Eric Vaughn, City's LGBTQ Liason on "Lunchtime Conversations"

Episode 7597,   May 30, 09:51 AM

RadioStPeteINSIDER news director Nanette Wiser caught up with the City of St. Pete’s new LGBTQ Liaison. When the flag is raised in front of St. Pete City Hall 5/31 at 9am to mark PRIDE MONTH, Eric Vaughan will be at Mayor Welch’s right hand to honor the day. The City of St. Petersburg appointed Eric Vaughan as the City’s new LGBTQ+ Liaison April 12. Jim Nixon served as the St. Petersburg LGBTQ+ Liaison for seven years. “Eric Vaughan brings strong connections within the LGBTQ+ community, both locally and nationally, to the City’s LGBTQ+ Liaison role,” said Mayor Kenneth T. Welch. St. Petersburg’s LGBTQ+ Liaison. Vaughan served as the LGBTQ+ Liaison for the Department of Education in New York City. In May 2023, Vaughan worked for the City of St. Petersburg as a Communications and Community Engagement Coordinator in the Mayor’s Office. The City stated that “during his time at NYC’s Department of Education, Vaughan held the title of Associate Director of LGBTQ Programs and Policy.” Vaughan attended the University of South Florida. He received a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature in 2012. Later, he received a Master’s of Arts in Social Justice, and a Master’s of Arts in Journalism. In a recent social media post, Vaughan highlighted the outreach to the community in search of input from diverse voices, including a recent roundtable with Mayor Welch. Wrote Vaughan: “Cheers to an inspiring Wednesday!  Today, our city sparkled with the energy of the LGBTQ+ community leaders who gathered for a 'Word with Welch' roundtable discussion. Surrounded by diverse voices, all united in the vision of a more inclusive and affirming city, I felt truly empowered. Grateful to be part of an administration that not only talks the talk but actively embraces the input of every citizen. Big thanks to Kenneth Welch for his leadership! Can't wait for what's next. #wearestpete #pride #LGBTQ+ #ericvaughan #cityofstpete #stpetepride #nanette wiser