|2007 Heroes Among Us - Meet our 2007 Honorees: St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker and William H. Walker.
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articles published in the December 2006/January 2007 issue of the
St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker|
The Office of Mayor has no "legal” responsibility for the nearly fifty schools located within the City of St. Petersburg limits – but that hasn’t stopped Mayor Baker from devoting his energy to youth and education issues. Realizing that the quality of education of our youth is linked to building a quality community, Mayor Baker has been personally involved in motivating corporate leaders and city staff to partner and participate in making St. Petersburg’s schools the best through various initiatives. Read More
Past St. Petersburg Bar Association President William H. WalkerWilliam H. Walker is truly a hero among us when it comes to leadership and volunteerism in youth athletics. He is a third generation attorney who was born in Brattleboro, Vermont in 1945. He was President of the St. Petersburg Bar in 2004 – 2005. His emphasis during his term included improving public relations regarding public service attorneys’ performance outside their daily law practice, solidifying the financial basis of the organization, reaching out to non-members and focusing on increasing the professionalism among existing members. Read More