2017 Economic Development Advisory Committee

    Bruce Weinberg

    Maxine Gutman

    Mark Mucci

    Seat 1
    Appointed: 10/4/17
    Term Expires: 9/2/19
    (Chairperson)

    Seat 2
    Appointed: 10/4/17
    Term Expires: 9/2/19

    Seat 3
    Appointed: 10/4/17
    Term Expires: 9/2/19

    Wilson Aihara

    Michael Singer

    Karlene Facey

    Seat 4
    Appointed: 10/4/17
    Term Expires: 9/2/19

    Seat 5
    Appointed: 9/2/15
    Term Expires: 9/2/18
    (Vice-Chairperson)

    Seat 6
    Appointed: 10/4/17
    Term Expires: 9/2/19

    Rosa Payan

    Howard Melamed

    Linda Siegel

    Seat 7
    Appointed: 10/4/17
    Term Expires: 9/2/19

    Seat 8
    Appointed: 10/4/17
    Term Expires: 9/2/19

    Seat 9
    Appointed: 10/4/17
    Term Expires: 9/2/19

    2017 Meeting Agenda & Minutes

    January 10 Agenda Minutes
    February 7 Agenda Minutes
    March 7 – Cancelled Agenda Minutes
    April 18 – Cancelled Agenda Minutes
    May 2 Agenda Minutes
    June 6 Agenda Minutes
    July 4 – Cancelled Agenda Minutes
    August 1 Agenda Minutes
    September 5 Agenda Minutes
    October 3 Agenda Minutes
    November 12 * Stategic Planning to start from 8 am- Noon Agenda Minutes
    December 5 Agenda Minutes

    Agenda and minutes available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

    Meeting Time & Location

    City Hall West Wing Conference Room

    • 6 p.m – First Tuesday of the month
    • The public is welcome.

    Duties

    OBJECTIVE

    Adopted by Resolution 2015-030, the advisory committee will provide expertise, support and strategic recommendations to the City Commission and the Economic Development Office regarding economic development in the City and the economic development plan.

    TERM LENGTH

    Five members shall be appointed with two-year terms, and

    Four members shall be appointed with three-year terms.

    PURPOSE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    The Committee has the power to advise, support, and/or make recommendations on:

    • Marketing strategies in relation to business and economic development.
    • Improving the economic well-being of the City of Coral Springs through efforts that create jobs, retain jobs, increase the tax base, and enhance the quality of life, including efforts to revitalize, retain, and recruit high quality businesses; and to revive, develop, and support existing business areas.
    • New development and redevelopment projects that require Commission approval.
    • Development, implementation, and updating of the City’s economic development plan and strategy, and provide feedback to the City in its efforts to implement the economic development plan and strategy.
    • Expanding and diversifying the economic base of the City.
    • Various economic development programs, initiatives, and activities as may be pursued by the City or other such things that may be deemed appropriate by the City Commission.

    COMMITTEE COMPOSITION

    The Committee consists of nine (9) members, with the following composition:

    • A business owner that employs 20 or less employees who lives in Coral Springs or who owns a business in Coral Springs.
    • A business owner or executive level manager of a business, that employs 21 or more employees, that lives in Coral Springs or who owns or works for a business in Coral Springs.
    • A commercial real estate broker.
    • A representative from the life sciences or pharmaceutical industry.
    • A representative from the logistics or distribution industry.
    • A representative from the business services industry.
    • A representative from the retail industry.
    • A representative from the emerging technology industry.
    • A representative from the entertainment or sports industry.

    Front Row (from Right to Left): Wilson Aihara, Maxine Gutman, Rosa Payan, Yuu Soubra, Ana Barbosa
    Back Row (from Right to Left): Michael Singer, Bruce Weinberg, Linda Siegel, Howard Melamed, and Mark Mucci
    Missing: Karlene Facey