Why Here, Why Now?

In response to a question asked by members of the Envision Alachua Technical Advisory Group, members of the Task Force were asked to comment on why should we do this project here, in this location in East County? And, is this the right time to pursue this project?

Bill Strassberger
District Engineer, Clay Electric

Bobbi Walton
President Community Service for Windsor, Retired, CH2MHILL and Environmental Science & Engineering

Brad Pollitt
Vice President of Facilities, Shands Healthcare

Dr. Dale Brill
Economic Progress Coach

Dug Jones
Associate Vice President of Economic Development, Santa Fe College

Ed Regan
Energy and Utilities Consultant, Retired, Assistant General Manager, Strategic Planning, GRU

Charles Lee
Director of Advocacy, Audubon Florida

Jack Payne
Senior Vice President, Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Florida

Dr. Gladys Wright
Retired Principal, Alachua County School Board

Justin Williams
Officer, Public Relations, Cracker Boys Hunt Club, Information Technologies, Clay Electric

Dr. Karen Cole-Smith
Executive Director, Community Outreach and East Gainesville Instruction, Santa Fe College

Lindsay Krieg
Bariatrics Educator, Center for Obesity Surgery & Treatment

Mike Dykes
Officer, Cracker Boys Hunt Club, Senior Project Manager, CH2MHILL

Pete Johnson
Former Board Member, Gainesville Regional Airport Authority

Rob Brinkman
Vice Chair of Citizens Advisory Committee to MTPO, Former Chair of Suwannee St. Johns Sierra Club

Robert Castellucci
Vice President, Marketing, RoomSync

Steven Seibert
The Seibert Law Firm

Tim Giuliani
CEO, Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce & Council for Economic Outreach

Tom Coward
Retired Alachua County Commissioner & Retired Lincoln High School Teacher

Vicki McGrath
Alachua County Public Schools, Director, Community Planning

Vivian Filer
Chair, Cotton Club Museum & Cultural Center, Retired, Santa Fe College & Shands Healthcare

Ken Cornell
Alachua County Commissioner, Realtor, Cornell & Associates