Pasco County Commissioner Jack Mariano has been selected to chair the board for the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council, according to a news release.
Mariano was selected as chairman of the board for 2021, during the board’s Feb. 8 meeting.
The council represents the Tampa Bay region, with its board leadership coming from Manatee, Pinellas and Pasco counties.
Mariano, who was first elected to the Pasco County Commission in 2004, is now serving his fourth term on the county board. He has previously served as chairman of the county board and also of regional planning council.
Only four elected officials during the regional planning council’s 59-year history have been selected to be board chairman twice, the release says.
The regional planning council works with six counties and 21 municipalities as they make long-range plans related to the future of the Tampa Bay region.
The council’s work focuses on resiliency, planning for climate change and sea level rise, environmental management, water quality, emergency preparedness planning, protection and restoration of the Tampa Bay estuary and numerous other issues.
To find out more, visit TBRPC.org.
Published March 10, 2021
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