The Blueprint Attorney’s Office provides legal counsel and advice to the Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency Board of Directors, and the Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency, including Blueprint Infrastructure and the Office of Economic Vitality, as well as advisory committees organized under the Blueprint Intergovernmental Board of Directors.
Legal services include advising and counseling the Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency on matters concerning infrastructure and construction projects, design contracts, procurement, eminent domain proceedings, negotiated land purchases, and agreements with state regulatory agencies including the Florida Department of Transportation, as well as agreements with the City of Tallahassee, and Leon County. The Blueprint Attorney’s Office advises the Office of Economic Vitality on various matters including the applicability of the consolidated Minority Women Small Business Enterprise (MWSBE) Policy, and all legal matters concerning business development strategies, and local economic development programs.
Susan Dawson began serving as the Blueprint Attorney on November 7, 2019. Ms. Dawson received her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Florida. Since her admission to The Florida Bar in 1996, Ms. Dawson has been a member in good standing with The Florida Bar. Ms. Dawson is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Ms. Dawson is a member of the American Bar Association and the Tallahassee Bar Association.
Ms. Dawson is assisted in representing the Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency by Assistant Blueprint Attorney, Kirsten Mood.
The Blueprint Attorney’s Office does not provide legal advice to the general public.