RESTORE Act Advisory Committee
There are no meetings currently scheduled for the 2017 year.
Previous meetings have been held at:
- 1:30 p.m.
- Bay County Government Center
840 W 11th Street
Panama City, FL 32401
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
The Committee consists of nine members. Each of the five county commissioners appointed a member, and the four remaining members represent organizations specified in the County's resolution. Committee members receive no money for their work on the committee. They are volunteering their time because of their concern for the community and the opportunities RESTORE funds offer for the betterment of Bay County.
- Becca Hardin, representing Bay County Economic Development Alliance
- Kim Bodine, representing the CareerSource Gulf Coast
- Dean Dr. Randy Hanna, representing Florida State University Panama City
- Wayne Stubbs, representing Port Panama City
- Melissa Thompson, nominated by Commissioner Tommy Hamm, District 1
- J. Adam Albritton, nominated by Commissioner Robert Carroll, District 2
- Brandon Aldridge, nominated by Commissioner William T. Dozier, District 3
- WC. Harlow, nominated by Commissioner Guy M. Tunnell, District 4
- Jack Bishop, nominated by Commissioner Philip Griffitts, District 5
Enacted in July 2012, the federal Resources, Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities and Revived Economies (RESTORE) of the Gulf Coast States Act provides for the allocation and use of funds resulting from Clean Water Act civil and administrative penalties from the Deepwater Horizon blowout and subsequent oil spill. A portion of these funds will come directly to Bay County.
On January 21, 2014, the Bay County Board of County Commissioners adopted Resolution 3207 to establish a RESTORE Act Advisory Committee (PDF). The purpose of the Committee is to solicit public input, draft a plan, and set goals for Bay County's use of funds received from the RESTORE Act. The Committee also reviews projects and submits recommendations to the Bay County Board of County Commissioners for consideration. Final decisions rest with the County Commissioners.