This commission was established through the adoption of a legislative act in 1989, HB 984, amending Chapter 67-1365, laws of Florida providing for a change in the membership structure of the Pensacola-Escambia Development Commission with its purpose being to actively seek new industry for the area and expansion of existing industries. It is responsible for promoting and developing Ellyson Industrial Park, and helps promote tourism and convention activities for the Escambia County area. The PEDC is composed of nine members, each of whom shall be a freeholder and a qualified elector of Escambia County. The PEDC shall consist of the following: Two members shall be County Commissioners; one member-at- large shall be appointed by the Board of County Commissioners; two members shall be Pensacola City Councilmen; one member-at-large shall be appointed by the Pensacola City Council; one member shall be a Century City Councilman; one member shall be the president of the Pensacola Area Chamber of Commerce; and one member, to be appointed by the president of the Pensacola Area Chamber of Commerce, shall be the chairman of the committee of 100 or the chairman of the Tourist Advisory Council.
The term of office of each of the members, except those holding specific offices, shall be for a term of two years; except initial appointments of one member of the Board of County Commissioners and one member of the Pensacola City Council shall be for one year.
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