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Office of Economic Growth
Economic Growth Team
The Office of Economic Growth is responsible for the implementation of Pasco’s Economic Development Plan and the administration of the Jobs and Economic Opportunities Trust Fund (Penny for Pasco). This team is also charged with helping to encourage growth in the economy for Pasco County.

You can reach any member of our team at:

8731 Citizen Drive, Suite 135
New Port Richey, Florida  34654
727-815-7092
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Melanie Kendirick - Program Administrator
Melanie is the Program Administrator for the Office of Economic Growth and the Brownfield Manager for Pasco County. Prior to joining Pasco, Melanie has spent over fifteen years working on community and economic development initiatives in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. She has also been involved with voluntary cleanup programs in the State of Ohio, where connecting activities, community development, and creative financing meant job creation for regional residents. In her role with Pasco, Melanie is responsible for the implementation of Pasco’s Economic Development Plan and the administration of the Jobs and Economic Opportunities Trust Fund (Penny for Pasco). This happens through facilitating partnerships between communities, property owners, and businesses to identify and encourage development, and redevelopment.

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Thomas Bruno - Business Analyst
Thomas O’Connor Bruno was educated at the University of Central Florida in several disciplines. He was born and raised in Pasco County and attended elementary, middle, and high school in the County. He began work for the Pasco County Board of County Commissioners in September of 2014.

In his spare time, Thomas is a Certified Lego Master Builder.

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