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Enterprise Zone Development Agency Board
This Board implements a strategic economic development plan for the Enterprise Zone.  The State approved University Area Enterprise Zone now includes Palm River, Gibsonton, Riverview, and the 56th Street area between Hillsborough Avenue and the Hillsborough River.

MEMBERSHIP:
The membership of this Board shall be appointed by the BOCC and shall be comprised of no fewer than 8 members and no more than 13 members.  Composition is specified as follows:

  • Local Chamber of Commerce representative
  • Local Code Enforcement Agency representative
  • Local Law Enforcement Agency representative
  • Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance, Inc. representative
  • USF representative
  • Local financial or insurance entity representative
  • Local business representative, preferably operating within the Zone
  • Local resident, preferably residing within the Zone
  • Non-profit community-based organization operating within the Zone

TERMS:
Members shall serve a four year term; staggered initially.

AUTHORITY:
Hillsborough County Ordinance 02-17, Florida Statutes, Title XIX, Chapter 290.0056.  BOCC approved changes to the Enterprise Zone area during the 12/18/13 BOCC mtg.

MEETINGS:
Every other month; at least annually
University Area Community Recreation Center
14013 N. 22nd Street
Tampa, FL 33613

MEMBERS:
Member Position Dates of Service
Mr. Dexter Barge Local Code Enforcement Agency Representative   6/23/2003-
  9/30/2014*

Mr. Leerone Benjamin  Local Business Operating within the Zone  11/05/2003-   9/30/2013*
Major J. R. Burton
Local Law Enforcement Agency HCSO
  6/18/2014-
  5/30/2018
Mr. Michael Carter Local Resident within the Zone   9/17/2014-   9/30/2018
 
Mr. Kenneth Christie Non-profit community-based organization operating within the Zone    2/16/2008-
  9/30/2016 
  
Ms. Maryanne Harkey    Local Workforce Board Representative  12/05/2012- 
12/31/2015 
Mr. William Mattull  Local Resident Residing within the Zone   5/15/2013-   9/30/2017   
Mr. Manny Rivero Univeristy of South Florida Representative   8/27/2002-
  9/30/2014*   
Mr. Edward Vance Local Financial or Insurance Entity Representative    2/02/2011 -
  1/31/2015
Mr. Christian Williams  Local Business Rep not within the Zone   9/17/2014-
  9/30/2018
  Local Chamber of Commerce Rep  

* Reappointed

Contact Information
Lynn Schultz
Economic Development Department

7402 N. 56th St.
Bldg 400, Suite 425
Tampa, FL 33617

P: 813-914-4028 ext. 62010