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We Are Perdido Inc

What if Perdido were a town?

Pensacola, FL   |  https://weareperdido.org

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Mission

Providing education and educational resources to the general public concerning the municipal incorporation of the Perdido, Florida, community

Ruling year info

2023

Chairman

Steven Brendtro

Main address

10447 Sorrento Rd Ste 100 PMB 200

Pensacola, FL 32507 USA

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EIN

92-1616589

NTEE code info

Printing, Publishing (A33)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

It is no secret that, despite being a formidable tax generator for the county, the Perdido community has long felt overlooked, with citizen concerns ignored and local needs left unaddressed. County-level decisions about development and planning negatively impact Perdido’s innate beauty. Decisions are largely made by people who live outside the area, have conflicting interests, and don’t understand the community’s unique needs. Perdido’s citizens are not included in making of important decisions that affect the way of life. How could the citizens of Perdido change this reality? After the initial research, three distinct paths forward were identified: 1. No Change, Business as Usual: continue working through current county channels, with similar results. 2. Special District: an overlay district, master plan, or community development district, still administered by the county, with no local voice, and no guarantee of tax dollars remaining in the community. 3. Municipal Incorporation

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Perdido Municipal Incorporation

Provide research and education to the citizens of the Perdido, Florida community (approximately 23,000 people) concerning municipal incorporation. A third-party firm was hired to complete a feasibility study for the research area, and local citizens volunteered to draft a municipal charter. This proposal is being submitted to the state for review. If the proposal makes it through the legislative process, a local referendum would allow registered voters in Perdido, Florida to ultimately decide the issue locally.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Through community engagement and research, We Are Perdido aims to identify challenges in the Perdido community that can be addressed locally. Local citizens are joining together to explore the question, "What if Perdido were a town?"

In January 2023, We Are Perdido retained a third-party firm to perform a six-month feasibility study for municipal incorporation, part of a state requirement for communities who are considering becoming a town. Local citizens volunteered to draft a proposed municipal charter. These items, along with supporting documentation, will be submitted to the state for review.

To date, We Are Perdido has held three large community meetings, each with hundreds of attendees, live-streamed and published online. The most recent had roughly 800 participants online and in person, with another 500 subsequent views of the meeting. In addition to these large meetings, the organization hosted a dozen or so smaller meet-ups, allowing for more personal interaction.

In August 2023, the research firm completed its final feasibility report, and municipal attorneys finished their review of the citizen-authored municipal charter. These items are being submitted to the state for review.

During the fall of 2023, We Are Perdido plans to continue hosting smaller meet-ups, presenting at HOA and other local organizations, sponsoring and participating in community events, as well as fundraising activities.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals, To aid in feasibility study for the community

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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We Are Perdido Inc

Board of directors
as of 08/29/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Steven Brendtro

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/29/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data