Suncoast Connector Task Force

About

The mission of the Suncoast Connector Task Force is to evaluate the Suncoast Connector corridor, which extends from Citrus County to Jefferson County. The task force will work in coordination with the Florida Department of Transportation to address the need for the corridor and its potential economic and environmental impacts.

The task force may consider and recommend innovative ways to combine right-of-way acquisition with the acquisition of lands or easements to facilitate environmental mitigation or ecosystem, wildlife habitat or water quality protection or restoration. The task force will specifically study how project design and land acquisition can mitigate the impact of construction on the water quality and quantity of springs, rivers and aquifer recharge areas; agricultural land uses; and wildlife habitat.

The task force will summarize the results of its analysis in a final report by October 1, 2020.

Task Force Members

 

Organization

Member Name/Title

 

State Agencies/Commissions/Partnerships

Florida Department of Transportation

Greg Evans, District Two Secretary

Bio
Greg Evans, District Two Secretary Florida Department of Transportation

Greg has represented the agency in Northeast Florida since February of 2012. Greg is responsible for the day-to-day administrative, planning, production and operations activities for 18 counties, covering nearly 12,000 square miles from the Florida-Georgia border, south to Putnam, Levy and Alachua counties and from the Gulf to the Atlantic Ocean.

His territory includes the challenging but beautiful area known as Paynes Prairie and Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park. Hurricane Irma created an evacuation challenge for the area due to flooding over Payne’s Prairie and US 441. Greg successfully managed our state’s first use of Limited Emergency Shoulder Use in evacuations during Hurricane Irma. Greg’s district is home to FDOT’s FDOTree program, to promote communication and community involvement of our landscaping program in the area.

Greg has more than 25 years of experience in the management and operations of public infrastructure.

Florida Department of Transportation

Jason Peters, District Three Director of Operations

Bio
Jason Peters, District Three Director of Operations Florida Department of Transportation

Jason Peters is a Professional Engineer with 31 years of service with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). Jason earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Auburn University and began his career with the Department in the P.E. Training Program. Over the years, he has served approximately 17 years in the office of Roadway Design which includes 8 years as the Consultant Project Manager. In 2007, Mr. Peters was appointed as the District Intermodal Systems Development Manager until September 2011 when he was appointed as the Director of Transportation Development. In April 2016, he became the Director of Transportation Operations.

Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Chris Stahl, State Clearinghouse Coordinator

Bio
Chris Stahl, State Clearinghouse Coordinator Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Chris has worked for the Department of Environmental Protection since 2004. He is currently the State Clearinghouse Coordinator and DEP’s ETDM ETAT member. Past duties within the Department have included evaluating proposed land use changes, compliance & enforcement and environmental resource permitting. He has served on several FTP/SIS Steering Committees, as well as various past corridor planning efforts. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Mississippi State and a Master’s Degree from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

Brian McManus, Chief of Staff

Bio
Brian McManus, Chief of Staff Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

Brian McManus is the Chief of Staff for the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO). Brian has extensive experience in state government, with a robust background in strategic problem solving, legislative affairs and policy making. Prior to DEO, he served in multiple positions in the Florida Senate, as the Deputy Legislative Director for the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice and as the Legislative Director for the Florida Department of Community Affairs. Brian received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science from Florida State University.

Florida Department of Education

Mary Cross, Assistant District Administrator, Division of Blind Services

Florida Department of Health

Paul D. Myers, Administrator, Alachua County

Bio
Paul D. Myers, Administrator, Alachua County Florida Department of Health

Paul Myers relies on over 30 years of public health experience in his role as Administrator for the Florida Department of Health in Alachua County. He started at DOH-Alachua in 1988 as an Environmental Health Inspector, was promoted to Environmental Supervisor in 1994, and then became the Environmental Health and Epidemiology Director in 2000. In 2008, he became the Assistant Director for DOH-Alachua until he became its Administrator in 2012. Paul also served as Interim Administrator for DOH-Gadsden in 2011, restoring stability and providing a framework for its continued improvement.

In 2014 and into 2015, Paul served as Interim Deputy Secretary for County Health Systems providing leadership and guidance to the DOH’s 67 County Health Departments (CHDs) throughout the state. In 2016, he was permanently appointed to this role and served in that expanded capacity until January of 2019.

Having returned fully to his role as Administrator for DOH-Alachua, Paul continues to ensure the effective provision of Public Health Clinical Care, Environmental Health, Communicable Disease, and Emergency Response services to residents and visitors in Alachua County. As the leader of a “hub” county, Paul leads the largest operational consortium in the DOH system providing North Central Florida CHD’s with Information Technology, Human Resource, Fiscal. Legal, Environmental Health and Communicable Disease services.

Paul has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences and a Master's of Science degree in Environmental Engineering, both from the University of Florida.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Chris Wynn, North Central Regional Director

Bio
Chris Wynn, North Central Regional Director Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Chris Wynn is the North Central Regional Director with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). He started with FWC in 2002 as a black bear biologist partnering with the Department of Transportation to reduce wildlife-vehicle mortality.

