GENERAL COUNSEL, GRAYROBINSON; CITY ATTORNEY, ORLANDO, ORLANDO
Downs, the first female city attorney in Orlando’s history, was motivated to study law after she became a party in a civil lawsuit. “I try to remember how awful it felt to be dragged into the legal system,” she says. Downs chairs a task force created by the Florida Supreme Court to ensure that the money received for pro bono services in Florida is deployed in a manner that helps the most low-income litigants possible.
|EDUCATION||University of Florida (BA, JD)|
|SOMETHING SURPRISING||I play the ukulele and sing.|
|FLORIDA ISSUE||Ultimately, water. The management of excess water in the wrong places and the shortage of water in the right places, together with keeping our water clean and usable|
|RESOLUTION KEPT||Not saying ‘I’m sorry’ over silly little things and saying ‘I’m sorry’ when I should and when it matters|
|FAVORITE VACATION||Myanmar, visiting Buddhist temples|
|STAYING FIT||I don’t!|