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FloridaWest Board of Directors Designated Director Applications

by FloridaWest News




FloridaWest Economic Development Alliance is seeking a volunteer for appointment as Designated Director to the FloridaWest EDA Board of Directors.

The FloridaWest Economic Development Alliance was created in October 2014 when economic development was separated and moved out from under the present-day Greater Pensacola Chamber. FloridaWest EDA operates as a publicly/privately-funded organization, observing all local, state and federal laws that apply to nonprofit organizations as defined in section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code and Florida’s Government-in-the Sunshine Law and Public Records Act in Chapters 286 and 119 of the Florida Statutes, along with section 288.075 of the Florida Statutes.

The mission of FloridaWest EDA is to promote industry and commerce, enhance the business climate and stimulate economic prosperity, support workforce development, promote community development and encourage political action. FloridaWest EDA strives to accomplish the greatest good for the greatest number of people in Pensacola, Escambia County and Northwest Florida.

Diversity and Inclusion:

If we want to advance our community, we must ensure that Economic Development has the right people at the helm to provide vision, strategy, oversight, and leadership.

In Accordance with the FloridaWest Bylaws, criteria for consideration for the Designated Director must include the then-current Directors and how they reflect the socio-demographic composition of Escambia County:

Male 49%
Female 50.6%
Black / African American 23.3%
Caucasian 68.9%
Hispanic 5.9%
*2019 US Census

The current socio-demographic makeup of FloridaWest’s board is 92.69% White, 7.1% Non-White 21.42% Female and 71.42% Male. Special consideration will be given to those identifying as minority and women.

The deadline for applications is Monday, November 30, 2020. Please respond with a letter of interest to

Melissa Stoker
[email protected]