Maranda is a Pinellas County native and USF Business graduate. She was active in YMCA programs, including Teen Leaders and Multicultural Achievers -- experiences which taught her the importance of advocating for my community and started me on the path of public service.
Right after graduation, Maranda returned to public service as the Executive Director of FYI Community Partnerships Inc, leading civic engagement and bringing Clearwater’s first painted intersection to life. She has served on several boards including our city’s Marine Advisory Board, District 2s Community Police Collaboration Panel, Clearwater Arts Alliance and on Clearwater Urban Leadership Coalition’s Economic Development task force.
Maranda looks forward to finding ways we can activate and educate the youth in the community on topics including the importance of representative government in municipalities. She wants to create more solutions to preserve our neighborhoods and protect our award-winning natural environment. She is also passionate about finding more productive ways to support small businesses outside of the beaches and downtown.
The three pillars of Maranda's campaign are to Relate, Educate, and Advocate for all the residents of Clearwater. She is humbled to be a part of connecting communities with the resources they need to become more self-sustainable. Maranda would be esteemed to serve as a member of the Clearwater City Council, seat 4.