Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC)

A Citizens Advisory Committee shall be established to serve in an advisory capacity to the Blueprint 2000 Intergovernmental Agency.  In February 2001, the committee was expanded from nine members to twelve.  In November 2007, a member from the Education Community was added to the CAC. In September 2016, three additional members from the Business Community were added to the CAC.


Neil Fleckenstein, Chair, Planner – nominated by the EECC

Andrew Chin, Education Community

Claudette Cromartie, Council of Neighborhood Associations

Gordon Hansen, Tallahassee Senior Citizen Advisory Council

JR Harding Ed.D, Disabled Community Representative

Gina Kinchlow, Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce

Chris Klena, Economic Development Council

Henree Martin, EECC Representative

Ed Murray, Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce

Peter Okonkwo, Capital City Chamber of Commerce

Stewart Proctor, Planning Commission Designee

George Smith, Financial expert—nominated by the EECC

Jim Stevenson, Natural scientist/biologist—nominated by the EECC

Allen Stucks, NAACP / Civil Rights Community Representative

Hugh Tomlinson, Network of Entrepreneurs and Business Advocates

Kent Wimmer, Big Bend Environmental Forum


Blueprint 2000 Staff

Benjamin H. Pingree, Director of P.L.A.C.E.

Charles Hargraves, Director

Shelonda Meeks, Administrative Supervisor

Angela Ivy, Executive Assistant

Autumn Calder, Planning Manager

Megan Doherty, Senior Planner

Junious Brown, Civil Engineer

Debra Schiro, Legal Council

Violet Wall, Legal Assistant

Susan Emmanuel, Public Information Officer


Responsibility of the Citizen Advisory Committee:

  • Review work plans, financial audits, and performance audits and to make recommendations to the Blueprint 2000 Intergovernmental Agency.


View PDF Files

Citizen Advisory Committee Bylaws

Citizen’s Advisory Committee 2003 Annual Report

Citizen’s Advisory Committee 2007 Status Report

Citizen’s Advisory Committee 2008 Status Report

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