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City Council meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month; all meetings and occasional changes are publically noticed.  Council Workshops held when needed, and are publically posted.

For City specific information, please go on-line to:
or call City Hall, 727-391-0204.

2018 State of the City – TBReporter 2-4-2018 PDF

State of the City of Seminole Address 1-24-17 PDF

7-1-2017 – Home Rule Matters LW OP Ed TBReporter PDF


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Kindness Day @ Freedom Square, 2-16-2018

Seminole Mayor Leslie Waters and Councilor Jim Quinn – dsay thanks to so many generous resdients! Hundreds of food items were collected at Freedom Square and delivered to the Interfaith Food Pantry on Friday, February 16, 2018.  Be kind, Folks! Kindness is ageless.IMG_1869IMG_1907

5th Annual Seminole Citizens Academy convenes Wednesday, April 4, 2018



Very interesting and very worth your time!

Learn about the City of Seminole Government; Meet and interact with Seminole City Councilors, City Manager Ann Toney-Deal, City Directors, and other City staff..

Tour City buildings and facilities…Public Works, Library, Recreation, Administration, Fire Rescue,  Law Enforcement (Pinellas County Sheriff Office). Classes will be held over 6 Wednesdays,  6-8:00 pm, at various locations around the City. Only May 2 will run from 6:00 -8:30 pm.

Nice refreshments.

Applications are available online at :; For more information contact:          Fire Chief Heather Burford, 727-393-8711 x 217,

Hope to see you there!

Leslie Waters


Seminole – Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)


CERT volunteers were invaluable pre-Irma in preparation for the storm, and post-Irma during the City’s recovery efforts.

Sure would like to see every neighborhood in the City of Seminole have residents who are CERT trained!  CERT citizen volunteers assist first-responders and are on-voluntary-call for “blue sky” events.

Next Basic Training Class – February 26-March 3, 2018. M-Th. – 6:30-9:30 pm; Sat. 9-6:00 pm.  No fee. Must attend all 21 hours. Location Fire Station #29 – 11195 70th Avenue North (113th/70th)

I am 2016 CERT certified. CERT Certificate displayed in my office.

If interested, or know someone who would be, please contact Brad Dykens,; 727-393-8711 x210

Your City encourages citizens to  “Be Ready. Be Involved.”

CERT is supported by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, FEMA, Volunteer Florida, Citizen Corps, Pinellas County and City of Seminole Fire-Rescue. 


Leslie Waters receives 2017 FSU Distinguished Alumni Award

November 2017 – Leslie Waters presented a Florida State University College of Education 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award – International Affairs category. ”It is a great honor to be recognized by the FSU College of Education, an institution that provided me with the education and life skills that have done me well, ” said Leslie Waters, ” Skills that have helped me impact democracies worldwide.”

Mayor Leslie Waters - 2017 FSU Distinguished Alumni, International Category , pix, 11-17-2017

Delegation of Macedonian Political Leaders @ Seminole City Hall, December 12-13, 2017

A wonderful Delegation of Macedonian political leaders visited Seminole City Council Business Meeting in November and were presented an American Flag and a  Proclamation designating Tuesday, December 12 as Macedonian Delegation Day. The next day Seminole City Staff provided an informative Roundtable Discussion on Transparency in Budgeting, Contracting and Economic Development. Lots of questions and discussion! What a great group!

Sponsored by the American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL) out of Washington DC, and locally hosted by Dr. Judithanne McLaughlan, USFSP.


Seminole Council presenting American Flag to Macedonian Delegation, 12-12-2017Macedonian Political Leaders, Roundtable discussion, 12-13-2017




“Fill the Fire Boat” with gifts for children, December 16, 2017

Hope you can join the Seminole Fire Rescue and Local #2896…and me… throughout the day, Saturday, December 16, 2017. 9-5:00 pm @ Bay Pines Walmart!

Please bring gifts for children or perhaps while shopping in Walmart pick-up a toy and place in the boat on your way out! Toys and other items to be donated to the St. Vincent de Paul CARES Homeless Shelter. This picture is from last year. Thank you.

Fill the Boat, Chief, Mayor, FF, 12-5-2015

2017 Field of Honor – 212 sponsored flags – a huge success!

For the entire month of November the Field of Honor was displayed in front of Seminole City Hall. . The Seminole Kiwanis Breakfast Club partnered with the City for this third annual salute to those who have and are serving our Country. What great community patriotism.

It was definitely more exhilarating putting up the flags…but on December 2, they all came down in a very organized and methodical manner. The Mayors Bagel and Coffee stand really hit the spot!

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Free! Community Christmas Holiday Lane, PEMHS Mental Health, December 2017




Attention social services organizations, churches and civic clubs who may be interested in referring Pinellas under-served families to Holiday Lane (Largo area, North of Ulmerton) , or refer families directly who may be tight on money this month know about this free shopping opportunity!  Everyone deserves a Merry Christmas! 

Holiday Lane is open the entire month of December for Shoppers!

All kinds of items – new and gently used – Christmas gifts, notions, home/kitchen items, clothes, shoes, toys, food, etc. No charge, no red-tape.

If interested in referring and need more info, please call Courtney Covington,  PEMHS Mental Health, Coordinator of Family & Community Services. She is in the picture below with the clothes in the background.  727-362-4289

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