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PACE Director Kelly Otte Enters Leon Commission At-Large Race
WFSU | 2020

The most crowded local race in Leon County is shaping up to be in one of the county commission’s two at-large seats. Commissioner Mary Ann Lindley isn’t…

Leon County Commission race getting crowded
WCTV | 2020

Seven people are now vying for the At Large Group 1 seat after incumbent Mary Ann Lindley opted not to seek another term. Kelly Otte announced her candidacy…

Kelly Otte: A life dedicated to empowering women
Capital Outlook | 2017

A Florida native, Kelly Otte has been unselfishly giving her time, talent, and resources to the Tallahassee community since 1996. Her personal…

Pace Center for Girls announces departure of longtime director Kelly Otte
AZCentral | 2020

Pace Center for Girls (Pace), a nationally-recognized program that provides education, counseling, training and advocacy for girls and young women, announced Thursday that Kelly Otte…

Above the Fold with Steve Stewart
Real Talk 93.3 | 2020

Continuing part of our series to get local candidates on the show, we’re here with Kelly Otte. Welcome and thanks for joining us today…

‘Amistad’ and kids’ artwork are vital for Kelly Otte
COCA | 2013

A few artful questions from COCA for Kelly Otte, executive director, PACE Center for Girls. Can you play a musical instrument? I play a mean (computer) keyboard…

Love Your Neighbors Leon is helping Tallahassee nonprofits connect to those in need
WTXL | 2020

A community organizer in Tallahassee created a Facebook page with the goal of connecting people to the resources they need to make it through the coronavirus pandemic…

NONPROFITS MUST ADDRESS CULTURAL BARRIERS
Race To Lead | 2020

The most crowded local race in Leon County is shaping up to be in one of the county commission’s two at-large seats. Commissioner Mary Ann Lindley isn’t running for re-election…

Can we bridge funding gap with entrepreneurship? | Notes on Nonprofits
Tallahassee Democrat | 2019

This week the Chronicle of Philanthropy published an article “It’s Bias That Hobbles People of Color, Not Lack of a Leadership Pipeline” by Kunreuther and Thomas-Breitfeld…

Tallahassee lucky to have women leading in so many ways | Notes on Nonprofits:
USA Today | 2019

I attended the Tallahassee Democrat’s reception honoring this year’s 25 Women You Need to Know and 5 Young Women to Watch on April 9. Around 500 people, 80% of which…

Kelly Otte goes from founder to honoree at Oasis
Tallahassee Democrat | 2015

For Kelly Otte, being honored as a Trailblazer means coming full circle. She selected the first recipients of the award in 2009, soon after she founded The Oasis Center for Women & Girls…

Executive Director Bootcamp
INIE | 2018

Nonprofit management can be daunting, but you don’t have to go it alone! INIE is teaming up with Executive Director and experienced facilitator, Kelly Otte,..

Beyond 32304: In high-poverty Leon County zip codes, health and resources a 'luxury'
Tallahassee Democrat | 2020

In the buffet line during a local luncheon, a teenage girl stopped and looked with curious eyes at the strange, ruby-colored fruit before her. “She said, ‘What is that?’ ” recalled Kelly Otte,..

Kelly Otte goes from founder to honoree at Oasis
Tallahassee Democrat | 2015

For Kelly Otte, being honored as a Trailblazer means coming full circle. She selected the first recipients of the award in 2009, soon after she founded The Oasis Center for Women & Girls…

Local women selected to attend first 'United State of Women' summit
Tallahassee Democrat | 2016

Five local women were selected to attend the first-ever “United State of Women” summit in Washington, D.C. Kelly Otte, Joy Dixon, Samantha Sexton…

The Buzz: Tallahassee Museum’s Zoobilee, James Bond Style
Tallahassee Magazine | 2020

About 40 guests gathered at the art-filled Bobbin Brook home of Dan and Robin Hassler Thompson in October to enjoy “A Night in Venice,” a “friendraiser” for Pace Center for Girls/Leon…

FOUR HONORED IN ASKEW AWARD'S NOD TO PROGRESS
NLC | 2014

Four Tallahassee leaders were honored by the New Leaders council Wednesday evening for their work in bettering the Tallahassee community through politics, services for abuse victims…

Kelly Otte as seen in the Tallahassee Democrat
Muck Rack | 2020

A compiled list of articles from Executive Director and Columnist for the Tallahassee Democrat. Kelly writes a weekly column on Sundays focused on the nonprofit sector…

Learning the ropes takes time, recognizing board members is key| Notes on Nonprofits
Tallahassee Democrat | 2019

The Institute on Nonprofit Innovation and Excellence held their fourth Sector Forward conference last week. I enjoyed it and loved being with folks from different types of nonprofits…

Confederate flag distribution banned from parade
Tallahassee Democrat | 2016

Confederate flags no longer will be allowed to be passed out at Tallahassee’s annual Veteran’s Day parade. Vet Events Tallahassee, which puts on the parade, made a final decision on the issue…

Greyhound sending runaways home for free
WTXL | 2020

It’s a free ticket to reunite families and return runaway teens back home. Youth organizations in the Big Bend say, the “Greyhound Home Free” program is necessary these days…

Women’s Shelters Refusing to Surrender Client Info
Women's eNews | 2004

A recent change in the reporting standards for the Housing and Urban Development Homeless Management Information Systems has, according to women’s advocacy groups…

Shelters Have Empty Beds; Abused Women Stay Home
The New York Times | 2001

Refuge House, the battered women’s shelter in Tallahassee, Fla., is usually full — so full that there are plans to replace the 28-bed facility with a 70-bed shelter…

The Oasis Center For Women & Girls
Tallahassee Magazine | 2014

It started as a nugget of an idea in Kelly Otte’s mind. She moved to Tallahassee in 1994 and spent 11 years as executive director of Refuge House, which serves people affected…

Women in Leadership Conference Features Exemplary Alumni
FSU College of Social Work | 2017

On the evening of February 28th before the beginning of Social Work Month and Women’s History Month, more than 500 people gathered at the Turnbull Conference Center…

February ENews- Guest Editor Kelly Otte, LT 21
Leadership Tallahassee | 2018

Leadership Tallahassee has been an important part of my relationship with Tallahassee and commitment to community service for 14 years. I enjoyed my class year (class 21) and…

16th Annual Distinguished Leadership Awards Winners
Leadership Tallahassee | 2010

If you missed DLA this year, you missed one of the best ever! The University Center Club was transformed through the creative vision of Stephanie Drzypolski and the planning Committee…

Political advertisement paid for and approved by Kelly Otte for Leon County Commission, At Large Group 1.