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St. Petersburg Mayor Visits USGS Research Facility


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Mayor Rick Baker of St. Petersburg, FL, visited the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)'s St. Petersburg Science Center on April 10. The mayor and his staff had extensive discussions with center chief Lisa Robbins and operations manager Terry Kelley on plans for constructing a third building on the campus.

Two members of his economic-development staff accompanied the mayor: Ron Barton, director, and Teresa Brydon, development coordinator. The mayor took a tour of the old Studebaker building and, as a keen observer, noted the change in flooring required to make the old showroom floor suitable for use in an office environment.

The mayor met with Kim Yates to discuss Tampa Bay integrated science issues and Abby Sallenger to discuss coastal-change-hazards issues. The tour finished with a description of the new lab facilities on the second floor of the Getting building and a walkthrough of the shop area on the first floor.

The mayor's only complaint was that he was too tall to stand upright in the SHARQ Express houseboat, designed to support benthic-community-metabolism experiments.

Mayor Rick Baker bends his head slightly to discuss the Tampa Bay Study with Kim Yates aboard the SHARQ Express houseboat. Lisa Robbins discusses building-expansion issues with the mayor's staff while the mayor tours the SHARQ Express. The mayor finishes his tour with an inspection of the laboratory facilities in the Getting building, the second building on the USGS St. Petersburg campus.
Above left: Mayor Rick Baker bends his head slightly to discuss the Tampa Bay Study with Kim Yates aboard the SHARQ Express houseboat.

Above center: Lisa Robbins discusses building-expansion issues with the mayor's staff while the mayor tours the SHARQ Express. From left to right are Ron Barton, City of St. Petersburg, Lisa Robbins, Terry Kelley, Dennis Krohn (USGS), and Teresa Brydon, City of St. Petersburg.

Above right: The mayor finishes his tour with an inspection of the laboratory facilities in the Getting building, the second building on the USGS St. Petersburg campus. From left to right are Lisa Robbins, Teresa Brydon, Ron Barton, Mayor Rick Baker, and Molly McLaughlin, lab manager for the USGS in St. Petersburg.

Related Web Sites
St. Petersburg Science Center
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), St. Petersburg, FL
City of St. Petersburg
State of Florida

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