Council Leadership

Convening the Region

The Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council is governed by elected county and municipal representatives, gubernatorial appointees, and non-voting ex-officios representing state and regional agencies. The Council serves as a forum for the coordination and review of planning and development activities that affect the six-county region.

2023 Officers & Council Members

Mayor Woody Brown

Vice Mayor Maureen Freaney

Commissioner René Flowers

Councilwoman 
Brandi Gabbard

Councilwoman Brandi Gabbard

NAMEGOVERNMENT
Peter Altman, CouncilmanCity of New Port Richey
Thomas Barnhorn, CouncilorCity of Seminole
Rebecca Bays, CommissionerCitrus County
Scott Black, CommissionerCity of Dade City
Sandra Bradbury, MayorCity of Pinellas Park
Ann-Marie Brooks, CommissionerCity of Madeira Beach
Alan Clendenin, CouncilmanCity of Tampa
Harry Cohen, CommissionerHillsborough County
Jacob Cremer, Gubernatorial AppointeeHillsborough County
Arden Dickey, CommissionerCity of Treasure Island
Alison Fernandez, Council MemberCity of Temple Terrace
Nick Filtz, CommissionerCity of St. Pete Beach
Lisa Gonzalez Moore, CouncilwomanCity of Bradenton
Brian Hawkins, CommissionerHernando County
Jason Jones, CommissionerCity of Plant City
Andrew Knapp, Council MemberCity of Oldsmar
John Koulianos, CommissionerCity of Tarpon Springs
Jack Mariano, CommissionerPasco County
Mindi Mulvie-HastingsCity of Crystal River
Ian O’Hara, CouncilmanCity of Gulfport
Frank Rygiel, Gubernatorial AppointeePasco County
Lina Teixeira, CouncilwomanCity of Clearwater
Lynda Thompson, CommissionerCity of South Pasadena
Barbara Sheen Todd, Gubernatorial AppointeePinellas County
Raymond Turner, CommissionerManatee County
Brian Williams, CommissionerCity of Palmetto
Currently VacantCity of Safety Harbor
EX-OFFICIOSREPRESENTING
Kelley BoatwrightDept. of Environmental Protection
Waddah FarahDept. of Transportation
VacantSouthwest Florida Water Management District

Committee Assignments

The Executive Budget Committee has automatic membership from each of the six counties and Council officers and three Chair appointees. This Committee has the responsibility for the preparation of the annual budget and all amendments thereto. Meeting are held in February, April, June, August, October, and December.

2024 Executive Budget Committee Members:

  • Mayor Woody Brown, Chair
  • Vice Mayor Maureen “Moe” Freaney, Vice Chair
  • Commissioner Rene Flowers, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Councilwoman Brandi Gabbard, Past Chair
  • Commissioner Rebecca Bays
  • Commissioner Harry Cohen
  • Commissioner Brian Hawkins
  • Commissioner Jack Mariano
  • Councilwoman Lisa Gonzales Moore
  • Gubernatorial Appointee Ms. Barbara Sheen Todd

Staff:

The Nominating Committee is comprised of five board members who review candidates for the annual TBRPC Slate of Officers. The Nominating Committee meets once annually and makes their recommendation for the Slate of Officers to the full Council for consideration at the November meeting. The Installation of Officers follows in December of each year at the Annual Meeting.

2024 Nominating Committee Members:

  • Mayor Sandra Bradbury, Chair
  • Commissioner Ward Friszolowski, Vice Chair
  • Commissioner Scott Black
  • Commissioner Jason Jones
  • Gubernatorial Appointee Ms. Barbara Sheen Todd

Staff:

The Tampa Bay Regional Resiliency Coalition was officially formed in October 2018 to regionally address sea level rise, climate change, and resiliency in Tampa Bay. Original membership is comprised of five counties and 23 municipalities. Read the Resiliency Coalition Memorandum of Understanding. The Steering Committee is comprised of elected officials from throughout the Tampa Bay region who serve as the leadership board for this important initiative. Meetings are held immediately following TBRPC Full Council meetings.

