Board Materials


About the Pensacola-Escambia Promotion & Development Commission

The Pensacola-Escambia Promotion and Development Commission (PEDC) is a government entity established by a special act of the State of Florida Legislature to promote economic development interests such as industry, tourism and commerce. The Commission is composed of nine members:

  • Two members – Commissioners of Escambia County appointed by the Board of County Commissioners of Escambia County.
  • Two members – Council members of the City of Pensacola appointed by the City Council of the City of Pensacola.
  • One member – a member of the Town Council of the Town of Century, appointed to serve by the Town Council of the Town of Century.
  • Two members – Board of Directors from the Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, in good standing, appointed by the Chairman of the Board.  (PBACC).
  • One member – at large, appointed by the Board of County Commissioners of Escambia County
  • One member – at large, appointed by the City Council of the City of Pensacola.

PEDC is staffed by the Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce through a management agreement. The financial information and records of PEDC are maintained by the Chamber through that same management agreement, and are audited annually. Once the audit is complete, the financials are consolidated into the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report of the County. Each year, the PEDC Commission Members approve a budget. The City of Pensacola and Escambia County are the two sources of income to the entity through an inter-local agreement.

PEDC Board Members:

  • Lewis Bear, Jr., Chairman
  • Clorissti Johnson, Vice-Chair
  • Dave Hoxeng, Secretary-Treasurer
  • Pensacola City Councilman Andy Terhaar, Member
  • Pensacola City Councilman Larry Johnson, Member
  • County Commissioner Jeff Bergosh (District 1 ), Member
  • County Commissioner Steven Barry (District 5), Member
  • Century Mayor Henry Hawkins, Member
  • Adam Principe, Member
  • Chris Walker, PEDC Accountant
  • Richard Sherrill, PEDC Attorney

PEDC Meeting Schedule



There will be meeting of the Pensacola-Escambia Promotion and Development Commission (PEDC) Selection FQ Review Ad Hoc Committee on Monday, February 19, 2018 at 11:30 am at the FloridaWest Office, 3 West Garden Street, #618 Pensacola, Florida 32502. Public Notice   Agenda

Public Notice – More than one member of the FloridaWest Economic Development Office Board of Directors and the Pensacola-Escambia Development Commission Board of Directors may be in attendance at McGuires 600 E Gregory St, Pensacola, FL 32502, on Wednesday February 28, 2018 from 11:30 pm to 1:00 pm.



About FloridaWest Economic Development Alliance

The FloridaWest Economic Development Alliance is the region’s economic development organization with the mission of building, growing, and sustaining the economic potential and prosperity of Northwest Florida. Through an alliance with more than 100 public and private community and business leaders, FloridaWest is collectively strengthening the region’s social, human, and business capital. FloridaWest is governed by a board of directors comprised of nine business and community leaders.

FloridaWest Board Members:

  • Jim Waite, Baskerville-Donovan
  • Wendell Smith. Gulf Power Company
  • Tim Haag, ECUA
  • Karen Sindel, Escambia County Representative
  • Lewis Bear, Jr., Lewis Bear Company
  • Rebecca Ferguson, City of Pensacola
  • Jim Grimes, Escambia County Representative
  • Donnie McMahon, McMahon Hadder
  • Bonita Player, Engineering & Planning Resources
  • Jonathan Tucker, Cox Business

FloridaWest Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Meeting Schedule:

  • October 19, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Chamber Boardroom)
  • November 29, 2016 at 2:00 pm
  • January 31, 2017 at 2:00 pm
  • March 28, 2017 at 2:00 pm
  • May 30, 2017 a 2:00 pm
  • July 25, 2017 at 2:00 pm  Public Notice
  • September 26, 2017 at 2:00 pm rescheduled
  • September 28, 2017 at 2:00 pm Public Notice

FloridaWest Fiscal Year 2017-2018  Meeting Schedule:

FloridaWest Calendar of Events