The Florida Council of 100 is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization. It was formed in 1961 at the request of Governor Farris Bryant to provide advice to him on key Florida issues from a business perspective. The Council has continued that advisory role to the Governor over the years, and today exists to promote the economic growth of Florida and improve the economic well-being and quality of life of its citizenry. The Council was the first of its kind in the United States, and works in close harmony with the Governor, the Chief Justice, the Legislature, as well as with private organizations, to achieve quality of life improvements for the people of Florida.
CEOs invited into the Council represent a cross-section of key business leadership in Florida. Members are expected to have a stake in Florida and in the achievement of the Council mission; have achieved a high degree of success and recognition in their business, profession or public service career; have demonstrated involvement in public policy issues; and possess the personal qualities of character, personality and leadership ability, and the desire to advance the Council mission. Given these criteria, the Council is firmly committed to geographic, business type, racial, ethnic, and gender diversity.
As business leaders, the members of the Council feel responsibility and have the determination, to improve Florida. The Council mission statement, adopted in 1998, sums up the vision of the members:
To be a forum of strategic thinkers and leaders having a major positive effect on Florida public policy that enhances the quality of life and economic well-being of all Floridians.
|The Florida Council of 100|
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Tampa, Florida 33602
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