One of the goals established by the City Commission involves promoting and strengthening economic development opportunities in the City. In August 2012, the City Commission approved the creation of an Economic Development Advisory Board and in December 2012, they appointed the following applicants:
CHAIR – Jason Ross, Chief Executive Officer – TruSun Media, Inc.
VICE-CHAIR – Trish Walden, Broker Associate - RE/MAX Optima
Heather Antonacci, President – Herzing University
Spencer Lloyd, Chief Financial Officer – Avant Healthcare Professionals
John Crossman, President – Crossman and Company
Glenn Ritchie, Owner – State Farm, The Glenn Ritchie Agency
John Eichelberger, Owner – Lake Kathryn Plaza
Dave Randell, Sales Representative – Signature Systems of Florida
Paul Daigle, Owner – Office Byte
Bill Hufford, President – Friends of the Park
This Board will be responsible for working toward improving the business climate within the City and seeking solutions to business climate challenges.