He then served eight years as a wildlife biologist in FWC’s Office of Conservation Planning Services, providing wildlife-related habitat technical assistance and landscape planning to landowners.

Chris earned a Wildlife Biology degree in 2001 from Grand Valley State University, a Master of Business Administration in 2017 from the University of Florida and is a 2012 fellow of the National Conservation Leadership Institute.

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Pegeen Hanrahan, Former Mayor, City of Gainesville

Bio
Pegeen Hanrahan, Former Mayor, City of Gainesville Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Pegeen Hanrahan is a registered Professional Engineer and Southeast Conservation Finance Director for the Trust for Public Land. A native and lifelong resident, she served Gainesville, Florida as its Mayor from 2004-2010, and as a City Commissioner from 1996-2002, term limited twice. Pegeen has nearly 30 years of experience in environmental remediation, public participation, private sector engineering, land conservation and local government finance.

Pegeen has served as President of the Florida League of Mayors, Chair of the Alachua County Library District and Alachua County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), and serves on the boards of the University of Florida’s Bob Graham Center for Public Service, Florida State University’s LeRoy Collins Institute, the Mayors’ Innovation Project, the Wagmore Foundation, Florida Conservation Voters, and Alachua Conservation Trust.

Florida Public Service Commission

Mark Futrell, Deputy Executive Director – Technical

Bio
Mark Futrell, Deputy Executive Director – Technical Florida Public Service Commission

Mark has served the Florida Public Service Commission since 1990 in various capacities. Since 2016, he has served as the Deputy Executive Director over the technical staff in the Divisions of Accounting & Finance, Engineering, Economics, and the Office of Industry Development and Market Analysis. In this position, Mark provides direction and leadership for the technical staff and advises the Executive Director in all technical issues pending or presently before the Commission.

Prior to accepting his present position, Mark had responsibilities in legislative activities, and with the industries over which the Commission has regulatory authority, including electric, natural gas, water and wastewater, and telecommunications. Specifically, he had responsibilities involving federal energy rulemaking, including carbon regulation, electric utility rate cases, power plant need determination proceedings, ten-year site plans, conservation goals proceedings, renewable energy initiatives.

Mark served the Governor’s Energy Office from 1986-1990.

Mark holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration-Finance, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration.

Enterprise Florida

Eric Anderson, Director of Rural and Agriculture Development

Bio
Eric Anderson, Director of Rural and Agriculture Development Enterprise Florida

Eric Anderson works as the director of rural and agricultural development for Enterprise Florida, Inc., the state’s principal economic development organization. Enterprise Florida is a public-private partnership responsible for leading statewide economic development efforts. Working with its 67 stakeholders, utility partners and business leaders across the state, Enterprise Florida works to grow and diversify the state’s rural and agricultural economies through job creation.

In his role, Eric provides support and guidance to Florida’s 36 rural communities, facilitating economic growth through business retention and expansion, and helps with residential entrepreneurship, regionalism and business attraction. As director of rural and agricultural development, he will play an instrumental role in connecting residents, constituents and stakeholders to the resources and assistance they need to grow their regions

Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation

Chris Lee, Field Office Manager – North Florida

Bio
Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation Chris Lee, Field Office Manager – North Florida

I have worked with the DBPR for 27 years, with the past 18 years being with the Division of Regulation and oversee the investigations / inspections of (4) field offices in North Florida; from Pensacola to Jacksonville. Our Division licenses and regulates contractors (amongst many other disciplines) and most of our work centers around the regulation of those contractors. An additional designated duty of mine is to oversee and liaison with the Department of Emergency Management after significant storms / hurricanes. After the storms; investigators in our division, along with FEMA and County personnel provide Physical Damage Assessments of property to DEM and FEMA in an effort to help those Departments have the necessary information to determine whether a disaster will be declared by FEMA. I coordinate and help provide training to our (10) field offices for this process. As you know, Florida has been hit with many hurricanes / storms since the early 90s and I have been involved with the rebuild of many communities throughout Florida.

CareerSource Florida

Diane Head, Executive Director of CareerSource North Florida

Volunteer Florida

Audrey Kidwell, Volunteer Generation Fund Program Manager

Bio
Audrey Kidwell, Volunteer Generation Fund Program Manager Volunteer Florida

Audrey Kidwell, Volunteer Florida, is the program manager for the Volunteer Generation Fund, a program increases the capacity of organizations to recruit, manage, support and retain skills-based volunteers. She has served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Burkina Faso, West Africa, and an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer at the Butler Center for Volunteer Service and Leadership. Audrey has 10+ years working with recruiting and managing volunteers. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Studies from the University of Southern Indiana and her Master’s in Community & Social Change at the University of Miami.

