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Photo of MAYOR JANE CASTOR, City of Tampa, Florida

MAYOR JANE CASTOR, City of Tampa, Florida

December 18, 2023

In 2019, the Tampa community elected Jane Castor to serve as the city’s 59th Mayor and re-elected her in 2023. In 2009, Jane became the first female Tampa Police Chief, serving for 6 years. In her second term as mayor, Jane remains laser-focused on her vision for “Transforming Tampa’s Tomorrow”—a five-pillar strategic plan centered around strengthening community-centric services, enhancing workforce development, increasing housing affordability, improving transportation, and fostering sustainability and resilience.

Under Mayor Jane Castor’s visionary leadership, her administration passed the most extensive water/wastewater infrastructure plan in the city’s history, in addition to the first budget starting in the black since the great recession. Her key achievements within the past two years also include helping secure more than $90 million for transportation and mobility improvements, hiring the City’s first Sustainability and Resilience Officer, and launching various strategic initiatives to support prosperous and equitable job growth, economic developments, and housing opportunities.

Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, Jane graduated from Chamberlain High School and attended the University of Tampa on an athletic scholarship, playing both volleyball and basketball. Jane received her Master of Public Administration from Troy State University. Jane has two adult sons, Sergei and Seely.