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Leon County Research and Development Authority

 
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Responsibility:
Serves as the governing board for Innovation Park. The Board is comprised of prominent business and community leaders that work together to guide the growth and development of the Park.

The mission of the LCRDA at Innovation Park, is to work in affiliation with Florida State University, Florida A&M University, and Tallahassee Community College to promote scientific research and development activities, and foster economic development and broaden the economic base of Leon County, including planning and financing capital projects in the form of a research and development park. 

Created By:
Ch. 159.701, F.S.
CH. 2, Art III Div. 2, Sec. 2-56, Code of Laws (pg. CD2:3)
Ordinance No.16-12
Resolution No. 16-19
TYPE: Decisional Board/Authority 

Appointments:
11 total members:
6 - At-large members appointed by the Board of County Commissioners
1 - Member of the Board of County Commissioners
1 - Mayor of Tallahassee, or designee
3 - Presidents of FAMU, FSU, and TCC, or their designees

The Leon County R&D Authority (LCRDA) Board of Governors has expressed the preference that, whenever possible, its officers (Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer) be elected from the pool of six at-large members. In some instances, at-large Board members may need to serve as officers for as many as three years of their four-year terms. Officers, along with the immediate past Chair, serve on the Executive Committee. The Treasurer serves as Chair of the Budget Committee, member of the Investment Advisory Committee, and attends Audit Committee meetings. All members may be asked to volunteer to serve on other committees as needed (e.g., procurement evaluation committees).  

Terms:
4-year terms, expiring on September 30th. A member of the authority shall be eligible for reappointment per Statute 159.703. Vacancies filled for remainder of unexpired term.  

Eligibility Criteria:
Members must be residents and electors of, or have their principal place of employment in the County.

Members must file a Financial Disclosure Form 1 from the Florida Commission on Ethics within 30 days of being appointed and annually by July 1 thereafter. In addition, when leaving the committee you must file a final Form 1F within 60 days of leaving your public position. The final Form 1F covers the disclosure period between January 1 and your last day of office within that year.  

Schedule:
First Thursday of every other even numbered month at 11:00 am, meets in the Morgan Building at Innovation Park (approx. 2.5 hours). Exceptions to this scheduling will be posted on the website, www.lcrda.org/public-notices/

Other LCRDA meetings:
Executive Committee: Monthly as needed (10-12 times per year), 2.5 hours each
Budget Committee: September (1 time per year), 1-2 hours.
Audit Committee: November and January (2 times per year), 1 hour each
Investment Advisory: November (1 time per year), 1 hour

 

Contact Person/Staff:
Ron Miller, Executive Director
LCRDA
1736 West Paul Dirac Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32310
850-575-0343
email: rmiller@inn-park.com

Peggy Bielby,Administrative Assistant
850-575-0343
email: pbielby@inn-park.com

General Counsel:
Melissa N. Van Sickle
Broad & Cassell LLP
215 S. Monroe St. Suite 400
Tallahassee, FL 32301
850-681-6810
email:mvansickle@BroadandCassell.com 

Members:

Dean, T. Paul
Danfoss

 

Begin Term: 10/1/2016
End Term: 9/30/2018
Type: unexpired term

 

Original Date: 10/1/2016


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: Category: At-Large Member

 

Dixon, Kimberly
Merrill Lynch

 

Begin Term: 10/1/2016
End Term: 9/30/2020
Type: four years

 

Original Date: 10/1/2016


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: Category: At-Large Member

 

Dozier, Kristin
Board of County Commissioners

 

Begin Term: 12/10/2014
End Term: 12/31/2018
Type: four years

 

Original Date: 12/14/2010


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: Category: County Commissioner

 

Longman, Anne

 

Begin Term: 9/2/2014
End Term: 9/30/2018
Type: four years

 

Original Date: 9/2/2014


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: Category: At-Large Member

 

Ramsay, David B.

 

Begin Term: 10/1/2016
End Term: 9/30/2018
Type: unexpired term

 

Original Date: 12/14/2010


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: Category: At-Large Member

 

Salter, April
Saltermitchell, Inc.

 

Begin Term: 10/1/2016
End Term: 9/30/2020
Type: four years

 

Original Date: 10/1/2016


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: Category: At-Large Member

 

Williams, Kim B.
Marpan Supply Company, Inc.

 

Begin Term: 10/1/2016
End Term: 9/30/2020
Type: four years

 

Original Date: 10/1/2016


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: Category: At-Large Member

 

Bowers, Keith
Small Business Development Center

 

Begin Term: 10/1/2011
Type: unlimited

 

Original Date: 10/1/2011


Appointed by:
Florida A & M

 

Notes: Category: FAMU alternate designee

 

Friday-Stroud, Shawnta
FAMU School of Business and Industry

 

Begin Term: 2/22/2012
Type: unlimited

 

Original Date: 2/22/2012


Appointed by:
Florida A & M

 

Notes: Category: FAMU President designee

 

Ellington, W. Ross

 

Begin Term: 10/1/2015
Type: unlimited

 

Original Date: 10/1/2015


Appointed by:
Florida State University

 

Notes: Category: FSU alternate designee

 

Holmes, Eric
Assistant Vice President for Research

 

Begin Term: 10/10/2014
Type: unlimited

 

Original Date: 10/10/2014


Appointed by:
Florida State University

 

Notes: Category: FSU designee

 

Daniels, Dustin
City of Tallahassee Mayor's Office

 

Begin Term: 12/4/2014
End Term: 9/30/2018
Type: four years

 

Original Date: 12/4/2014


Appointed by:
Tallahassee City Commission

 

Notes: Category: Mayor of Tallahassee designee

 

Frazier, Rick
Tallahassee Community College

 

Begin Term: 2/1/2016
Type: unlimited

 

Original Date: 2/1/2016


Appointed by:
Tallahassee Community College

 

Notes: Category: TCC alternate designee

 

Moore, Kimberly
Tallahassee Community College

 

Begin Term: 3/1/2013
Type: unlimited

 

Original Date: 3/1/2013


Appointed by:
Tallahassee Community College

 

Notes: Category: TCC designee