Media Release

The Second of Three Community Conversations about the Future of Development in Alachua County

Friday, May 22, 2015 3:00 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL – The Alachua County Environmental Protection Advisory Committee (EPAC) will host the second of three panel discussions on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. The first meeting, which focused on “Water and Wetlands” was attended by over fifty people. The second meeting will be focused on “Natural Resources,” and is at 6 p.m., at the Alachua County Health Department (224 S.E. 24th Street, Gainesville). The panelists for this discussion include Pegeen Hanrahan, Mark Hostetler, Bob Simons, and Tom Kay. The discussion will be moderated by current EPAC Chair Mary Alford. 

View/download more Information about the panelists (PDF).

“A Community Conversation about the Future of Development in Alachua County” is a series of three panelist discussions to consider what changes can be made in Alachua County to ensure a sustainable future for citizens and the environment. Panelists will address all development in Alachua County, not development in any particular project or place. 

Citizens are encouraged to attend the meeting. Unfortunately this meeting will not be videotaped or available to view live.

Citizens are encouraged to participate in the conversation by submitting questions in advance of the forum to, and to attend the forum to continue the conversation.

EPAC provides an opportunity for citizen involvement on environmental issues and concerns affecting residents of Alachua County. It advises the Board of County Commissioners on appropriate measures to safeguard air and water resources and on responsible management of public lands and resources.

For more information, contact the Alachua County Environmental Protection Advisory Committee Chair, Mary Alford at 352-317-4480.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).