Archived EPG Information

History of the EPG

The Hillsborough County Emergency Policy Group was comprised of three County Commissioners, the mayors from the cities of Plant City, Tampa, and Temple Terrace, the Sheriff, and Chairman of the School Board. The group’s authority was granted by Article 8 of the Florida Constitution, Section 125.66 and Chapter 252, Florida Statutes. Hillsborough County enacted Hillsborough County Code of Ordinances and Laws Chapter 22, Article II, Sections 22-19 through 22-30 in order to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the County's residents during declared emergencies. 

Former Emergency Policy Group Members:

  • Commissioner Lesley “Les” Miller, Jr., Chairman, Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners
  • Commissioner Kimberly Overman, Vice Chair, Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners
  • Commissioner Sandra Murman, Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners
  • Mayor Rick Lott, City of Plant City
  • Mayor Jane Castor, City of Tampa
  • Vice Mayor Andy Ross, City of Temple Terrace
  • Sheriff Chad Chronister, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
  • Melissa Snively, Chair, Hillsborough County School Board
  • Bonnie Wise, Hillsborough County Administrator (non-voting member)

The Emergency Policy Group (EPG) materials from all of the meetings related to COVID-19.

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