Laura Papish is a 33 year resident of Clearwater. Laura graduated from Lehigh University with a degree in psychology and has earned graduate credits from Monmouth University in special education. She is married to Dr. David Papish and they have two grown children. Laura is the Administrator at Clearwater Family Practice.
She has served on several local committees and boards including Clearwater Chamber of Commerce, Xi Zeta Sigma Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, Clearwater Public Library and Friends of the Library.
Laura was elected to the City Council in 2011. Laura says her main focus of her joining City Council is to develop better communication between boards and organizations within Clearwater to keep informed of plans and goals to avoid duplication of service and save tax payer money.
She also would like to encourage economic development to improve tax base and bring more jobs to the Clearwater area. (Reprinted in part from the Times-Sentinel from August 2012.)