2023-2024 Charter Review Commission Members
The Charter Review Commission has 13 members: One County Commissioner, One Constitutional Officer, One Member of the Legislative Delegation, One City Elected Official and Nine Citizens.
Learn more about the Pinellas County Charter Review Commission.
Commissioner Dave Eggers
Pinellas County Commissioner, District 4
Charter Review Commission Member
Commissioner Eggers was elected to the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners in November 2014 and re-elected in 2018 and 2022. As a County Commissioner, he continues to focus on transparency, fiscal accountability, economic development, transportation issues within the region and County, regional water management, ensuring land availability for business expansion (light industrial land use and zoning), affordable housing (residential zoning) and stormwater/environmental needs.
Previously, he served as Mayor of Dunedin, elected in March 2009, and re-elected in 2012. Prior to becoming Mayor, he served as a City Commissioner of Dunedin, elected in 2003 and re-elected in 2006. During Commissioner Eggers’ tenure with Dunedin, he started the Youth Advisory Council, the Social Services Committee, and the Public Safety Committee. In addition, he led efforts to recognize returning veterans and to establish the Purple Heart Park and Purple Heart City designation for the City and now for Pinellas County.
Master of Business Administration in Finance and Marketing, University of Pittsburgh, PA, 1982
Bachelor of Science in Engineering, specializing in Civil Engineering, Duke University, Durham, NC, 1979
Current Committees and Organizations
- Consolidated Justice Information Systems Board
- County Attorney Oversight Committee
- Charter Review Commission
- Forward Pinellas Board, Past Chairman
- My VA Community Engagement Board
- Pinellas County Law Library Board of Trustees
- Pinellas County Public Safety Coordinating Council
- Tampa Bay Transportation Management Area Board, Past Chairman
- Tampa Bay Water, Past Chairman
- Value Adjustment Board, Chairman
- Florida Healthy Kids
Past Committees and Organizations
- AmSkills Board
- Career Source Board
- Economic Development Council, Past Chairman
- Election Canvassing Board
- Mease Manor Board of Directors, Past Chairman
- Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority
- Tourist Development Council, Past Chairman
Personal Affiliations and Organizations
- Dunedin Historical Society, Member
- Friends of the Dunedin Library, Member
- Friends of the Honeymoon Island Parks, Charter Member
- Rotary Club of Dunedin North, Past Member
Mike Twitty, MAI, CFA
Pinellas County Property Appraiser
Constitutional Officers Appointee
Mike was sworn into office on January 3, 2017, as the Pinellas County Property Appraiser. Prior to being elected he was a senior managing director and principal of a successful residential and commercial appraisal firm based in Pinellas County.
Mike is a lifelong resident of Pinellas County. After graduation from Largo High School, he received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at the University of Florida in 1989, where he majored in Real Estate & Urban Analysis. He subsequently received his Florida Real Estate Broker’s license, State-Certified General Real Estate Appraisal certification, was awarded the MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute and received the Certified Florida Appraiser (CFA) designation from the Florida Department of Revenue.
Mike has over 30 years of experience in the valuation of a wide variety of property types within Pinellas County and is presently Vice President of the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Appraisal Institute and a Regional Director. He has qualified as an expert witness in five area counties relating to real estate valuation matters and has substantial experience in evaluating and solving difficult valuation assignments. He has also been involved in real estate technology throughout his career. He served as a key member of a technology taskforce formed to tackle difficult real-world issues surrounding the design, maintenance, and deployment of appraisal report templates on a national scale.
Since coming into office, Mike has introduced cutting edge technology while remaining fiscally responsible to improve customer service and advance the mass appraisal process. Mike presently serves as Chair of both the Enterprise GIS (eGIS) Steering Committee and Business Technology Services (BTS) Board and is Vice Chair of the Human Rights Board within Pinellas County Government. In addition, he serves as Chair of the Property Appraisers’ Association of Florida’s (PAAF) Legislative Committee and Florida Flood Impact Committee, which tracks National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) legislative activity and potential value impacts due to rising premiums. Mike also serves as a District Director (At Large) for the Florida Association of Property Appraisers (FAPA) and is President-Elect for the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Appraisal Institute.
