Industrial Development Authority

The Industrial Development Authority was created to perform such acts necessary for the sound planning and development of Polk County, its industry, commerce and business.

The day, time place and purpose of each meeting of the authority are advertised in a newspaper of general paid circulation in Polk County. All meetings are held in the Polk County Administration Building, 4th Floor, Room #407, 330 W. Church Street, Bartow, FL and  are open to the public.
 
IDA Meeting Dates:
June 14, 2018
July 12, 2018
August 9, 2018
September 13, 2018 
Learn More about Industrial Development Authority

The following is the Polk County Industrial Development Authority’s tentative budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year.

2017-2018 Budget

Board Members

  • Richard M. Munday, Jr., Chairman, serving a three year term 2/6/2014 - 2/5/2017
    4820 Lake Gibson Park Road
    Lakeland, FL 33809
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  • James (Dege) J. DeGennaro, serving a three year term 9/6/2016 - 2/19/2019
    3111 Stonewater Drive
    Lakeland, FL 33803
    email
  • Paul W. Gerrard, Jr., serving a three year term 2/6/2017 - 2/5/2020 
    540 Greenway Drive
    Lake Wales, FL 33898
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  • Eric Hinshaw, Assistant Secretary, serving a three year term 1/7/2015 - 11/6/2018
    3800 Chalet Suzanne Drive
    Lake Wales, FL 33859
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  • Terry W. Simmers, serving a three year term 2/6/2016 - 2/5/2019
    631 Lone Palm Drive
    Lakeland, FL 33815
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  • William "Bill" Block, serving a three year term 1/23/2016 - 1/22/2019
    218 Bayberry Drive
    Polk City, FL 33868
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  • Gerald Robinson, serving a three year term 1/23/2017 - 1/22/2020 
    413 Opal Ave.
    Auburndale, FL 33823
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  • Brian S. Boyce, serving a three year term 1/23/2018 - 1/22/2021 
    Hancock Bank - Middle Market Banking
    225 East Lemon Street, Suite 110
    Lakeland, FL 33801
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  • J. Theron Stangry, serving a three year term 1/23/2016 - 1/22/2019
    3220 Lake Breeze Drive (H)
    Haines CIty, FL 33844
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Qualifications for Board Members / How to Apply

The Polk County Board of County Commissioners appoints nine members to the Industrial Development Authority. Members serve three-year terms and there are no term limits. Each member shall serve and continue to hold office until their successor is appointed. In the event of a vacancy in the office of any member during a term of office, the county commissioners will appoint a successor for the period of the unexpired term. No Industrial Development Authority member will hold dual office.

For more information, call Dianna McClelland in the County Attorney's Office at (863) 534-6501 or email: diannamcclelland@polk-county.net.

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The Polk County Board of County Commissioners is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Polk County Board of County Commissioners