 

Water Management Districts

Northwest Florida WMD

Lyle Seigler, Regulatory Division Director

Suwannee River WMD

Ashley Stefanik, Professional Engineer, Office of Engineering/ERP

Bio
Ashley Stefanik, Professional Engineer, Office of Engineering/ERP Suwannee River WMD

“Ashley Stefanik is a professional engineer with 10 years of experience in the public sector. Stefanik oversees the District’s permitting and compliance sections that support the Environmental Resource Permit and Works of the District Permit programs. Stefanik began her career with the District in 2017 as a review engineer and is serving the District’s Resource Management Division as a professional engineer. Stefanik worked at FDOT from 2010 until joining the District in 2017 to serve in the Environmental Resource Permit Regulation Division. Stefanik is a Florida licensed professional engineer with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Florida.”

Southwest Florida WMD

Michelle Hopkins, Regulation Division Director

Bio
Southwest Florida WMD Michelle Hopkins, Regulation Division Director

Michelle Hopkins is a water resources engineer with more than 30 years of experience in both the private and public sector. As director of the Southwest Florida Water Management District Regulation Division, Hopkins oversees the District’s permitting and compliance sections that support the Environmental Resource Permit, Water Use Permit and Well Construction Permit programs. Hopkins began her career with the District in 1990 as a review engineer, and from there, she served the District’s Regulation Division as a staff engineer, professional engineer and surface water manager. Hopkins worked in the private sector from 2006 until rejoining the District in January 2012 to serve as the Environmental Resource Permit Bureau Chief in the Regulation Division, and was appointed Director of the Regulation Division in July 2019. Hopkins is a Florida licensed professional engineer with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of South Florida.

 

Metropolitan Planning Organizations

Hernando/Citrus MPO

The Hon. Jeff Kinnard, Chair
Chair, Citrus County Board of County Commissioners

Bio
The Hon. Jeff Kinnard, Chair
Chair, Citrus County Board of County Commissioners
Hernando/Citrus MPO

Dr. Kinnard was elected to the Citrus County Board of County Commissioners in 2016. He also past-president of the Citrus County Chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association.

Capital Region TPA

The Hon. Kristin Dozier, Board Member
Commissioner, Leon County Board of County Commissioners

Bio
The Hon. Kristin Dozier, Board Member
Commissioner, Leon County Board of County Commissioners
Florida Internet & Television Association

Commissioner Kristin Dozier is serving her third term as a Leon County Commissioner. She was first elected to the Commission in 2010 and re-elected without opposition in 2014 and 2018. In 2013, her fellow Commissioners elected her to serve as Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners for 2013-2014. Since taking office, Kristin has taken on numerous board and committee assignments and is a past-Chair and current member of the Apalachee Regional Planning Council (ARPC), the Leon County Research & Development Authority (LCRDA) and the Capital Region Transportation Planning Agency (CRTPA). Prior to her election, Kristin spent 11 years at Mad Dog Construction, holding several positions including Green Building Advisor and Vice President.

 

Regional Planning Councils

Tampa Bay RPC

The Hon. Ronald E. Kitchen, Jr., Chair
Commissioner, Citrus County Board of County Commissioners

Bio
The Hon. Ronald E. Kitchen, Jr., Chair
Commissioner, Citrus County Board of County Commissioners
Tampa Bay RPC

Commissioner Ronald Kitchen Jr. was elected to the Citrus County Commission in 2014 and re-elected in 2018. Prior to his election to the Commission he served as Mayor of Crystal River, Florida for ten years. His background includes a career in business and business ownership for many years prior to his election as commissioner.

The Commissioner has served on many different boards and committees, including representing Citrus County on the Tampa Bay Area Transportation Authority (TBARTA) board and the Hernando Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). Currently he serves as Chairman of both the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council (TBRPC) and Citrus County Tourist Development Council (TDC).

Commissioner Kitchen has a bachelor’s degree in Business from Liberty University.

Apalachee RPC

Chris Rietow, Executive Director

Bio
Chris Rietow, Executive Director Apalachee RPC

Chris Rietow has served as the Executive Director of the Apalachee Regional Planning Council (ARPC) since October of 2013. The ARPC’s nine-county region includes Jackson, Calhoun, Gulf, Gadsden, Liberty, Franklin, Leon, Wakulla and Jefferson counties along with 28 municipalities. Chris has lived in Tallahassee since 1992. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology (1997) and a Master of Science in Planning from Florida State University (2000). He began at the ARPC as an economic development/growth management planner before transitioning to emergency management planning. He currently serves on the boards of the Capital Region Transportation Planning Agency, the National Association of Development Organizations, the Southeast Regional Directors Institute, the Florida Greenways and Trails Council and the State Emergency Response Commission. Additionally, he serves as Chair of the Florida Regional Councils Association Executive Directors Advisory Council and Co-Chair of the Northwest Florida Forward Quality of Place Council. When away from work, he enjoys camping, mountain biking, kayak fishing, hiking and spending time with his wife and two daughters.

