning, and Rays. Her happy place is the beach, so she also escapes there any chance she can get. Michelle loves the warm Florida sunshine and just being outside and feels truly blessed to call this community home. This proud Tampa native is excited to serve as an at-large delegate board member this year and help continue improving our community for the enjoyment of us all!



Jade Scott:

Neighborhood Watch

Amy Scott:

Delegate at Large:

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