Board Liaison: Tezlyn Figaro
Board Type: Orange County
Current Board Members
The Orange County Enterprise Zone Development Agency was created by Resolution No. 95-M-29, adopted by the Board of County Commissioners on May 2, 1995. Ordinance No. 99-06 amending the membership of the Orange County Enterprise Zone Development Agency allowing for representation from the Lake Apopka Enterprise Zone Area and Ordinance No. 99-07 creating the Lake Apopka Enterprise Zone Development Agency were adopted by the Board of County Commissioners on March 23, 1999. On August 5, 2003, the Board adopted Ordinance No. 2003-10 reducing the number of members from 13 to nine. On September 21, 2004, the Board adopted Ordinance No. 2004-12 to delete provisions which relate to the Lake Apopka Enterprise Zone to reflect the expiration of the State of Florida statutory provision which created the Lake Apopka Enterprise Zone Development Agency. In 2005, the Florida Legislature reauthorized the Enterprise Zone program for ten years and provided existing enterprise zones an opportunity to have their zones re-designated with boundary amendments based on the latest Census figures. To this effect on November 15, 2005 the Board authorized the submission of applications for the South Apopka (Resolution No. 2005-M-48) and Orange County (Resolution No. 2005-M-49) Enterprise Zones. These resolutions also nominated parts of unincorporated Orange County, the City of Apopka, the City of Orlando, and the Town of Eatonville to become part of the new Enterprise Zones. On May 9, 2006 the Board ammended these resolutions by adopting Resolution No. 2006-M-30 and Resolution No. 2006-M-31. The new resolutions revised the geographical boundaries of both Enteprise Zones as requested by Office of Tourism, Trade, and Economic Development. On October 31, 2006 the Board adopted Ordinance No. 2006-18 to update the EZDA membership categories by adding provisions to the South Apopka Enteprise Zone and expanding the powers and responsabilities of the EZDA for consistency with State law.
Nine members appointed by the Board of County Commissioners.
- 1 Enterprise Zone Business Owner
- 1 Enterprise Zone Nonprofit Representative
- 1 Local Chamber of Commerce Representative
- 1 Local Code Enforcement Agency Representative
- 1 Local Financial or Insurance Institution Representative
- 1 Local Work Force Development Board Representative
- 2 Orange County Enterprise Zone Resident Representative
- 1 Orange County Sheriff's Office Representative
Term Length: 4 Years
Term Of Office:
The terms of office of the commissioners shall be for four years.
Powers and Duties:
The Enterprise Zone Development Agency has been formed for the following purposes:
A) To assist in the development and implementation of the strategic plan, as defined in Chapter 290, Florida Statutes;
B) To oversee and monitor the implementation of the strategic plan. The Agency shall make quarterly reports to Orange County evaluating the progress in implementing the strategic plan;
C) To identify and recommend to the Board of County Commissioners ways to remove regulatory barriers;
D) To identify to the Board of County Commissioners the financial needs of, and local resources or assistance available to, eligible businesses in the enterprise zone;
E) To assist in promoting the Enterprise Zone incentives to residents and businesses within the Enterprise Zone;
F) To recommend boundary changes in the Enterprise Zone to the Board of County Commissioners as appropriate; and
G) To work with the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, the University of Florida and the University of South Florida (together known as the University Partnership for Community Development) or similar organizations that have combined resources to provide development consulting on a non-profit basis
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Meets as needed.
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Last Revised: 3/27/2013