North Central Florida RPC

Scott Koons, Executive Director

 

Community Individual or Member of a Nonprofit Organization

Florida Chamber of Commerce

Christopher Emmanuel, Director of Infrastructure and Governance Policy

Florida Trucking Association

Ken Armstrong, President / CEO

Bio
Ken Armstrong, President / CEO Florida Trucking Association

As President and CEO of the Florida Trucking Association (FTA), Dr. Kenneth Armstrong helps the organization elevate the image and issues of the state’s trucking industry in political, regulatory and business arenas. Dr. Armstrong is a veteran of the nonprofit sector, and FTA is the fourth institution where he has served as chief executive officer. Much of his career has been in resource development; organizations under his leadership have raised a quarter billion dollars.

During his 5+ years at FTA, membership has increased by 88%, sponsorships and contributions by 260%, dues revenue by 79%, and attendance at their annual conference by 96%.

In past roles, he worked with such national figures as Bill Gates, Carol Burnett, Jeb Bush, Jimmy Buffett and Roger Staubach on major gift and community development. He brings these skills to the FTA to enhance its business contacts and community involvement.

Ken most recently led the United Way of the Big Bend for 16 years. He has served on almost 20 community boards and coalitions, and continues to have deep roots in the community and a great passion for the organizations that improve lives locally.

Florida Rural Water Association

Randy Wilkerson, Public Works Director, City of Chiefland

Florida Internet & Television Association

Chris Bailey, State Government Affairs Director, Charter Communications

Bio
Chris Bailey, State Government Affairs Director, Charter Communications Florida Internet & Television Association

Chris Bailey serves as the Director of State Government Affairs for Charter Communications in Florida’s central-west region. Charter, branded as Spectrum, is America’s fastest growing TV, internet and voice company. The organization is committed to integrating the highest quality service with superior entertainment and communications products. Charter is at the intersection of technology and entertainment, facilitating essential communications that connect more than 28 million residential and business customers in 41 states. The bedrock of Charter’s business strategy is their commitment to serving customers and exceeding their expectations. This philosophy guides its 98,000 employees.

Florida Economic Development Council

Susan Ramsey, CEO, Integrity Professional Services

Bio
Susan Ramsey, CEO, Integrity Professional Services Florida Economic Development Council

Susan is the CEO of Integrity Professional Services, a consultant company focusing on economic development services, agri-business and business management/workforce consulting. Susan has over 10 years experience in economic development in North Florida and serves on the FEDC Board as a Regional Director.

Florida Farm Bureau Federation

Charles Shinn, Director of Government & Community Affairs

Bio
Charles Shinn, Director of Government & Community Affairs Florida Farm Bureau Federation

Charles Shinn is the Director of Government and Community Affairs for Florida Farm Bureau Federation. In his position, Charles represents the Farm Bureau and agricultural community on water, natural resources, and growth management issues. Charles also works with state and federal agencies including the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Additionally, he serves as a representative for the agriculture industry on local government issues throughout Florida.

Charles received his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Master of Agriculture degrees from the University of Florida.

Florida Gateway College

Dr. Lawrence Barrett, President

Bio
Dr. Lawrence Barrett, President Florida Gateway College

Dr. Lawrence Barrett is the President of Florida Gateway College (FGC) one of the 28 State Colleges of Florida that serves the following counties, Baker, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrest and Union Counties. FGC has two satellite centers located in both Dixies and Gilchrest Counties.

North Florida Community College

John Grosskopf, President

Bio
John Grosskopf, President North Florida Community College

John has served as President of North Florida College since 2008. NFC is located in Madison and Live Oak, Florida and serves the following counties: Madison, Suwannee, Taylor, Hamilton, Lafayette, and Jefferson. President Grosskopf’s focus has been to advance the educational experience offered in his rural six-county district and create a welcoming environment that is ready to propel its students and staff toward success. Following legislative issues that affect our region are a top priority of his role at North Florida College.

 

Environmental Groups

1000 Friends of Florida

Thomas Hawkins, Former Policy & Planning Director

Bio
Thomas Hawkins, Former Policy & Planning Director 1000 Friends of Florida

Thomas Hawkins is a lecturer in the University of Florida’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning and is program director of the department’s online master’s degree program. Prior to joining the university faculty, Thomas provided legislative, legal, and planning analysis for 1000 Friends of Florida. Thomas has served as a Gainesville City Commissioner, has a law degree from the Emory University School of Law, has a Master of Science in Real Estate from the Hough Graduate School of Business, is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, and is a member of the Florida Bar.

Audubon Florida

Charles Lee, Director of Advocacy

Bio
Charles Lee, Director of Advocacy Audubon Florida

Employed for 47 years by the Florida Audubon Society & Audubon Florida, the state’s oldest and largest environmental organization. Knowledgeable and accomplished in the management of non-profit organizations concerned with protection of the environment and natural resources. Known and respected by political figures, government officials, and business leaders both within Florida and at the national level.

Defenders of Wildlife

Kent Wimmer, Senior Northwest Florida Representative

Bio
Kent Wimmer, Senior Northwest Florida Representative Defenders of Wildlife

Kent Wimmer is Defenders of Wildlife’s Senior Representative based in Northwest Florida. He helps lead Defenders’ efforts for planning and advocating for conservation of wildlife habitats and landscapes through land conservation planning, transportation planning and growth management. He built and maintains a public web map application highlighting the natural and cultural resources within the three M-CORES planning areas. Kent is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and earned an M.S. in Environmental Planning from Florida State University and a B.S. in Natural Resources from Ball State University.

The Nature Conservancy

Janet Bowman, Senior Policy Advisor

Bio
Janet Bowman, Senior Policy Advisor The Nature Conservancy

Janet Bowman is Senior Policy Advisor for the Florida Chapter of the Nature Conservancy where she focuses on state governmental affairs, Gulf of Mexico restoration and climate policy. She has also served as Legal Director of 1000 Friends of Florida, attorney for the Senate Community Affairs Committee and the Legislative Committee on Intergovernmental Relations, and Senior Attorney for the Department of Environmental Protection.

She is a past Chair of the Environmental and Land Use Law Section of the Florida Bar and a frequent speaker on conservation policy topics. In 2018, she served as an adjunct professor at Florida State College of Law teaching environmental law. She received her J.D. from the Florida State University College of Law, and her B.A. from New College of Florida.

 

Local Government Officials

Local governments in Citrus County

The Hon. Scott Carnahan, 2nd Vice Chairman, Citrus County Board of County Commissioners

Local governments in Levy County

The Hon. Matt Brooks, Chair, Levy County Board of County Commissioners

Local governments in Dixie County

The Hon. Mark Hatch, Chair, Dixie County Board of County Commissioners

Local governments in Taylor County

The Hon. Pam Feagle, Chair, Taylor County Board of County Commissioners

Bio
The Hon. Pam Feagle, Chair, Taylor County Board of County Commissioners Local governments in Taylor County

I am a Taylor County Fl County Commissioner, elected in 2010, reelected in 2014 and 2018, I have been the chair of our board 4 years, 3 of which have been in succession the past 3 years. I previously served on the Perry Fl City Council, serving 1 year as mayor. I have initiated many projects including the construction of a Veterans Memorial Park, renovation of a large community center and construction of another new community center. I am currently spearheading the renovation of Taylor County’s only beachfront park. I am retired from 28 years in the health field. I look forward to serving on the M-Cores Suncoast Task Force.

Local governments in Jefferson County

The Hon. Betsy Barfield, Commissioner, Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners

Bio
The Hon. Betsy Barfield, Commissioner, Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners Local governments in Jefferson County

Betsy Barfield – Jefferson County – only county in the State of Florida with no traffic signal – population 15/K.

County Commissioner since 2010. Serves on the local MPO for Jefferson, Gadsden, Leon, Wakulla & City of Tallahassee, and their associated municipalities. Also serves on Jefferson’s Community Traffic Safety Team, guiding all things transportation.

Professional photographer by trade.

Local governments in Gilchrist County

The Hon. Todd Gray, Chair, Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners

Bio
The Hon. Todd Gray, Chair, Gilchrist County Board of County Commissioners Local governments in Gilchrist County

Elected in 2012, Commissioner Gray serves the citizens of Gilchrist County, a rural county of 17,000 residents with agriculture, nature-based tourism and solar energy production as the primary economic drivers. Commissioner Gray was also recently appointed Chairman of the North Florida Economic Development Partnership (NFEDP) which encompasses 14 rural / emerging counties in North Central Florida. Commissioner Gray has spent his entire career in the commercial construction industry, and serves as President of Gray Construction Services, based in Trenton, Florida. Commissioner Gray and his wife Cindy are proud parents of eight children, and five grandchildren.

Local governments in Lafayette County

The Hon. Anthony Adams, Chair, Lafayette County Board of County Commissioners

Bio
The Hon. Anthony Adams, Chair, Lafayette County Board of County Commissioners Local governments in Lafayette County

Commissioner Adams is serving in his second term as County Commissioner and is the Board Chair. He also serves as a member at large on the board of directors of the Florida Association of Counties as well as the Small County Coalition. Commissioner Adams is a member of the Executive Committee of the North Central Florida Regional Planning Council and also serves on the board of the Florida Foundation Seed Producers Association. Commissioner Adams is employed with Mayo Fertilizer in the position of Senior Vice President and has been with the company for twenty three years.

