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 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
  • Chris Walker, PEDC Accountant
  • 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   
February 19, 2019
March 19, 2019
April 16, 2019
May 21, 2019
June 18, 2019
July 16, 2019
August 20, 2019
September 17, 2019


PEDC Meeting Materials

PEDC 17-18 Meeting Schedule


December 17: More than one member of the Pensacola-Escambia Promotion & Development Commission Board of Directors and the FloridaWest Board of Directors may be in attendance at the Escambia County Legislative Delegation Public Hearing, Monday, Dec. 17 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Pensacola State College Jean and Paul Performance Studio, 1000 College Boulevard.

December 18:   More than one member of the FloridaWest Board of Directors and the Pensacola-Escambia Promotion & Development Commission may be in attendance at the FloridaWest Holiday Gathering, Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 5:30-7:00 pm 2210 E. Maxwell Street, Pensacola, FL.

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 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 
  • Jonathan Tucker, Cox Business, Association Member
  • Margaret Stopp, Attorney

’18-’19 FloridaWest Board Meeting Schedule
Second Wednesday of each month at 1:30 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 
February 13, 2019
March 13, 2019
April 10, 2019
May 8, 2019
June 12, 2019
July 10, 2019
August 14, 2019
September 11, 2019

FloridaWest Archived Meeting Materials & Background Information:

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: