January 26 2019 – Melanie Mays and Randy Nicklaus


2-1-1 Big Bend has been providing social services to Tallahassee and the surrounding area for almost 50 years. Since 1985, Randy Nicklaus has served as the agency’s president. During that time, 2-1-1 Big Bend has expanded their range of services and the number of communities across the region being served. Today, the agency provides assessment, emotional support, crisis assistance, education, training and referrals with accurate, up-to-date resource info. Randy will talk with Brien about his vision for the future and his personal commitment to help others.

The Artist Series 2019 Season promises a line up of world-class musicians who will present some of the finest chamber music. Executive Director Melanie Mays will talk with Brien about the challenges being faced by this non-profit organization as they seek to provide educational services along with these concert performances. Because of the antiquated rules being applied by funding sources, The Artist Series finds itself struggling to provide school-age children with exposure to music in school districts where otherwise this education would not be available.