Economic Opportunity Advisory Council
The duties listed below shall be the charge of the Economic Opportunity Advisory Council. Although charged to the Council, the actual performance of many of the tasks listed shall be through the Executive Director or consultants with the creativity, guidance, and oversight and economic outreach provided by the Council. Staff ContactHelga van Eckert, Economic Opportunity Executive Director; telephone 386/313-4071; email
Development of policies and programs/courses of action designed to attract new businesses and to facilitate the expansion/retention of existing businesses that create quality jobs and diversify our community tax base.
Preparation of the community for potential prospects to include the encouragement of the development of sites and buildings suitable for targeted business growth.
Collect, update and disseminate accurate community information.
Prepare quality marketing materials and messages and conducting marketing to potential community prospects.
Screening of potential economic prospects
Representation of the County economically with the State of Florida and other outside economic development organizations.
Coordination with all private and public community partners related to economic development.
Monthly, quarterly, and annual reports to the Board of County Commissioners and the public.
Preparation of an annual budget, annual work plans with measureable benchmarks, and long-range strategic plans for accomplishing these missions.
Recommend to the County Administrator or the BOCC on the hiring and firing of the Economic Development Executive Director.
Update the County's Economic Development Strategy Plan as necessary and provide input into the County’s Comprehensive Plan Economic Development Element.
The EOAC shall act in an advisory capacity only and shall have no legislative or quasi-judicial powers or authority.
The Economic Opportunity Advisory Council shall consist of nine (9) members selected by the Flagler County Board of County Commissioners. The council shall be comprised of members, with expertise/experience in areas listed below, preferably with some economic development experience:
County Commission Chairman or Designee
Finance/Investment Banking/Angel Investment
Industrial Park Developer / General Contractor / Commercial Realtor
Commissioner Nate McLaughlin
Robert F. Cahill
Joseph A. Marotti
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for the Council Members.
This committee generally meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at 9:00 a.m. in the Board Chambers, 1769 E. Moody Blvd., Bldg. 2, Bunnell, FL 32110. The 2016 meeting schedule is available.