As we have seen, pandemics are a unique type of threat – they last for months, provide new insights every week, and require organizations to adapt every day. In responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic and current economic challenges, a Task Force has been created to comprehensively assess and identify the extent of economic distress that local communities in the Treasure Coast Region are experiencing.
The COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force will operate under the Sunshine Law at the direction of the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Committee of the Treasure Coast Economic Development District. The purpose of the CEDS Committee, in accordance with U.S. Economic Development Administration Guidelines for Economic Development Districts (1992), is to oversee and guide District-wide economic development planning. The CEDS Committee is under the authority of the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council, which serves as the regional Economic Development District. All meetings of the Task Force will be duly noticed and open to the public.
The Task Force will be responsible for the development of a COVID-19 Response and Recovery Plan that, upon approval by the Council, will be incorporated into the current Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Plan for the Treasure Coast Region. The Task Force Members are expected to share information with one another during Task Force meetings as it pertains to response and recovery efforts related to the economic impacts resulting from the COVID-19 Pandemic. The task force shall remain in force and effect until June 30, 2022 to coincide with the end date of Council’s grant agreement with the U.S. Economic Development Administration to provide CARES Act Recovery Assistance to the Region.
Task Force Membership
*Last updated 6/14/2021
|Jeff Stassi||Private Citizen||Indian River|
|Kirk Funnell||Visit Indian River County||Indian River|
|Jennifer Hance||St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners – Housing Division Manager||St. Lucie|
|Elijah Wooten||City of Port St Lucie Business Navigator||St. Lucie|
|Tom Kindred||SBDC at IRSC||St. Lucie|
|Dr. Brian Moriarty||Loving Chiropractic of Stuart – Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce||Martin|
|Senator Gayle Harrell||Florida Senate||Martin|
|George Stokus||Martin County Board of County Commissioners – Assistant County Administrator||Martin|
|Bill West||West Advisory||Martin|
|Joan Goodrich||Martin County Business Development Board||Martin|
|Michael Davis||WGI – TCRPC Council Member||Palm Beach|
|Sherry Howard||Palm Beach County Department Housing & Economic Sustainability||Palm Beach|
|Alan Chin Lee||Palm Beach County Department of Housing and Economic Sustainability – CEDS Member||Palm Beach|
|William Cross||Palm Beach County Department of Housing and Economic Sustainability, Special Projects Division||Palm Beach|
|Thuy Shutt||Boynton Beach CRA – CEDS Member||Palm Beach|
If you are interested in becoming a member of the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force please fill out the form at the link below.
|June 14, 2021||Agenda||Minutes||Presentations|
|July 9, 2021|
|August 13, 2021|
|September 10, 2021|
|October 8, 2021|
|November 12, 2021|
For more information about the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task Force, please contact:
Terry Ann Paulo, Disaster Economic Recovery Coordinator | Phone: (772) 221-4060 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org