Board Materials

About the Pensacola-Escambia Promotion & Development Commission

PEDC Requests for Services

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 Council Member Sherri Myers, Member
  • Pensacola City Council Member P.C. Wu, Member
  • County Commissioner Jeff Bergosh (District 1 ), Member
  • County Commissioner Steven Barry (District 5), Member
  • Century Mayor Henry Hawkins, Member
  • Adam Principe, Member
  • Richard Sherrill, PEDC Attorney

’18-’19 PEDC Board Meeting Schedule
Third Tuesday of each month at 10 am
October 16, 2018  at 10:00 am Public Notice 
November 14, 2018 Public Notice
December 18, 2018  Public Notice       Draft Agenda 
January 15, 2019   Cancelled
February 19, 2019 Public Notice   Draft Agenda
March 19, 2019 Joint Meeting 2.25.19 PEDC Public Notice
3.19.2019 JOINT PEDC FW Agenda Draft
April 16, 2019 Public Notice    4.16.2019 PEDC Agenda Draft
May 21, 2019
June 18, 2019
July 16, 2019
August 20, 2019
September 17, 2019


PEDC Meeting Materials

PEDC 17-18 Meeting Schedule


Notice: More than one member of the FloridaWest Board of Directors and the PEDC may be in attendance at the Escambia County Legislative Delegation Meeting to be held on Monday, January 28, 2019, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The public hearing will take place at the Escambia County Commission Chambers, 221 Palafox Place, Pensacola, Fl. 32502 for the purpose of hearing public testimony on the proposed legislative amendment to the Pensacola-Escambia Promotion and Development Commission’s (PEDC) bylaws.


About FloridaWest Economic Development Alliance

FloridaWest Requests for Services

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 2018-2019

  • Donnie McMahon, McMahon Hadder, City of Pensacola Appointee,  President
  • Karen Sindel, Escambia County Representative, Vice President
  • Rebecca Ferguson, Pensacola Energy, Secretary-Treasurer
  • Jim Waite, Baskerville-Donovan
  • Tim Haag, ECUA
  • Lewis Bear, Jr., Lewis Bear Company
  • Bonita Player, Engineering & Planning Resources
  • Verdell Hawkins, Gulf Power 
  • Ryan Tilley, Escambia County Representative 
  • Jonathan Tucker, Cox Business, Association Member
  • Margaret Stopp, Attorney

’18-’19 FloridaWest Board Meeting Schedule
Third Tuesday of each month at 1:00 pm
October 17, 2018 Public Notice  Meeting Materials
November 14, 2018 Public Notice Meeting Materials
December 12, 2018 1:30 pm Public Notice         Meeting Materials
January 9, 2019 1:30 pm Public Notice  Meeting Materials
February 13, 2019 Cancelled 
March 19, 2019 (Joint Meeting with PEDC 10:00 am) 2.25.19 Public Notice FloridaWest  
Draft Agenda: 3.19.2019 JOINT PEDC FW Agenda Draft  Meeting Materials
April 10, 2019 Public Notice   Meeting Materials
May 21, 2019
June 18, 2019
July 16, 2019
August 20, 2019
September 17, 2019

FloridaWest Archived Meeting Materials & Background Information:


FloridaWest Fiscal Year 2017-2018  Meeting Schedule: