Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - October 11, 2016
REVISED October 11, 2016 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #51

Appointment of Redevelopment and Economic Opportunity Director


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Ed Hunzeker, County Administrator

Action Requested
Confirm appointment of Geraldine Campos Lopez as Director of Redevelopment and Economic Opportunity with an effective start date of October 10, 2016.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Florida Statutes, Chapter 125.74(k), and Manatee County Code, Sections 2-2-23(a)(12) and 3-2-1(c)

Background Discussion
Geraldine Campos Lopez (Geri) has over 20 years' experience in the redevelopment field. She is a Certified Economic Developer, with a Masters in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Yale University.

As the Director of Economic Development and Housing for the City of Clearwater for 14 years, she had a focus on downtown redevelopment, tourism, community and entrepreneurial development issues with significant success. Geri is a collaborator with expertise in facilitating and bringing together property owners, developers, businesses, neighborhoods, and governments to reinvest in communities and building on the existing strengths and history with an eye to the future.

Her experience makes her well qualified to lead the functions of economic development, community redevelopment, and housing for Manatee County.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
Budgeted position within allocated positions

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs