Treasure Coast Education, Research & Development Authority

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Purpose
Created By
Membership Details
Terms
Required for a Quorum
Meetings Held
Is Financial Disclosure Required to Serve?
Board Liaison
Board Coordinator
Board Members

Purpose

In collaboration with government, academic and business entities, design, build and operate a world class science technology and education park that will capitalize on and expand St. Lucie County's growing research, education and work force assets and increase Food Energy and Water Security in the Treasure Coast Region.

Created By

On February 22, 2005, the board adopted Resolution No. 05-080 which provided for the creation of a research and development authority and Part V of Chapter 159 Florida Statutes authorizes a county to create an Education Research and Development Authority for the purposes of fostering economic development and broadening the economic base of St Lucie County and to exercise all powers conferred by that Chapter.

Membership Details/Requirements

  • There are nine board members

  • Members must be residents and electors of or whose principal place of employment is in St Lucie County Florida

  • Members must demonstrate an interest in promoting the goals of the Authority are hereby designated as members of the Authority for the respective terms of office

Appointment Terms

Resolution No. 05-080 was amended to more fully stagger the terms of the Authority members in order to prevent the loss of continuity which may occur if a majority of the members terms expire in any single year.

Required for a Quorum

Five (5)

Meetings Held

The meetings are held at UF/IFAS Building, 2199 S. Rock Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34945

Is Financial Disclosure Required to Serve?

No

Board Liaison

Regina McCants, Executive Assistant and Grants Writer

mccantsg@stlucieco.org

772-467-3107

Board Clerk

Regina McCants, Executive Assistant and Grants Writer

mccantsg@stlucieco.org

772-467-3107

Website

www.treasurecoastresearchpark.com or www.tcerda.org

Board Members

Member                                         
Appointed By                                   
Term Expires                          
 Cathy Townsend
   11/2020
 Reginald Sessions
   11/2020
 John Carvelli 
   08/2017
 Megan Davis
   08/2021
 Ron Cave
   08/2021
 Dr. Kathleen (Kathy) McGinn
   01/2018
 Mike Adams

 01/2018
 Jane Bachelor

 01/2019
 Pat Murphy

 08/2021
 Pam Welmon

 08/2021
 Dr. Peter Stoffella

 01/2020
 Kevin Heinicka

 Indefinite