2020 Initiatives

Trails Committee:

  • Lake 100 is overseeing the county-wide trails effort known as “Friends of Lake County Trails”.
  • City subcommittees – established city liaisons for the following municipalities in Lake County: Leesburg, Clermont, Eustis, Tavares, Umatilla, Mount Dora, Sorrento
  • Communication via social media and email to over 300 trails advocates across Lake County.
  • Lake 100 is coordinating trails funding request efforts at the state and local levels, working closely with Lake Sumter MPO, Lake County BCC and municipalities.
  • Working with Lake County on a three-year funding plan to finish the necessary planning studies.

Workforce Housing Committee:

  • Working on a planned attainable housing model community to debut in Lake County.
  • Overseeing the creation of an Attainable Housing Master Plan in partnership with Lake County.
  • Created a coalition consisting of the best business and industry minds to address attainable housing issues in Lake County.
  • Creating a plan to educate and work with Lake County cities to adopt the Master Plan.

Advocacy Committee:

  • Working in partnership with Chamber Alliance of Lake County, Leadership Lake, Lake County League of Cities, Commercial Contractors Association of Lake & Sumter Counties, and the Realtors Association of Lake & Sumter Counties, depending on area of need or issue.
  • Coordinating a county-wide legislative effort to increase Lake County success during legislative session with the Lake County Chamber Alliance and Lake County.
  • Identifying areas of need for legislative assistance and working with the Lake County legislative delegation to address these areas.
  • Works with the Lake County staff and BCC to address economic development issues.
  • Addresses issues of concern at the city level.

Education Committee:

  • Working with Workforce Housing committee on the model attainable housing community for teachers.

Healthcare Committee:

  • Currently addressing Covid-19 issues in Lake County.
  • Working with Workforce Housing committee on attainable housing.

Land Use Committee:

  • Working with Elevate Lake staff on economic development issues facing Lake County in order to become more competitive and remove obstacles to economic development.
  • Working on a plan to educate and address NIMBY issues in Lake County, especially as it applies to economic development and attainable housing.
  • Provides the “Go Team” for Lake County to act as a “concierge team” for Lake County economic development recruiting.