Gainesville, FL – Madison County Commissioner Roy Ellis was awarded a Certificate of Outstanding Attendance at the North Central Florida Regional Planning Council meeting on June 30, 2011 by Scott Koons, Executive Director of the Council. The Certificate was awarded in recognition of his attendance at every scheduled Council meeting during Program Year 2010-11. Ellis has served on the Council since 2001, representing Madison County as a local elected official.
The Council, whose members are local elected officials and gubernatorial appointees, administers a variety of state and federal programs for north central Florida including Alachua, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee, Taylor and Union Counties. Programs include development of the Strategic Regional Policy Plan, technical assistance to local governments in development of comprehensive plans, land development regulations and grant management, and administration of developments of regional impact, local mitigation strategies, hazardous materials, homeland security and economic development programs. In addition, the Council staffs the Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization for the Gainesville Urbanized Area, the North Central Florida Local Emergency Planning Committee, the North Central Florida Regional Hazardous Materials Response Team and The Original Florida Tourism Task Force.
Ellis has been very active in the organization over the past several years. He has served one term as Chairman and Vice-Chairman and two terms as Secretary-Treasurer. He has also served as Chairman of the Finance, Nominating and Program Committees, and has been a member of the Board of Directors for nine terms. He is currently serving as Chairman of the Finance Committee.
The Council’s offices are located in Gainesville. More information about the Council can be found at ncfrpc.org.