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 will be held in the fall of 2022, so please consider if YOU are interested in serving your community and running for an office for the 2023-24 term! Keep your eyes open on social media for updates.

Our last elections concluded in late 2020 for the 2021-22 term. Here are our current elected officers:

President

Sharlene Hartford: Sharlene moved to South Seminole Heights five years ago and has been active on the board and in the community since. She originally held the role of Secretary and later, Vice President of SSHCA. You may recognize Sharlene from the many SSHCA events, but she has also helped or organized many volunteer events with Broward Elementary, including the recent “Soles4LilSouis” sneaker drive for disadvantaged children, the OSHNA Home Tour, and weekly reading to children.

Vice President

Brian Curry: Brian has lived in South Seminole Heights for 16 years and has served on the board as a Delegate at Large since 2016 acting as the liaison to Broward Elementary School. He wants to continue to build on board successes and continue to keep the community informed of issues impacting the area. He is a member of the Davis Island Yacht Club, The Sustany Foundation, and The Crewe of Bobbie C. Davis, a Gasparilla Krewe. He has lived and worked internationally and is fluent in Spanish and German.

Treasurer

Shannon Leigh: Shannon Leigh is a consultant with over 18 years of experience within the financial services, automotive wholesaling, and professional services industries. She directly supported external and internal clients in leadership roles in talent acquisition, training, and development, and business-to-business sales; including specialized account, project, and operational management roles. She is also a professional artist with specializations in drawing, oil painting, watercolor, calligraphy, letterpress, lithography, intaglio printmaking, and casting sculpture.

Shannon has lived in the Tampa Bay area for 20 years and has lived in the South Seminole Heights neighborhood for 4 years. She holds extensive volunteer experience and involvement in the Tampa Bay community. She has previously held volunteer and fundraising roles supporting the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, Metropolitan Ministries, Junior Achievement USA, and Paint Your Heart Out, Tampa.

Currently, she co-leads the garden ministry and supports the historical society at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Tampa, acts as a volunteer judge for the national SIFMA Foundation’s InvestWrite Competitions, volunteers with the Hillsborough County Homeless Outreach Program, and works on home builds and remodeling projects with Habitat for Humanity.

Shannon recently joined the SSHCA Board in August 2022 to fill the prior vacancy of Treasurer. She looks forward to supporting the Board and South Seminole Heights community residents in her role as Treasurer.

Secretary:

Kristen Riordan: Kristen has lived in Tampa for a few years and recently bought a home in the SSH neighborhood. She works in Human Resources and loves to walk her Greyhound, Carlos. She is excited to become active in the community and give back. She loves practicing yoga, hiking, and meeting new people.

Delegate at Large:

Tatiana Huudma: Tatiana has been involved in the SSHCA for 2 years. Immediately after moving to SSH, she joined the board to get to know her community better and engage with her neighbors. She’s currently the Events Chair planning our association events. Tatiana is also a licensed real estate agent and married with 2 cats.

Emily Perkins: Emily joined the SSHCA board in 2021 as Beautification Chair. She has since completed many projects to benefit our neighborhood including a brand new SSHCA Interactive Art Map. She has pleasantly volunteered to lend a hand to many other projects and help out on our short-handed board of volunteers and has been a very valuable addition to our board.

Questions? Reach out to [email protected] for more information