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Connie Gage Named South Tampa Chamber 2023 Citizen of the Year!

Connie Gage Named South Tampa Chamber 2023 Citizen of the Year!

The South Tampa Chamber has named Connie Gage as 2023 Citizen of the Year. Connie is a Real Estate Specialist with Smith & Associates Real Estate and an avid community volunteer.  Connie was the 2019-2020 Chair of the Board for the South Tampa Chamber and has previously been recognized by the Chamber as a Community Champion, and as the Member of the Year. Connie most recently received the Smith and Associates Community Service Award in 2021 and was named the Rotary Club of Tampa's "Rotarian of the Year" in 2022.

Connie is a third Generation Tampa native and has been a passionate volunteer in the Tampa Bay area for more than three decades. She currently serves as a volunteer with Metropolitan Ministries, Meals on Wheels, Rotary Club of Tampa Bay and the South Tampa Chamber. She has held leadership positions with LAMPLighters of Tampa Bay, A Kids Place of Tampa Bay, Tampa Museum of Art, Rotary Club of Tampa Bay, the South Tampa Chamber, Greater Brandon Chamber, and was the 2009 Honorary Mayor of Brandon. She has also served on the City of Tampa Police Department Chief's Citizen Advisory Council.

“Connie leads with love, empathy, and generosity and inspires me to be a better person. She never misses an opportunity to volunteer whether it be with the Chamber, Rotary, local non-profits, or even just to take an elderly neighbor to lunch. She generously shares her time, talent, and treasure every single day and is the very definition of a kind person. Through her leadership and volunteerism, the Board wishes to express its sincere gratitude and appreciation to Connie and recognize her as the South Tampa Chamber’s 2023 Citizen of the Year,” said Chair of the Board Rebekah Nault.

Connie will receive the award at the South Tampa Chamber’s Awards Dinner on February 9th to take place at Steinbrenner Field. Details about the event can be found at

About the South Tampa Chamber: Established in 1926, the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce is an association of more than 600 businesses, organizations and individuals working together to make the South Tampa community the best place to live, work, and play. The South Tampa Chamber is recognized as a Certified Plus Chamber by the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals, a Three-Star Chamber of Valor by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and was named the 2020 Chamber of the Year. Learn more at


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