Local governments in Madison County

Sherilyn Pickles, Interim County Manager, Madison County

Bio
Sherilyn Pickles, Interim County Manager, Madison County Local governments in Madison County

 

Upcoming Events

Jul 21, 2020 · Suncoast Corridor Task Force Meeting #6
July 21, 2020, 9:30 am – 4 pm


TBD · Suncoast Corridor Task Force Meeting #7 - Postponed

TBD

Date and Location TBD

TBD · Suncoast Corridor Task Force Meeting #8 - Postponed

TBD

Date and Location TBD

TBD · Public comment period on draft report recommendation (Mid-September to Mid-October)

TBD

TBD · Suncoast Corridor Task Force Meeting #9 - Postponed

TBD

Date and Location TBD

Nov 15, 2020 · Submit Task Force Reports to Governor and Legislature
November 15, 2020, 12 am – 11:59 pm
TBD
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Past Events

Jun 23, 2020 · Suncoast Corridor Virtual Meeting #4
June 23, 2020, 9:30 am – 12 pm

Presentations

Suncoast Corridor Virtual Meeting 4 Presentation 1 MB PDF Download
TBD · Suncoast Corridor Community Open House - Postponed

TBD

Jun 09, 2020 · Suncoast Corridor Webinar #3
June 9, 2020, 9:30 am – 12 pm

Presentations

Suncoast Corridor Webinar #3 Presentation 1 MB PDF Download

Documents

Suncoast Corridor Webinar #3 Task Force Summary Work Plan 217 KB PDF Download
Suncoast Corridor Webinar #3 Panelists 963 KB PDF Download
TBD · Suncoast Corridor Community Open House - Postponed

TBD

In an abundance of caution and a focus on the safety, health and well-being of Florida’s residents, the Community Open House for the Suncoast Corridor scheduled on May 18 has been postponed.

While these events are postponed, FDOT encourages the public to submit comments anytime to FDOT.Listens@dot.state.fl.us.

The department is constantly monitoring the situation and will communicate any changes in the schedule as they are available via social media, email notifications, and on FloridaMCORES.com.

TBD · Suncoast Corridor Community Open House - Postponed

TBD

In an abundance of caution and a focus on the safety, health and well-being of Florida’s residents, the Community Open House for the Suncoast Corridor scheduled on May 14 has been postponed.

While these events are postponed, FDOT encourages the public to submit comments anytime to FDOT.Listens@dot.state.fl.us.

The department is constantly monitoring the situation and will communicate any changes in the schedule as they are available via social media, email notifications, and on FloridaMCORES.com.

May 12, 2020 · Suncoast Corridor Webinar #2
May 12, 2020, 9:30 am – 12 pm

Presentations

Suncoast Corridor Webinar #2 Presentation 6 MB PDF Download

Documents

Suncoast Corridor Webinar #2 Panelist 265 KB PDF Download
TBD · Suncoast Corridor Community Open House - Postponed

TBD

In an abundance of caution and a focus on the safety, health and well-being of Florida’s residents, the Community Open House for the Suncoast Corridor scheduled on May 4 has been postponed.

While these events are postponed, FDOT encourages the public to submit comments anytime to FDOT.Listens@dot.state.fl.us.

The department is constantly monitoring the situation and will communicate any changes in the schedule as they are available via social media, email notifications, and on FloridaMCORES.com.

Apr 30, 2020 · Suncoast Corridor Webinar
April 30, 2020, 9:30 am – 12 pm

Presentations

Suncoast Corridor Webinar Presentation 2 MB PDF Download
Apr 17, 2020 · Suncoast Corridor Task Force Meeting #5
April 17, 2020, 12 am – 11:59 pm

In an abundance of caution and with a focus on the safety, health and well-being of Florida’s residents and Task Force members, Task Force Meeting #5 for the Suncoast Corridor on March 24 was not held in person.

At this time, CDC guidance related to COVID-19 and State Executive Orders continues to encourage social distancing. In order to provide Task Force Members and the public the presentations and utility panel discussion from Task Force Meeting #5, pre-recorded modules were created. The pre-recorded modules can be found in the presentations link.

FDOT encourages the public to submit comments anytime to FDOT.Listens@dot.state.fl.us.

The department is constantly monitoring the situation and will communicate any changes in the schedule as they are available via social media, email notifications, and on FloridaMCORES.com.

Webinars or virtual sessions have been introduced to help continue Task Force activities and conversations. Live public commenting will be made available. Recordings of the webinars will also be available on the website referenced above.

 




Presentations

Suncoast Corridor Task Force Meeting #5 Virtual Meeting Presentation 5 MB PDF Download

Documents

Suncoast Corridor Task Force Meeting #5 Virtual Meeting Member Materials 7 MB PDF Download
TBD · Suncoast Corridor Community Open House - Postponed

TBD

Out of an abundance of caution, the Florida Department of Transportation has postponed tonight’s M-CORES Suncoast Corridor Community Open House. This event will be rescheduled at a future to-be-determined date. Public comments are always welcome, please send your comments to our inbox—FDOT.Listens@dot.state.fl.us.

The Florida Department of Health provides up-to-date information on COVID-19, visit http://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/COVID-19/ for more information.

