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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.  

  • 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. Leerone Benjamin  Local Business Operating within the Zone  11/05/2003-   9/30/2017*
Mr. Bradley Bridges  Local Resident within the Zone   9/18/2013-
  9/30/2017
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- 
12/31/2016 
Mr. Kenneth Kessler Local Business Operating within the Zone 12/03/2014-
12/31/2018
Mr. William Mattull  Local Resident within the Zone   5/15/2013-   9/30/2017   
Mr. Manny Rivero Univeristy of South Florida Representative   8/27/2002-
  9/30/2014*   
Ms. Suketa Shah  Local Business Operating within the Zone   2/04/2015-
  1/31/2019
Mr. Kevin Thomas Local Financial or Insurance Entity Representative    2/04/2015-
  1/31/2019
Mr. Christian Williams  Local Business not operating within the Zone   9/17/2014-
  9/30/2018
  Local Code Enforcement Agency Representative   

* Reappointed

Contact Information
Lynn Schultz
Entrepreneur Collaborative Center
HC Economic Development
2101 E. Palm Avenue
Tampa, FL 33605

P: 813-+277-1394
E: Email