The Jobs and Economic Opportunities Committee (JEOC) is looking for new volunteers to participate in the committee that oversees the use of the Jobs and Economic Opportunities Trust Fund (JEOTF) portion of Penny for Pasco, according to a county news release.
The JEOC committee members are responsible for ensuring Penny for Pasco spending meets the requirements to promote projects creating new jobs and economic growth.
The committee consists of nine members, appointed by the Pasco County Commission, representing diverse knowledge and expertise from each of the following areas: finance/banking, agriculture, real estate, manufacturing and other private industries.
The committee meets at least once a quarter and presents annual updates to the Pasco County Commission. Selected members will serve a term of one year or two, depending on the industry.
The committee currently has openings for agriculture, real estate and industrial professionals, according to the news release.
Pasco County residents first passed the Penny for Pasco local government infrastructure surtax in 2004, to pay for county, city and Pasco County School Board improvements. The JEOTF portion, adopted in 2015, is estimated to generate more than $60 million in revenue to be used for target industry job creation and economic development projects designed to improve the local economy.
Applications are being accepted through June 18.
Published June 16, 2021