Mayor Jane Castor: Tampa’s COVID-19 Response


Across the nation, local leaders are leading the charge against COVID-19 in their communities. As part of our ongoing coverage of COVID-19, with our friends at Florida Blue Medicare, Growing Bolder touches base with Tampa Mayor Jane Castor about her city’s efforts to flatten the curve.

Castor is a talented leader known for her community involvement. She’s a former beat cop who became Tampa’s first female police chief before becoming her city’s first openly gay mayor. She’s now doing a great job leading her city through these difficult times.

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