Professional recognitions include:
- R.R. “Bob” Walden Award (2022), Property Appraiser’s Association of Florida
- Homeowner Hero Award (2021), Pinellas Realtor Organization / Central Pasco Realtor Organization
- Member of the Year (2020), Florida Chapter of the IAAO
- Leadership Recognition (2018 & 2019), Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the Appraisal Institute
- President’s Teamwork Award (2015), Valbridge Property Advisors
Mike’s personal life is defined by his love of family, friends, and music. He has a musical family with both of his sons and himself being musicians and playing different instruments (guitar, piano, percussion, bassoon, and vocals). Mike is also an avid sportsman (boating, fishing, and scuba diving) and is a licensed private pilot. Mike resides with his wife Michele and their two sons in the Largo area.
Florida State Senator
Pinellas Delegation Appointee
Nick DiCeglie is a business owner, nonprofit executive, and State Senator. At a young age, Nick took over his family business and grew the company from 6 employees and two trucks to 37 employees and a fleet of over 15 vehicles. In 2011, the Clearwater Chamber of Commerce recognized his family business as the Medium Business of the Year. Nick served as the Chairman of the Clearwater Chamber of Commerce for two terms in 2013 and 2014, where he was a strong advocate for the Pinellas County business community.
In 2018 Nick was elected to the Florida House of Representatives, where he focused on helping small businesses and expanding Florida’s workforce. Nick passed legislation that removed harmful red tape and allowed Florida’s craft distillery industry to thrive. Nick also passed a bill that allowed certain employers to substitute work experience for postsecondary education requirements when making hiring decisions. Nick was elected to the State Senate in 2022 and quickly passed into law a bill that reduces tolls for Floridians whose daily work commutes include toll roads. He is currently the Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee and Vice Chair of the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee.
In June of 2023, Nick was named President & CEO of Hope Villages of America, a top nonprofit in Pinellas County since 1967. The organization is dedicated to its mission, which includes a food bank, domestic violence services, and transitional housing. These programs serve over 150,00 residents every year.
Nick lives in Indian Rocks Beach with his wife Erica, their two children, Livia & Carlo, and their dog Lucky.
Madeira Beach City Commissioner District 4
Municipal Elected Official Appointee
Anne-Marie Brooks is currently Madeira Beach City Commissioner District 4. Anne-Marie is a Florida Native and has lived in Pinellas County for 20 years and in Madeira Beach for the last 8+ years.
As a resident of Madeira Beach, Anne-Marie has served on the Madeira Beach Budget Committee and has been appointed to the Planning Commission for 2 terms. She is married to Jeff Brooks, and they share 6 children and 3 grandchildren. Anne-Marie loves Florida, Pinellas County, and her Madeira Beach community.
Mark Strickland, Jr.
Commissioner Long Appointee
In 2015 Dr. Mark F. Strickland, Jr. was promoted to Provost at the Seminole Campus of St. Petersburg College. In 2022, Mark was given the additional responsibility of overseeing the Health Education and Vet Tech Centers. Mark has and continues to be a major contributor in the implementation and success of the College and Student Experience. Mark has led, assisted, and served on numerous college initiatives, along with statewide committees.
Mark joined St. Petersburg College in 2000 as a College Recruiter. In 2003, Mark was promoted to Coordinator of Enrollment Management and soon thereafter became the Director. Mark departed Enrollment Management in 2011 to become the Associate Provost at the Downtown Campus. In addition to his contributions as an Associate Provost, he also served as the Athletic Director until 2015. Mark also has been an Adjunct Instructor for St. Petersburg College, Barry University, and the University of Tampa.
