Citizens Advisory Committee

The Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) serves in an advisory capacity to the Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency Board of Directors. CAC membership is established in the Interlocal Agreement, and may be amended from time to time, setting the minimum standards for the CAC. In 2001, the Committee was expanded from nine members to 12. In 2007, a member from the education community was added to the Committee and in 2016, three members representing the business community were added to the Committee.

Committee Members

  • Peter Okonkwo, Chair Capital City Chamber of Commerce, Chair
  • LaRoderick McQueen, Vice-Chair,  Planning Commission Designee, Vice-Chair
  • Jim McShane, Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce
  • Kathy Bell, Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce
  • Christopher Daniels, At-Large Representative
  • Mary Glowacki, Planner – nominated by the EECC
  • Ashley Leggett, Financial expert—nominated by the EECC
  • Adner Marcelin, NAACP / Civil Rights Community Representative
  • Sean McGlynn, Big Bend Environmental Forum
  • Leroy Peck, Council of Neighborhood Associations
  • Elva Peppers, Natural scientist/biologist—nominated by the EECC
  • Hugh Tomlinson, Network of Entrepreneurs and Business Advocates
  • Fred Varn, Tallahassee Senior Center Advisory Council

Responsibilities of the Citizens Advisory Committee:

  • Review work plan and programs for Blueprint and the Office of Economic Vitality projects
  • Review Financial and Performance Audits OEV Projects
  • Make recommendations to the Agency

Citizen Advisory Committee Bylaws

Citizens Advisory Committee Agendas