Council on Aging

This Council advocates on behalf of older adults for the betterment of their well being and to provide input to the Department Aging Services, including the Board of County Commissioners, on matters relating to the quality of life of older adults.

Membership:

The membership of this Council shall be appointed by the BOCC and shall be comprised of 15 members. Composition is specified as follows:

Hillsborough County Commissioners - one member each

Agency Representatives - four members as follows:

  • West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging
  • Florida Department of Children and Families
  • Shall be a Provider of services to older adults
  • A University or College of Gerontology, Aging Studies, or related field of study

Community Representative - four members as follows:

  • Caregiver
  • Recipient of services for older adults
  • Member of the faith based community
  • Shall have significant experience in elder law matters

Terms:

Members shall serve staggered terms as follows:

  • BOCC Representatives - two year terms
  • Agency Representatives - three year terms
  • Community Representative - three year terms

Special Requirements:

Appointment to this Council is contingent upon passing a criminal background check.

Authority:

  • BOCC Resolution R10-132, passed and adopted 9/22/2010.
  • By-laws amended and adopted 7/8/2014

Meetings:

Quarterly.

Contact:

Emily Zettel
Program Manager
Department of Aging Services
3191 Clay Mangum Lane
Tampa, FL 33618
Phone: (813) 272-6956

Members:

Member Position Dates of Service
Ms. Terry Castro Commissioner Sandra Murman /
BOCC
07/13/2015-
07/31/2020
Mr. Patrick Heidemann Commissioner Stacy White / BOCC 08/21/2017 -
08/31/2019
Mr. Stephen Langford Faith based community representative 10/03/2018 -
09/30/2021
Dr. Julie Lewerenz Commissioner Pat Kemp/ BOCC  09/25/2018 -
09/30/2020
Mr. William Lucius Caregiver for older adults 10/03/2018 -
09/30/2021
Ms. Charlotte McHenry Senior Connection Center, Inc. / Agency Representative 12/03/2014 -
03/31/2020*
Mr. George Martin Commissioner Les Miller/BOCC 09/16/2016 -
09/30/2018
Mr. Daniel Schuman Experience in Elder Law Matters / Citizen Representative 02/18/2015 -
02/28/2019
Dr. Brent Small University or College of Gerontology, Aging Studies, or related field of study/Agency Representative 03/23/2016 -
03/31/2019
Ms. Ellen Vigdorth Recipient of services for older adults/ Citizen Representative 10/03/2018 -
09/30/2021
Angel Williams FL Department of Children and Families / Agency Representative 02/21/2018 -
03/31/2019
  Commissioner Ken Hagan / BOCC  
  Commissioner Kimberly Overman / BOCC   
  Commissioner Mariella Smith / BOCC   
  Provider of Services for Older Adults/Agency Representative  

*Reappointed