2024 Steering Committee Members:

  • Councilman Peter Altman, Chair
  • Councilwoman Brandi Gabbard, Vice Chair
  • Mayor Woody Brown
  • Commissioner Rebecca Bays
  • Commissioner Harry Cohen
  • Vice Mayor Maureen “Moe” Freaney
  • Commissioner Ward Friszolowski
  • Commissioner Brian Hawkins
  • Commissioner Jack Mariano
  • Commissioner April Thanos
  • Gubernatorial Appointee Ms. Barbara Sheen Todd
  • Commissioner Rene Flowers
  • Councilwoman Lisa Moore
  • Commissioner Clifford Merz
  • Whit Remer, City of Tampa
  • Tony Rodriguez, MacDill Air Force Base
  • Ed Sherwood, Tampa Bay Estuary Program
  • Patrick Doty, Southwest Florida Water Management District
  • Eric Caplan, Tampa International Airport
  • Robin Miller, Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber
  • Sara Kane, Sarasota County
  • Douglas Griesenauer, United Way Suncoast
  • Liz Gutierrez, Enterprising Latinas
  • Alexander Kolpakov, USF Center for Urban Transportation
  • Ramona Madhosingh-Hector, University of Florida

Staff:

The Agency on Bay and Coastal Management (ABCM) is the Natural Resources Committee of the TBRPC, focusing on the protection and management of the Tampa Bay estuary. The ABCM provides a broad-based forum for open discussion of the issues and opportunities involving the estuary and its watershed. Considered the “Voice of Tampa Bay,” the ABM is made up of nearly 50 representatives from the recreational, commercial, industrial, regulatory, academic and scientific sectors as well as local, regional, state and federal governments and legislators. Meeting are held bi-monthly on the second Thursday of the month.

2024 ABCM Committee Members:

  • Gubernatorial Appointee Barbara Sheen Todd, Chair
  • Mayor Woody Brown, Vice Chair

Staff:

This Committee serves as TBRPC’s representative on the Policy Board of the Florida Regional Councils Association (FRCA). Regular membership is to include one County, one City and one Gubernatorial member. Meetings are held twice annually.

2024 FRCA Policy Board Committee Members:

  • Gubernatorial Appointee Ms. Barbara Sheen Todd
  • Councilwoman Brandi Gabbard

Alternates:

  • Commissioner Jack Mariano
  • Commissioner Scott Black

Staff:

2024 Regional Cooperative Alliance 501(C)3 Committee Members:

  • Councilwoman Brandi Gabbard, President
  • Mayor Woody Brown, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Commissioner Jack Mariano, Past President
  • Commissioner Rebecca Bays
  • Commissioner Harry Cohen
  • Commissioner Rene Flowers
  • Commissioner Brian Hawkins
  • Commissioner Jack Mariano
  • Gubernatorial Appointee Ms. Barbara Sheen Todd
  • Private Sector: Tony Rodriguez, MacDill AFB, Community Planner
  • Private Sector: Mr. David Bennett, CEO, Pinellas & Pasco Realtor Organization, Virgin Islands Territorial Association of Realtors

Staff:

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The Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council (TBRPC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer, a Drug Free Workplace, and adheres to all ADA standards of employment.

We are committed to building a team that is comprised of diverse skills, experiences, and abilities. It is the policy of the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council to provide a work environment free from discrimination, harassment, and related inappropriate behavior. 

The TBRPC does not condone or tolerate any behavior that is discriminatory, harassing or otherwise inappropriate when such behavior is based on an Individual’s or group’s race, color, national origin, religion, gender, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, language, or other protected category. Further, the TBRPC does not and will not tolerate discrimination against, or harassment of or by, our employees, job applicants, consultants, vendors, or visitors to our facility.

Wren G. Krahl, PHR-CP
Executive Director
wren@tbrpc.org, (727) 570-5151, ext. 22

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