Feb 11, 2020 · Suncoast Corridor Task Force Meeting #4
February 11, 2020, 10 am – 4 pm

Presentations

Next Steps 247 KB PDF Download
Suncoast Corridor Task Force Meeting #4 Presentation 10 MB PDF Download

Documents

Suncoast Connector Task Force Meeting #4 – Notes 564 KB PDF Download
00 – Table of Contents 114 KB PDF Download
01 – Agenda 170 KB PDF Download
02 – Task Force Revised Work plan 161 KB PDF Download
03 – Task Force and Community Open House Meeting Location and Schedule 459 KB PDF Download
04 – Task Force Members List 173 KB PDF Download
05 – Task Force Engagement Plan 473 KB PDF Download
06 – Introducing M-CORES Handout 485 KB PDF Download
07 – Suncoast Corridor Study Area Handout 962 KB PDF Download
08 – Suncoast Corridor Overview Map 776 KB PDF Download
09 – Florida Ecological Greenways Network Map 820 KB PDF Download
10 – Economic Development Regional Trends 522 KB PDF Download
11 – Economic Development Policies Suncoast 2 MB PDF Download
12 – Panel Member Biographies 156 KB PDF Download
13 – Existing Rail Infrastructure Map 807 KB PDF Download
14 – Existing Transit Infrastructure Map 765 KB PDF Download
15 – Existing Trail Infrastructure Map 788 KB PDF Download
16 Comprehensive Plan Amendment Process Chart 60 KB PDF Download
18 – Glossary 178 KB PDF Download
19 – Draft Guiding Principles Summary 146 KB PDF Download
20 – Draft Guiding Principles Worksheet 787 KB PDF Download
21 – Draft Avoidance Areas Maps 493 KB PDF Download
22 – Draft List of Avoidance Areas Features 952 KB PDF Download
23 – Meeting Evaluation Form 151 KB PDF Download
24 – Restaurant Handout 71 KB PDF Download
Jan 30, 2020 · Suncoast Corridor Community Open House
January 30, 2020, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Materials

M-CORES – Suncoast Corridor Handout 1 MB PDF Download
M-CORES – The Suncoast Corridor Study Area 962 KB PDF Download
Jan 28, 2020 · Suncoast Corridor Community Open House
January 28, 2020, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Materials

M-CORES – Suncoast Corridor Handout 1 MB PDF Download
M-CORES – The Suncoast Corridor Study Area 962 KB PDF Download
Jan 27, 2020 · Suncoast Corridor Community Open House
January 27, 2020, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Materials

M-CORES – Suncoast Corridor Handout 1 MB PDF Download
M-CORES – The Suncoast Corridor Study Area 962 KB PDF Download
Dec 19, 2019 · Suncoast Connector Community Open House
December 19, 2019, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Dec 17, 2019 · Suncoast Connector Task Force Meeting #3
December 17, 2019, 9 am

Watch the 12/17/19 M-CORES Suncoast Connector Task Force Meeting #3 on Florida Channel

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Presentations

Suncoast Corridor Task Force Meeting 3 Presentation 2 MB PDF Download
Next Steps 229 KB PDF Download

Documents

Suncoast Connector Task Force Meeting #3 – Notes 450 KB PDF Download
Agenda for Suncoast Corridor Task Force Meeting #3 150 KB PDF Download
AMME Definitions 80 KB PDF Download
Community Engagement Schedule BOCC and Local Comission Meetings 86 KB PDF Download
Draft Guiding Principles Matrix for the Suncoast Corridor 942 KB PDF Download
Folder Table of Contents for Suncoast Corridor Task Force Meeting #3 171 KB PDF Download
Guiding Principles Examples from East Central Florida Task Force 137 KB PDF Download
Guiding Principles Examples from Wekiva Basin Area Task Force 137 KB PDF Download
List of Study Area GIS Map Layers 170 KB PDF Download
Local Restaurants for Task Force Meeting #3 144 KB PDF Download
MCORES Acronyms 128 KB PDF Download
MCORES More Than Roads 4 MB PDF Download
MCORES Priorities and Suncoast Corridor Study Area Overvirew 1 MB PDF Download
MCORES Project Development Process 84 KB PDF Download
MCORES Study Area Task Forces 745 KB PDF Download
MCORES Suncoast Corridor Task Force Member Listing 249 KB PDF Download
MCORES Task Force Planning and Project Development 80 KB PDF Download
Panelist Biographies 173 KB PDF Download
Socio Economic Data and GIS Maps for the Suncoast Corridor Study Area 9 MB PDF Download
Suncoast Corridor Meeting Locations for Task Force and Community Open Houses 165 KB PDF Download
Suncoast Task Force Meeting #3 Evaluation Form 97 KB PDF Download
Connected and Automated Vehicles Fact Sheet 622 KB PDF Download
DEP Fact Sheet 184 KB PDF Download
Enterprise Florida – Logistics & Distribution 2 MB PDF Download
FLHSMV Fact Sheet 229 KB PDF Download
Florida Public Service Commission Broadband, Power, Energy 171 KB PDF Download
Freight and Logistics Fact Sheet 1 MB PDF Download
Freight and Passenger Rail Fact Sheet 1 MB PDF Download
FWC Data Resources and References for M-CORES 265 KB PDF Download
Historical Summary of Florida’s Graduation Rate 110 KB PDF Download
Historical Summary of Florida’s Graduation Rate Graph 205 KB PDF Download
MCORE Regional Economic and Data 105 KB PDF Download
Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities Map 2 MB PDF Download
Rural & Family Lands Protection Program Approved Projects 1 MB PDF Download
Rural & Family Lands Protection Program Map 225 KB PDF Download
Shared-Use Nonmotorized (SUN) Trail Fact Sheet 386 KB PDF Download
State Emergency Response Team 150 KB PDF Download
State Forest Map 538 KB PDF Download
State Forests and Ranches Map 556 KB PDF Download
State of Florida Emergency Evacuation Routes 1 MB PDF Download
Strategic Intermodal System (SIS) Fact Sheet 2 MB PDF Download
Oct 24, 2019 · Suncoast Connector Community Open House
October 24, 2019, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Comment stations will be open throughout the open house to provide opportunities to write comments or submit them to a court reporter.