Mark’s upbringing, as a military dependent, allowed for him to live in multiple countries such as: Egypt, Italy, and Germany. In addition to his time overseas, Mark also lived in Georgia, Oklahoma, Alabama, Virginia, and Florida.
As a late teen, Mark settled in nicely in Seminole, Florida, at the conclusion of his father’s military career and considers Florida to be his home. Mark went on to earn an Associate in Arts degree from St. Petersburg College, a Bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida, a Master’s degree from Nova Southeastern, and a Doctorate in Leadership and Management from St. Thomas University. Mark is married to wife, Wendy, and they have two children Elle (18) and Ty (15).
Commissioner Scott Appointee
Ashley Overend is a veteran legislative and communications professional with more than a decade of experience in the strategic development of public policy and messaging. A graduate of the State University of New York College at Brockport, Ms. Overend holds a dual bachelor’s degree in broadcast communications and political science. She has served as a legislative aide and campaign manager to numerous elected officials and is revered for her ability to navigate organizational governance and parliamentary procedure. Ashley has held key roles on campaigns across the country at all levels of government, and currently serves as a chief legislative aide in the Florida Senate focusing on the state budget and legislative funding initiatives.
A staunch advocate for behavioral health access and treatment reform, Ms. Overend serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors for NAMI Pinellas and Drug Free America Foundation. She is also a member of the Florida Crisis Response Team. Ashley and her husband reside in Clearwater.
Commissioner Justice Appointee
Commission Member Tom Steck, an almost life-long resident of Pinellas County, previously served as the Vice Chairman of the 2016 Charter Review Commission. He has extensive experience working in various levels of government, including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Headquarters, Florida Department of Children and Families Suncoast Region, and the Pinellas County Department of Health and Social Services.
Mr. Steck holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Florida. He is a Realtor and holds a number of real estate designations and certifications. He is a member of the National Association and Florida Realtors’ Boards of Directors, as well as several committees of each organization. Over the years, he has held various positions on the Pinellas Realtor Organization’s Board and Executive Committee and is the incoming Board President for 2024 of the 10,000-member organization.
Mr. Steck has served on the Board of Directors for Community Action Stops Abuse (CASA) and has also worked with the United Way of the Suncoast reviewing agency funding requests. He is the proud father of another University of Florida graduate, who has followed in his footsteps by becoming a social worker and working for the government. In addition, there are two granddaughters for him to play with!
Commissioner Eggers Appointee
Since 2006 Mr. Posavec has been the Chief Financial Officer of U.S. Wholesale Pipe & Tube, LLC. a leading national distributor of galvanized mechanical steel pipe and tube products. Earlier in his career Mr. Posavec held various finance and accounting positions with the Procter & Gamble Company. After 13 years at P&G, Mr. Posavec joined Pro Tech Monitoring, Inc., a provider of offender tracking products to the criminal justice industry using GPS technology. As Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer he led the company from the development stage through commercial launch and ultimately to a going concern. Mr. Posavec is a Certified Public Accountant and a graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
Mr. Posavec has been a resident of Palm Harbor since 1998. He currently serves as a Vice President on the East Lake Recreation Advisory Board. From 2014 through 2018, he served as Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Palm Harbor Community Services Agency. Additionally, he has served as a member of the East Lake High School Business Academy Advisory Board, as Chairperson of the Brooker Creek Elementary School Advisory Council (SAC) and as President of the East Lake Youth Football & Cheerleading Association. He previously served as a Commissioner on the East Lake Fire & Rescue Board of Commissioners and as a Trustee on the East Lake Tarpon Special Fire Control District Firefighters Pension Fund Board.
Mr. Posavec has been married to his wife, Marlana for 33 years, together they have two children, Drew and Alyssa and a grandson, Nolan.
Brian Aungst, Jr.
Commissioner Latvala Appointee
Brian Aungst, Jr. is an attorney and shareholder at the law firm of Macfarlane Ferguson & McMullen, P.A. in Clearwater. Brian graduated from the University of Florida in 2005 with degrees in Political Science and Telecommunication-News and earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida in 2008.
