Mission and purpose
The Pinellas County Economic Development Council serves as a resource to advise, develop and implement strategies and programs to stimulate economic expansion, trade and investment for the benefit of the citizens of Pinellas. This group of business leaders addresses and monitors such areas as business recruitment, business assistance, workforce development, infrastructure requirements, marketing, communication and research, and education and training.
How members are selected, appointed and approved
The Pinellas Board of County Commissioners appoints the members of the Pinellas County Economic Development Council from among individuals who are nominated by businesses, business organizations, business trade associations, and the Board of County Commissioners.
Members of the Council are owners of businesses, CEOs, presidents, and other executives who have optimal management or policy responsibility, are involved in private business and industry in Pinellas County and have demonstrated dynamic and ongoing leadership in building the economy of Pinellas County.
Members are appointed from target industry clusters in Pinellas County representing both major and small businesses from all geographical areas of the County. Pinellas' Target Industries include: Advanced Manufacturing, Aviation & Aerospace, Business & Financial Services, Information Technology, Life Sciences & Medical Technologies.
The members of the Council serve for terms of two (2) years and may be appointed for successive terms to the Council. The Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners of Pinellas County serves on the Council as the Chair. The Chair appoints a Vice-Chair from private business and industry in Pinellas County.
The Council gathers quarterly at a breakfast meeting from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
- Commissioner Janet Long, Pinellas Board of County Commissioners Chair,
Chair of the 2017 Pinellas County Economic Development Council
- Joel Giles, Carlton Fields, Vice Chair of the 2017 Pinellas County Economic Development Council
- Mike Meidel, Director, Pinellas County Economic Development
Apply to be considered for an appointment to the PCED Council
Are you interested in serving on the Pinellas County Economic Development Council? We're seeking target industry business leaders willing to be vetted before the Pinellas County Board of Commissioners and serve a two year term.
Be advised that:
1. Membership on certain boards, councils or committees may have specific membership requirements, require an invoice of financial disclosure and/or require the submission of other information.
2. Applications and resumes, when completed and filed with Pinellas County, are a public record under Chapter 119, Florida Statutes
and open to public inspection.
I understand the responsibilities and commitment of time associated with an appointment to a Pinellas County board, council or committee. By submitting you have electronically signed this application and confirmed that the information provided is true and factual.
Thank you for your interest in serving on a board, council or committee for Pinellas County government. All board, council and committee meetings are open to the public. You are encouraged to attend a meeting to learn more about the duties of a member or the work of the board, council or committee in which you are interested.
If you have any questions regarding the completion and submission of this application or the duties and scope of responsibilities of the specific board, council or committee in which you are interested, contact the staff representative mentioned in the advertisement or listed in the committee listing