COMPETITIVE PROJECTS CABINET
At the helm of the new advisory structure is the Competitive Projects Cabinet (CPC), a three-member committee responsible for considering competitive economic development projects generated by OEV or brought to the organization via other economic development channels. Some of the key factors in the CPC’s identification of competitive projects include return on investment for the community, fit, and a review of due diligence performed prior to considering recommended financial or non-financial incentives.
Members of this committee include the Tallahassee City Manager, Leon County Administrator, and one business leader – the EVLC chair – who will serve for one year with an option to serve a second term. The limited size and membership of the CPC is designed to facilitate flexibility and speed to decision-making throughout the competitive project process. The CPC reviews competitive economic development projects on an as-needed basis and is required, by law, to sign non-disclosure agreements. Cabinet members cannot submit or vote on projects that would impact them, their business or their organization.
Tallahassee City Manager
Vincent S. Long
Leon County Administrator
Vince has worked for Leon County since 1995 and was appointed County Administrator by the Board of County Commissioners in 2011. As the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the county government, he provides fiscal, strategic and operational leadership to the organization, as well as sound analysis and professional implementation of the Board’s policies.
Vince Long is the County Administrator of Leon County, FL, which is home to the state’s capital, two major universities and is the largest county in the metropolitan area. A highly respected CEO in local government with a proven track record of success and stability, he is recognized internationally as a leader in the profession. In 2022 he was awarded the International City/County Manager’s Association Award for Career Excellence, the top worldwide honor for a local government CEO.