Dr. Jerry D. Parrish is the Chief Economist and the Director of the Center for Competitive Florida at Florida TaxWatch. Florida TaxWatch is a statewide nonprofit, nonpartisan taxpayer research institute. Dr. Parrish is also an Adjunct Instructor in the Masters in Applied Economics Program at Florida State University. He earned an M.B.A. from Bellarmine University, an M.S. in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and a PhD. in Economics from Auburn University. He regularly publishes articles on the Florida economy, Florida's competitiveness, Florida's property and casualty insurance system, and other economic topics of interest to Floridians.

Dr. Parrish previously served as the Associate Director of the Center for Economic Forecasting & Analysis (CEFA) at Florida State University. Prior to spending time at FSU, he spent several years in management roles for leading European motorcycle manufacturers including Ducati, Triumph, and KTM Motorsports.

DATE & TIME:  April 19, 2014  Saturday
10:00am Business Meeting  (Vote on 2014-15 Directors, Officers, Budget & Program)
11:00am Membership Reception
11:30am - 1:00pm Hot Topic Luncheon

LOCATION: Capital City Country Club
1601 Golf Terrace Drive

BUFFET MENU:   Herb roasted pork loin or vegetable lasagna, salad bar, vegetables, rolls and butter, coffee, tea and a cash bar

COST: Members - $17 Nonmembers - $20
    The first three student members to RSVP eat FREE!!

FOR RESERVATIONS: please call 309-3005 or e-mail

Please RSVP by Tuesday morning, April 15. Because the League must pay for reservations cancelled after Tuesday, April 15, those who cancel late should reimburse the League for the cost of their reservations

Fall & Spring  Semesters, 2013-14

The League of Women Voters “strives to ensure that government at every level works as effectively and fairly as possible. This involves continual attention to issues of transparency, a strong and diverse judiciary, appropriate government oversight, and funding” ( Leagues across the nation are working to ensure the achievement of these values.

In the interest of acquainting a university student to these values, the League of Women Voters of Tallahassee (LWVT) created a directed individual study (DIS) program for a graduate-level student. The program includes one DIS in each of the Fall and Spring semesters. This experience will serve as a beneficial supplement to the knowledge a student attains in an academic setting.  CLICK HERE for details.