PurposeIn 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 ByOn 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.
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
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
The meetings are held at UF/IFAS Building, 2199 S. Rock Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34945
Is Financial Disclosure Required to Serve?
Ben DeVries, CEO and Executive Director
Regina McCants, Executive Assistant and Grants Writer
| Cathy Townsend
| Tom Perona
| Greg Oravec
| Megan Davis
| Ron Cave
| Dr. Kathleen (Kathy) McGinn
| Mike Adams
| Jane Bachelor
| Pat Murphy
| Pam Welmon
| Dr. Peter Stoffella
| Kevin Heinicka