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Why Greater Gainesville? – Kathey Porter

Why Greater Gainesville? – Kathey Porter

Director of Small Business and Vendor Diversity Relations, University of Florida

Came to Greater Gainesville from Virginia in 2015

What about Greater Gainesville stood out when comparing it to your other options?

It provides the best of both worlds: a small, close-knit community enveloped in the vibrant and emergent heart of Florida.

What is something you wish you knew before moving here?

For a small town, traffic can be a beast.

When friends or family come to visit, where is the first place you take them?

I have had several family and friends visit since I’ve been here. Of course, the first thing they want to do is go to a game. With the kids, of course, we go to amusement parks. With adults, we usually go downtown.

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What is your favorite time of year and/or favorite weather conditions?

Many years ago, I worked in Jacksonville, so I was used to the afternoon rains, but I’m a fall girl … summer in the swamp is no joke.

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