Yvonne Yolie Capin, District 3
Generations of my family have lived and worked in Tampa. My
mother and father were born in Tampa; my grandmother was born in Tampa and my
great-grandmother was born in Key West.
I attended Thomas Jefferson High School and was in the first graduating class of
Leto High School. I was a member of the charter class of Hillsborough Community
College and attended the University of Tampa.
I am a retired business woman, self-employed all my adult life. I started my
first business at age 21 and by age 26 had opened my first jewelry store at a
I currently serve as a board member of The Spring of Tampa Bay and serve on the
Advisory Council of the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. I have previously served on
the board of the Ybor City State Museum, the Executive Committee for
Hillsborough Community College's Festival of the Moving Image and Co-Curator of
International Art Works at the Hillsborough Community College Gallery.
As your City Council member, I chair the Transportation Committee and serve on
the Arts Council, Public Transportation Commission, Public Art Committee, Tampa
Theatre and the Council of Governments. During my time on City Council I have
brought forward Resolutions creating the Citizens Advisory Committee on Cultural
Assets as an Economic Engine and the Domestic Registry. Additionally, I brought
to Council the EB-5 Investment Program, the creation of an alcoholic beverage
placard and a special use in the City's zoning code so citizens can legally
foster rescue animals.
I was married to my late husband, Juan R. Capin, for 44 years. I have one
daughter, Jessica Lynn, who is married to Mark Dion. My grandson, Myles, is two
It is a privilege for me to serve the citizens of the City of Tampa and I will
dedicate all my efforts and energy to this task during my term in office.
Arts Council of Hillsborough County
Council of Governments
Humane Society of Tampa Bay Advisory Board
- Public Transportation Commission
- Streetcar Board
The Spring of Tampa Bay