Personnel note: John Dailey names Dionte Gavin Director of Communications

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Dailey said Gavin will be 'an immediate asset to the city.'

Tallahassee Mayor John Dailey has appointed Dionte Gavin as his Director of Communications.

Gavin, who started the job Monday, most recently served as Senior Operations Director for Visit Tallahassee — the official destination marketing agency for Tallahassee and Leon County. In that role, he served as assistant to the Executive Director overseeing budget, finance, procurement, operations, administration and several other aspects of the organization.

“I am thrilled to have Dionte join my dynamic team. He brings decades of knowledge and experience in local government that will make him an immediate asset to the city. In addition to his experience, he is passionate about moving our city forward as we build a Tallahassee we can all be proud of,” Dailey said.

Prior to Visit Tallahassee, Gavin spent nearly 18 years with the Leon County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, working in finance and rising through the ranks to Financial Services Manager.

At the Clerk’s office, he oversaw tax deed administration and accounting, special assessments, records administration, the Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners, contract management, cash receipting and customer service.

“It’s an honor to join Mayor Dailey’s team and serve the citizens of Tallahassee. I care deeply about our city and the issues that impact our lives. I look forward to elevating the Mayor’s vision, priorities, and initiatives reflective of the vibrancy and the diversity of this beautiful All-American capital city,” Gavin said.

Gavin is a two-time graduate of Florida State University, where he earned a master’s in public administration and a bachelor’s in international affairs with a concentration in finance.

Drew Wilson

Drew Wilson covers legislative campaigns and fundraising for Florida Politics. He is a former editor at The Independent Florida Alligator and business correspondent at The Hollywood Reporter. Wilson, a University of Florida alumnus, covered the state economy and Legislature for LobbyTools and The Florida Current prior to joining Florida Politics.


2 comments

  • Hope

    January 13, 2023 at 10:21 am

    The mayor of Tallahassee amps up his PR at the expense of taxpayers meanwhile ignoring the high crime rate in Tallahassee.

  • Leon County Moderate

    January 17, 2023 at 11:00 am

    Mayor Dailey’s political PR Chamber apparatus propped up by the taxpayers. Why does Tallahassee’s weak mayor office even have such a large, expensive staff?

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