Materials

M-CORES – Project Development Process 88 KB PDF Download
M-CORES – More Than Roads 8 MB PDF Download
Oct 23, 2019 · Suncoast Connector Task Force Meeting #2
October 23, 2019, 10 am – 7 pm

Watch the 10/23/19 M-CORES Suncoast Connector Task Force Meeting #2 on Florida Channel

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Presentations

Roll Call and Safety Briefing 839 KB PDF Download
Meeting 1 Recap & Meeting 2 Objectives 572 KB PDF Download
Overview of Public Comments Summary 1 MB PDF Download
Task Force Members Comments Summary 783 KB PDF Download
GIS Interactive Mapping Tool Demonstration 1 MB PDF Download
Overview of AMME Considerations 1 MB PDF Download
Avoidance & Minimization Considerations 4 MB PDF Download
Next Steps 699 KB PDF Download

Documents

Suncoast Connector Task Force Meeting #2 – Notes 1 MB PDF Download
M-CORES Acronyms 110 KB PDF Download
Meeting Evaluation Form—Task Force Meeting #2 112 KB PDF Download
Task Force Meeting Locations—Suncoast Connector 206 KB PDF Download
Restaurants—Suncoast Connector Task Force Meeting #2 180 KB PDF Download
Task Force Membership List—Suncoast Connector 212 KB PDF Download
Suncoast Connector Map 802 KB PDF Download
M-CORES Study Area Facts 1 MB PDF Download
M-CORES Study Area Counties 1 MB PDF Download
Aug 27, 2019 · Suncoast Connector Task Force Meeting #1
August 27, 2019, 12:30 pm – 4:45 pm

Watch the 8/27/19 M-CORES Suncoast Connector Task Force Meeting #1 on Florida Channel

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Presentations

Suncoast Connector Study Area Considerations 8 MB PDF Download
Suncoast Connector Study Area Overview 4 MB PDF Download
Suncoast Connector Products Work Plan Roles – Afternoon Session 144 KB PDF Download

Documents

Public Sign-In Sheets (redacted) 11 MB PDF Download
Suncoast Connector Task Force Meeting #1 – Notes 347 KB PDF Download
M-CORES Study Area Facts 1 MB PDF Download
M-CORES Study Area Counties 1 MB PDF Download
Summary of CS/SB 7068 616 KB PDF Download
Meeting Evaluation Form—Task Force Meeting #1 524 KB PDF Download
Summary of Relevant Florida Statutes 565 KB PDF Download
Task Force Engagement Plan 588 KB PDF Download
Task Force Preliminary Work Plan 631 KB PDF Download
Suncoast Connector Map 802 KB PDF Download
Task Force Meeting Locations—Suncoast Connector 535 KB PDF Download
Task Force Membership List—Suncoast Connector 528 KB PDF Download
Aug 27, 2019 · Plenary Session
August 27, 2019, 9 am – 11 am

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) launched the Florida Multi-use Corridors of Regional Economic Significance (M-CORES) program at a kick-off event August 27 at the Tampa Convention Center.

Presentations

FDOT Secretary Kevin J. Thibault, P.E., opening remarks 5 MB PDF Download
Overview of Senate Bill 7068 5 MB PDF Download
Overview of Transportation Development and Planning 1 MB PDF Download

Documents

Public Sign-In Sheets (redacted) 11 MB PDF Download
M-CORES Meeting #1 – Plenary Session Notes 257 KB PDF Download
M-CORES Meeting #1 – Legal Questions 331 KB PDF Download

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