Rene Flowers, Chairperson, was elected to the School Board on November 6, 2012, to complete the term of deceased School Board Member Lew Williams. Ms. Flowers is a native of St. Petersburg, attended Howard University, University of South Florida; is a graduate of Eckerd College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Studies and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Capella University. She formerly served as a member of the City Council of St. Petersburg, serving as Vice Chairperson in 1999 and 2006 and as Chairperson for two consecutive terms, 2000 through 2002. Ms. Flowers also served as President of the Florida League of Cities from 2006-2007. Ms. Flowers currently serves on: FSBA Advocacy Committee Chair (2018), FSBA Legislative Committee, R'Club and Louise Graham Board of Directors, Pinellas Community Foundation Board of Directors, Education Foundation Board of Directors, National Council of Negro Women: formerly serving on PSTA, the City of St. Petersburg Affordable Housing Advisory Committee, CDBG Committee, YMCA of Greater Tampa Bay, and the MLK Day of Service Committee to name a few. Ms. Flowers also has volunteered for the past 19 years to speak to youth in the school system about health education and making positive choices. Ms. Flowers is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society In Education, the youngest of twelve, active in her church; and, has three adult children and five grandchildren.