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Board of Directors

Executive Committee


Terry Burroughs
Chair, FHERO Board

Executive Committee Member
Okeechobee County, Commissioner


James Selph
Vice Chair, FHERO Board

Executive Committee Member
DeSoto County, Commissioner

Robbie Chartier
Treasurer, FHERO Board

Executive Committee Member
Okeechobee County, Administrator

Tim Stanley

Executive Committee Member
Glades County, Commissioner


Russell Melendy

Executive Committee Member
Hardee County, Commissioner


Michael Swindle

Executive Committee Member
Hendry County, Commissioner


Board Members

Paul Carlisle

Glades County, County Administrator

Bill Lambert

Hardee County, EDC Executive Director


Hendry County IDA/EDC, Executive Director

Lomax Harrelle

City of Belle Glade, City Manager

Mike Taber

DeSoto County, EDO Executive Director

Tracy Whirls

Glades County IDA/EDC, Executive Director

Margaret Wuerstle

Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council, Executive Director

Christine Betancourt

Immokalee CRA, Acting Executive Director

Tammy Jackson Moore

City of Pahokee, Deputy City Manager

Greg Harris

Highlands County, County Commissioner

John W. Gurney

Okeechobee County and City of Okeechobee, Economic Development Director


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Recent News

Highlands County Approves Industrial Revenue Bonds to Support Historic Harder Hall Expansion
07/18/2018 | On Wednesday, July 11, the Highlands County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) approved the issuance of industrial
DEO Activates Emergency Business Damage Assessment on Algal Blooms
07/18/2018 | Upon a request from Florida Governor Rick Scott, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO)
Highlands County Named One of the Least Expensive Places to Live in America
07/05/2018 | A recent article by Business Insider examined recently released data on personal income and the
New Manufacturer Locates in Highlands County
06/08/2018 | Diversified CPC International has signed a 25-year lease that includes almost four acres of land
Local State College to Create Mobile Welding Lab
05/23/2018 | South Florida State College (SFSC) was awarded $500,000 through a special funding allocation by the Florida