Gib Coerper

Written By: Yesi Sevilla

gcIMPACT Profile
Mayor Coerper believes in constantly encouraging people to get involved in their community, and he believes that with everyone involved, we can make the Greater Gainesville area the best place to live, work and play. Coerper serves in many different organizations including the Alachua Chamber of Commerce, the Florida League of Cities, the Alachua Lions Club, Boy Scouts of America (Troop 88) and Relay for Life, just to name a few. His most recent achievements include partnering with the City of Newberry and the City of High Springs to host the Babe Ruth World Series, which brought over 100 teams into Alachua County. Coerper has also worked to develop a master plan of a 105-acre recreation and culture site to serve the region in sports tourism.

Greatest IMPACT
Helping Alachua achieve self-sustainability has been the greatest professional accomplishment of his career thus far, Coerper believes. His greatest personal accomplishment was raising his son, Trevor, and enjoying quality time with his granddaughter, Leighton Claire.

IMPACT Passion
Coerper is passionate about contributing to his community in the most positive ways possible and then being inspired by seeing the benefits on the lives of others.

IMPACT Expectations
The regional approach taken by all of the communities in Alachua County will propel the area to achieve beyond what people could do individually, Coerper believes. Working together, the Greater Gainesville area is going to be better than imagined. His excitement can be summed up in the classic song, “The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades.”

Surprise IMPACT
Coerper loves being outdoors and being adventurous. His favorite pastime is driving down dirt roads and back roads and going places some wouldn’t necessarily think to visit.

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