Brian served as the Chairman of the Pinellas County Commission Redistricting Committee in 2022, he is a gubernatorial appointee and past Chair of the Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County, a special taxing district for Pinellas County and was a gubernatorial appointee and past Chair of the Sixth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission. He also served as a Board Member of and legal counsel to community institutions such as Ruth Eckerd Hall, the YMCA of the Suncoast, where he serves as Board Secretary and Chair of the Audit Committee, and as a Board Member of the St. Petersburg College Public Policy Advisory Committee. He was appointed as an inaugural member of the State of Florida’s Community Block Grant Citizen Advisory Committee for Mitigation where he represents eight counties in the Tampa Bay region in ensuring transparency in the provision of Community Block Grant funds. Brian was recently appointed as a Supervisor of the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District overseeing the governmental operations of the special district constituting the Walt Disney World resort.
He is a past Chairman of the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce (now known as Amplify Clearwater) and is an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Clearwater where he has serves as the Chairman of the Finance Committee and Stewardship Committee, and as a member of the Church Council. As a board member of the Clearwater Marine Aquarium (“CMA”), Brian was instrumental in obtaining approval for CMA’s expanded state of the art facility on Island Estates. Brian also chaired the City of Clearwater’s Business Task Force from 2010 to 2013 which developed solutions to make the City of Clearwater more business friendly. Brian served as the Chairman of the City of Clearwater’s Charter Review Commission in 2015 which successfully developed seven referenda items which were approved by the voters including three crucial items related to the redevelopment of Coachman Park and the main Clearwater library that served to lay the groundwork for the current Imagine Clearwater project. In 2017, Brian served as a member of the Imagine Clearwater Stakeholder Committee and hosted several community forums to educate voters on the successful Imagine Clearwater referendum. In 2020, Brian chaired the Clearwater Covid-19 Business Recovery Task Force that formulated public policy to incentivize and support small businesses and residents impacted by the pandemic.
Commissioner Peters Appointee
Richard “Ricky” Butler is the Communications & Public Education Manager at the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) where he oversees traditional public relations communications, social media, multimedia production, public education programs, special events, and intergovernmental affairs.
A Pinellas County native, Ricky has been actively engaged in the community for almost 20 years starting with his appointment to the Pinellas County Youth Advisory Committee by late Pinellas County Commissioner John Morroni in 2006. Since then, he has served on many boards and committees for organizations including the Pinellas Park/Gateway Chamber of Commerce, PACE Center for Girls, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast, and Clearwater Jazz Holiday. He is currently on the Board of Directors for Mental Health for Heroes, the Sheriff’s Police Athletic League, and Leadership Pinellas as immediate Past President.
Ricky received his Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy & Administration from St. Petersburg College and is a graduate of Florida State University’s Certified Public Manager program. In his spare time, Ricky enjoys traveling, photography, riding his motorcycle, and checking out the latest Pinellas County hotspots. He lives in Pinellas Park with his wife, Jessica and their German Shepherd, Maverick.
Terri Lipsey Scott
Commissioner Flowers Appointee
A native of Savannah, Georgia, Terri Lipsey Scott has been a resident of St. Petersburg since 1981. She is a retired city administrator having served the Office of the Mayor and City Council from 1987-2014. Terri’s civic engagement included memberships in Junior League, Women of the Word, St. Petersburg Chapter of the Links, Inc., St. Petersburg Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., ALPHA HOUSE, First Night, Colours of Culture, One City Chorus, and the Association of African American Museums.
Mrs. Lipsey Scott has served on local boards to include Aids Services Association of Pinellas, St. Petersburg Branch of the NAACP, Co-Chair of Community Alliance, Convener of St. Petersburg Together, St. Petersburg College Women on the Way, Alpha House, the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum, Pinellas County Commission appointment to Pinellas County Historic Commission, Mayoral appointment to St. