FRCA is governed by a Policy Board. Each RPC selects from its membership two elected officials and one Governor’s appointee to serve on the FRCA Policy Board. The Policy Board meets twice a year to discuss issues affecting Florida’s RPCs, to share information with its partners and to set a legislative agenda.
The FRCA Policy Board seeks support of the national regional agenda from Florida’s Congressional Delegation as well as support for state funding of RPCs to ensure their ability to carry-out state mandates and further economic development throughout their regions. The Policy Board also authorizes RPC participation in the Florida Economic Development Plan Stakeholders Group, which will lead to the creation of a statewide five-year strategic plan for the State of Florida; Rural Economic Development Initiative; State Emergency Response Commission; Safe Mobility for Life Coalition; Cooperative Conservation Blueprint; and Peninsular Florida Landscape Conservation Cooperative.
The 10 RPC Executive Directors serve as an advisory body to the FRCA Policy Board. They come together eight times a year to meet as the FRCA Executive Directors’ Advisory Committee to coordinate statewide initiatives, meet with state agency senior level staff, and share best practices for management of regional planning councils.