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Economic Opportunity Advisory Council

 Staff Contact
Helga van Eckert, Economic Opportunity Executive Director; telephone 386/313-4071; email .

Responsibilities
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.  

  • 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.

Membership
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
  • At-Large
  • Agriculture
  • Marketing
  • Manufacturer
  • Industrial Park Developer / General Contractor / Commercial Realtor
  • Hi-tech Business

Members

 Member

 Appointment

 Expiration

 Commissioner Nate McLaughlin

12/7//2015

11/30/2016

 Robert F. Cahill

11/30/2015

11/30/2018

 Wanda Clegg

11/07/2012

11/30/2015

 Greg Federline

11/30/2013

         11/30/2016
 Mike Gill

11/30/2014

11/30/2017

Bob Alex

11/30/2013

11/30/2016

 Joseph A. Marotti

11/17/2014

11/30/2017

 James Ulsamer

11/30/2014

11/30/2017

 Frank Zedar

11/30/2013

11/30/2016


Read the summary biographies for the Council Members.

Meeting Schedule
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.


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