FORT MYERS, Fla. — Law firm Henderson, Franklin, Starnes and
Holt, P.A. announced
last month that Amanda Barritt will be joining the Gladiolus Learning
and Development Center’s Building Committee.
The new committee will be responsible for talking with architects
and designers for ideas on construction of the new facility. The
center will provide child care for children of low-income families.
Barritt is an attorney and member of the Real Estate Investment
Society. She represents many residential and commercial-property
owners, nonprofit social clubs, and developers.
Barritt is excited to start this new phase in her career.
“I am pleased to be able to use some of the skills I have gained
over my years of practicing in real estate and development law to
assist a great group of professionals on the committee and Board of
Gladiolus Learning and Development Center to see this project come to
fruition,” she told the Florida Record.
Barritt previously served on the Board of GLAD Center for several
years during the peak of the recession. The center was struggling
financially as a result. She said it is a joy that the center will
finally have a new facility.
“I have always been involved in various service organizations
since high school, and have been passionate about children, and
especially education, and feel that this center is a great
opportunity to combine both of those passions,” Barritt said. “I
joined the board initially right after my second daughter was born so
it fit in well with the stage of my life as well.”
After Barritt left the Board of Directors, she said her desire to
serve on the committee to help build a new facility. The president of
the committee soon contacted her after they decided they were ready
to proceed with the plan.
“Not only will I bring forward my legal skills, but also from
the perspective as a parent of school-age children, but keeping in
mind what is going to be best for the kids,” Barritt said.