Jobs and Economic Opportunities Committee

What is the Jobs and Economic Opportunities Committee?

The Jobs and Economic Opportunities Committee (JEOC) was created by resolution on March 24, 2015. The JEOC consists of volunteer members appointed by the Board of County Commissioners (BCC), representing a group of professionals from diverse industries. This committee requires a minimum of five (5) members, however, we have appointed four (4) additional members to keep the committee at capacity of nine (9) members. View the resolution.

The purpose of the JEOC is to:

1.  Receive updates on the status of projects funded through the JEO Trust Fund Program;

2.  Receive quarterly updates on JEO Trust Fund revenues and expenditures;

3.  Hear and make recommendations on JEO Trust Fund Program marketing initiatives and campaigns; and

4.  Present an annual report to the Board of County Commissioners as to whether the JEO Trust Fund Program is progressing in the desired direction.

  1. Headshot of David Engel

    David Engel

    Program Administrator

  2. Office of Economic Growth

    Physical Address
    8731 Citizens Drive
    New Port Richey, FL 34654

  1. Ralph Acton
  2. Hope Allen
  3. Kurt Conover
  4. Mike Davis
  5. Sam Dehghani
  6. David Key
  7. Michael Mauger
  8. Jay Michlin
  9. Martin Tschiderer

Ralph Acton

Ralph is new to Pasco County having only lived in the area for roughly two years but share a heartfelt concern for the economic growth of this area. In additions to serving on the JEOC, Ralph has experience as President of 2 HOA boards and two high school athletic booster clubs, volunteer for many civic and church groups, and coached for several teams.  Professionally, Ralph works from his home in Port Richey as an auditor of used car dealers in the Tampa Bay metropolitan area.  He graduated from Ohio Northern University with a B.A. in Marketing and has completed some post-graduate coursework at Clemson University,