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Orange County Research and Development Authority

Board Type: Orange County
Enabling Legislation:
A resolution was adopted by the Board of County Commissioners at their meetings January 18, 1979 and May 20, 1980; Ordinance No. 80-13 was adopted by the Board of County Commission on August 25, 1980 pursuant to sections 159.701 - 159.709 , Florida Statutes. Ordinance No. 88-16 added two members on November 14, 1988, including the UCF President or his designee. Ordinance No. 93-17, adopted July 13, 1993, increased the number of positions on the Orange County Research and Development Authority to include a position for an Orange County Commissioner and one position for a representative of the University of Central Florida. Ordinance 2011-10, adopted August 30, 2011, reduced the number of members appointed by the Board from eight to six, eliminated the voting county commissioner slot, and designated two ex-officio, non-voting slots for the District 4 and District 5 commissioners. On February 9, 2016, the Board adopted Ordinance 2016-16 reducing the membership from nine to seven members and designating the two county commissioners slots as ex-officio, non-voting advisors.
Seven members, five of which are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. The President of the University of Central Florida or his designee serves ex-officio. Each member of the Authority before entering upon his or duties shall take and subscribe the oath or affirmation required by the State Constitution. A record of each such oath shall be filed with the Department of State and with the Clerk of Circuit Court.
Member Types:
  • 5 At Large Representative
  • 1 County Commissioner (District 4) Advisor*
  • 1 County Commissioner (District 5) Advisor*
  • 1 UCF President or Designee
  • 1 UCF Representative
Term Length: 4 Years
Powers and Duties:
The Authority is authorized and empowered to transact any business to exercise those powers granted research and development authorities by general law of the State of Florida for the purposes of development, operation, management, and financing of a research and development park.
Third Thursday of every other month (J, M, M, J, S, N) at 10:30 a.m., Central Florida Research Park, 12424 Research Parkway, Suite 100, Orlando, FL

Learn more about Orange County public meetings at County Calendar.

Contact Person:
Joe Wallace
Executive Director
Central Florida Research Park
(407) 282-3944
*Advisor slots do not count towards quorum. Financial Disclosure is required. The Orange County Research and Development Authority is considered to be an office under the Florida Constitution per the County Attorney's Office.

Last Revised: 3/18/2019

Member Name Member Type Term Expires
Commissioner Emily Bonilla County Commissioner (District 5) Advisor* 8/24/2020
David L. Brewer At Large Representative 8/24/2020
Ray D. Colado At Large Representative 8/24/2022
Commissioner Maribel Gomez Cordero County Commissioner (District 4) Advisor* 12/4/2022
Dan Holsenbeck UCF President or Designee 8/24/2020
Elizabeth Adele Klonoff UCF Representative 8/24/2021
Francois Didier Menard At Large Representative 8/24/2023
Eduardo Juan Rubiera At Large Representative 8/24/2020

At Large Representative
   (1 position)

September 19, 2019

July 18, 2019

June 6, 2019

January 17, 2019

November 15, 2018

*This document is a draft and is provided as a courtesy. This document is not to be considered as the final minutes. All information contained herein is subject to change upon further review and approval by the appropriate agency/board/committee.