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April 12 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Sandy Parker, Keynote Speaker April Luncheon 2024

Join Us for Our April Luncheon

Keynote Speaker: Sandy Parker

Founder and Creator, Sparker's Soapbox

Chris Hall

Chairman Commissioner District 2

The Republican Candidates for Collier County Commissioners, District 3:

John C. Johnson, Frank A. Roberts, Burt Sanders (Incumbent) Floyd "Tag" Yarnell

Friday, April 12, 2024 at 11:30 AM at the Naples Hilton

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Sandy Parker

Sandy Parker is the founder of Sparker's Soapbox, a nonpartisan blog, website and newsletter. Its mission is "facilitating and encouraging informed voting in Collier County and throughout Florida."
In the weeks and months before elections, Sandy researches most state and local candidates and issues on Collier voters' ballots and shares what she learns. Her focus is Collier County although some of her research is on state legislative and judicial races and amendments all relevant to Florida voters.

Sandy also publishes primers on state or local government topics to help readers understand the news of the day and be more informed. She has written primers explaining the Legislative, Executive and Judicial branches of Florida government, the Collier County Board of County Commissioners and the Collier County School Board. From time to time she writes about Florida and Collier County government topics of interest and summarizes government actions and activities voters should be aware of.

Prior to Sandy creating Sparker's Soapbox she lived in New Jersey. In 2003 she moved to Florida and rediscovered a long-dormant interest in government and politics. Her first vote as a Floridian was in the presidential election that followed Bush v. Gore. All eyes were on Florida's elections then and it has remained so ever since.

Sandy spent the next several years learning about her new home's local and state governments as an active member of the League of Women Voters of Collier County. In 2008 she led a statewide project to revise Our Florida Government, which served at the time as a "compact and factual presentation of the basic structure and operation of Florida government" published by the Florida LWV. She also volunteered on political campaigns.

In 2010 she began writing Sparker's Soapbox as a way to share her ongoing research to become a more informed voter. She wrote at the time," ... the outcome of the upcoming elections ... will set the direction of our future in irreversible ways that we can't even begin to imagine."

That belief continues to motivate Sandy today and she is passionate in her conviction that the more informed voters are, the better our government will be.

In addition to Sparker's Soapbox, Sandy is known for her involvement with the League of Women Voters and for presentations about state and local government to community groups, continung care retirement communities and adult education programs.

In her earlier life, Sandy held executive positions in accounting, investment relations and corporate finance, retiring as Vice President - Treasury and Investor Relations with the Dun & Bradstreet Corporation. She received a BA with highest honors and honors in American Studies from Douglas College at Rutgers University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She has an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Chris Hall

Chris Hall was born in Ft. Bragg, NC. He was raised as the oldest son of a military family. He has lived in numerous states including: Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Indiana, North Carolina, Alabama, Maryland, Utah, South Carolina and Florida, providing Chris with an understanding of our great country and people.

Chris has an Industrial Distribution [Engineering Sales] degree from Texas A&M with 10 years of experience in electrical distribution. Chris is also an entrepreneur, starting careers with his wife in network marketing, real estate investing and managing buy and hold assets.

Chris and his wife are strong believers in the Lord! They have served local churches for over 30 years. They are both ministers and trainers for a long- standing ministry program, Restoring The

Chris is a husband of 37 years, father of two boys and a Big Daddy to seven grandchildren. He's a survivor of an airplane crash due to a faulty fuel pump in 2013. Because of this miracle, he knew he had a purpose and a destiny that was not yet fulfilled. With 30 years experience in the industry, entrepreneurship and church leadership, Chris and his wife sold all of their holdings in 2021 because he knew he needed to serve
Collier County with full vigor.

He was elected as a Collier County Commissioner on November 8, 2022 with over 70% of the vote to
represent District 2, Collier County, Florida.

Commissioner Chris Hall is enjoying applying his vast experience in problem solving, innovative solutions, creative deal-making and working with people of all backgrounds for the betterment of Collier County.

WHEN: Friday, April 12, 2024 11:30 AM
WHERE: Naples Hilton, 5111 Tamiami Trail N., Naples, FL 34103
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April 12
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Naples Hilton
5111 Tamiami Trail N
Naples, FL 34103 United States
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Collier County Florida Centennial