X

News

26Nov

New Vacancy On the Industrial Development Authority Board

News | 0 Comments | | Return

A vacancy has recently opened on the Industrial Development Authority. 
 

In accordance with the Board of County Commissioners’ Policy on Board Appointments, the Board of County Commissioners was notified of the new vacancy on Nov. 26. Currently, the IDA has 14 board members and one vacancy. The Policy on Board Appointments requires, “Approximately two months before any vacancies occur, the Department Head/staff liaison assigned to the committee shall notify the Board of County Commissioners in writing of the upcoming vacancies. The vacancies shall be advertised to the public.”
 

Individuals who are interested in serving on the IDA should submit an application to the County Administrator’s office for future consideration. The IDA and BOCC will consider applications after the expiration of the two-month notification period, which ends January 26, 2019.

IDA members serve four-year terms and play an integral part in shaping the county’s current and future economy.

The IDA, as authorized by Florida Statute 159.44 – 159.53, is responsible for financing projects for the public purposes described in the Florida Industrial Development Financing Act and by Florida Statute and for fostering the economic development of the county.

IDA board members also serve concurrent terms on the Highlands County Economic Development Commission, which is the nonprofit component of economic development efforts in Highlands County.

The authority strives to maintain a cross-section of the county's business community with members representing real estate, law, banking, communications, health care, agriculture, manufacturing, distribution and logistics, aviation, development, education, insurance, construction, utilities, workforce, and engineering.

Applicants must be electors of Highlands County and may not serve on more than three County Commission committees simultaneously, provided only one of the committees has final decision making authority.

To apply, submit completed applications to Michelle Drake, mdrake@hcbcc.org and Taylor Benson, tbenson@hcbcc.org. Applications are available here on the Board & Team page of this website or by contacting Drake by email or telephone, 863-402-6517. For questions about the IDA, contact Taylor Benson, Highlands County Economic Development Manager, at 863-402-6924 or tbenson@hcbcc.org.

About the Author

Related

November Economic Development Updates

November Economic Development Updates

Free and low cost up coming seminars and trainings, recently announced SBA Federal disaster response...

Read More >
Pending Vacancy on Industrial Development Authority Board

Pending Vacancy on Industrial Development Authority Board

A current board member's term is set to expire on September 30, 2018. In accordance with the Boa...

Read More >
SBA Monthly Webinars

SBA Monthly Webinars

Upcoming Webinars - January 2020

Read More >

Highlands County Economic Development Updates - September 2018

New site for business disaster resources, Business financing seminar, IDA/EDC September meeting, Gra...

Read More >
DEO Highlands County Roundtable

DEO Highlands County Roundtable

96 p{ margin:10px 0; padding:0; } table{ border-collapse:collapse; } h1,h...

Read More >
USDA Implements up to $2.36 Billion to Help Agricultural Producers Recover after 2017 Hurricanes and Wildfires

USDA Implements up to $2.36 Billion to Help Agricultural Producers Recover after 2017 Hurricanes and Wildfires

WASHINGTON, April 6, 2018 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S....

Read More >


OUR MISSION

Enhance the quality of life in Highlands County by attracting a diversity of new businesses; increasing industrial investment while facilitating the retention and successful expansion of existing business and industry.

Keep In Touch

Economic Development
Highlands County Board of County Commissioners
(E)
economicdevelopment@highlandsfl.gov
(P) 863.402.6906
(F) 863.402.6651