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Advises the County Commission on issues related to economic development Members serve four year terms.

Brief History of Committee: The reconstitution of the Economic Development Advisory Committee was approved by the County Commission on August 12, 2008. Its purpose is to develop and provide policy recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners for promoting sustainable economic development activities within Alachua County.


Mission Statement: The responsibility of the Economic Development Advisory Committee shall be to develop and provide policy recommendations to the County Commission related to the promotion of sustainable economic development activities within Alachua County.

Note from Chair:
The Economic Development Committee was pleased with its outreach efforts to the municipalities and progress on its work plan. The County is starting to see benefits from large and small economic development capital commitments of the Board. The Committee looks forward to beginning 2024 with new members and challenges.

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Archived Minutes are available at: https://alachuacounty.sharefile.com/d-s992c79f51bd046af8941ac56120a50e4
tjefferson@alachuacounty.us rcassels@alachuacounty.us smclendon@alachuacounty.us
Name Position Term Start Term End Status Appointed By
Arnold, Jeffrey Alachua County Resident 10 Jan 2023 30 Sep 2025 Active BoCC
Bruce, Marlon Alachua County Resident 10 Jan 2023 30 Sep 2025 Active BoCC
Bush, Carrie UF Representative 11 Apr 2024 27 Apr 2028 Active BoCC
Carnevale, Michael Actively engaged with economic development organizations 13 Sep 2022 30 Sep 2026 Active BoCC
James, Linda Alachua County Resident 13 Sep 2022 25 Sep 2025 Active BoCC
Lee, Patricia Citizen at Large 01 Mar 2024 03 Mar 2025 Active BoCC
Smith, Rick City of Gainesville Representative 01 Jan 2024 29 Oct 2026 Active BoCC
Todd, Tracey Alachua County Resident 12 Oct 2021 30 Sep 2025 Active BoCC
Welker, Elliott Actively engaged with economic development organizations 12 Oct 2021 30 Sep 2025 Active BoCC
Wisener, David Actively engaged with economic development organizations 01 Mar 2024 22 Oct 2026 Active BOCC

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