Pasco County is seeking to fill openings on its voluntary Jobs and Economic Opportunities Committee (JEOC).
The committee oversees the use of the Jobs and Economic Opportunities Trust Fund (JEOTF) portion of Penny for Pasco, according to a county news release.
Responsibilities of JEOC members include ensuring Penny for Pasco spending meets the requirements of promoting projects, to creating new jobs and economic growth.
Applications are being accepted online through Feb. 6 at MyPas.co/AdvisoryBoardApp.
Members are being sought who represent diverse knowledge and expertise from one of the following areas:
- Real Estate
- Other Private Industries
The JEOC meets, at minimum, on a quarterly basis and presents annual updates to the county board.
Members serve for one-year or two-year terms, depending upon the industry they represent.
The Penny for Pasco has been approved by voters three times, with the most recent approval extending the government infrastructure surtax for 15 years, beginning in January 2025 through December 2039.
The Penny for Pasco provides funding for Pasco County, Pasco County Schools and Pasco’s six municipalities.
The JEOTF portion from the renewal adopted in 2015 is estimated to generate more than $70 million in revenue to be used for target industry job creation and economic development projects designed to improve the local economy, according to the county’s news release.
Published January 11, 2023