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Current Committee Assignments

The Executive Budget Committee has automatic membership from each of the six counties and Council officers and 3 Chair appointees. This Committee has the responsibility for the preparation of the annual budget and all amendments thereto. (Meets bi-monthly).

    • Commissioner Ronald E. Kitchen, Jr., Citrus County – Chair
    • Councilman Patrick Roff, City of Bradenton – Vice-Chair
    • Councilor Bob Matthews, City of Seminole – Secretary/Treasurer
    • Commissioner Janet C. Long, Pinellas County – Immediate Past Chair
    • Commissioner John Allocco, Hernando County
    • Commissioner Jack Mariano, Pasco County
    • Commissioner Vanessa Baugh, Manatee County
    • Commissioner Mariella Smith, Hillsborough County
    • Councilman Hoyt Hamilton, City of Clearwater
    • Mayor Woody Brown, City of Largo
    • Ms. Angeleah Kinsler, Hillsborough County Gubernatorial Appointeee
    • Ms. Barbara Sheen Todd, Pinellas County Gubernatorial Appointeee

The Agency on Bay Management (ABM) Committee serves as a coordinating and overview agency within the Council to improve the comprehensive management of Tampa Bay leading to the refinement and implementation of the Bay management plan. (Meets second Thursday bi-monthly).

    • Ms. Barbara Sheen Todd, Pinellas County Gubernatorial Appointee – Chair
    • Mayor Woody Brown, City of Largo – Vice-Chair
    • Vice-Mayor Deby Weinstein, City of Madeira Beach
    • Vice-Mayor Ward Friszolowski, City of St. Pete Beach
    • Councilman Patrick Roff, City of Bradenton
    • Vice-Mayor Carlos Diaz, Safety Harbor
    • Vice-Mayor Jonathan Davis, Palmetto

The Tampa Bay Regional Resiliency Coalition was officially formed in October 2018 to regionally address sea level rise, climate change, and resiliency in Tampa Bay. Original membership is comprised of five counties and 23 municipalities.

The TBRRC Steering Committee is comprised of elected officials from throughout the Tampa Bay region who serve as the leadership board for this important initiative.  (Meets as needed on the 2nd Monday of the Month)

    • Commissioner Janet C. Long, Pinellas County – Coalition Chair
    • Commissioner Ronald E. Kitchen, Jr., Citrus County – TBRPC Chair
    • Councilor Bob Matthews, City of Seminole – TBRPC Secretary / Treasurer
    • Commissioner John Allocco, Hernando County
    • Commissioner Mariella Smith, Hillsborough County
    • Commissioner Vanessa Baugh, Manatee County
    • Commissioner Jack Mariano, Pasco County
    • Council Member Michael Fridovich, City of Gulfport
    • Council Member Peter Altman, City of New Port Richey
    • Council Member Brandi Gabbard, City of St. Petersburg
    • Council Member Ward Friszolowski, City of St. Pete Beach
    • Commissioner Heidi Horak, City of Treasure Island

The Committee researches and develops recommended legislative issues for Council consideration. Upon Council adoption, serves as lobbyist for Council. Because the workload of the Legislative Committee varies due to the Legislative Session, meetings are called on an as needed basis. Quorum for this committee is defined as 33% of its membership or 6 members which ever is less. (Meets as needed)

    • Commissioner Scott Black – Chair
    • Mayor Woody Brown, City of Largo
    • Mr. Jacob Cremer, Hillsborough County Gubernatorial Appointee
    • Vice Mayor Carlos Diaz, City of Safety Harbor
    • Councilman Michael Fridovich, City of Gulfport
    • Council Member Hoyt Hamilton, City of Clearwater
    • Commissioner Janet C. Long, Pinellas County
    • Ms. Barbara Sheen Todd, Pinellas County Gubernatorial Appointee

This Committee serves as TBRPC’s representative on the Policy Board of the Florida Regional Councils Association. (Regular membership to include one County, one City, and one Gubernatorial member. Meets twice annually).

    • Commissioner Ronald E. Kitchen, Jr., Citrus County
    • Ms. Barbara Sheen Todd, Pinellas County Gubernatorial Appointee
    • Commissioner Scott Black, Dade City

ALTERNATES:

    • Councilman Patrick Roff, City of Bradenton
    • Councilor Bob Matthews, City of Seminole

The TBRPC Nominating Committee is comprised of five board members who review candidates for the annual Slate of Officers. The Nominating Committee meets once annually and makes their recommendation for the Slate of Officers to the full Council for consideration at the November meeting.  The Installation of Officers follows in December of each year at the Annual Meeting.

    • Ms. Barbara Sheen Todd, Pinellas County Gubernatorial Appointee – Chair
    • Ms. Angeleah Kinsler, Hillsborough County Gubernatorial Appointee
    • Commissioner Gail Neidinger, City of South Pasadena
    • Commissioner Jonathan Davis, City of Palmetto
    • Mayor Scott Black, Dade City

The Committee has the responsibility of overseeing staff reports, comments and recommendations for Developments of Regional Impacts, Intergovernmental Coordination Reviews and other review items. The Committee also provides review and input on economic development, emergency management, and transportation issues. (Meets 2nd Monday bi-monthly as needed)

The Executive/Budget Committee will serve as the Clearinghouse Review Committee on an as needed basis.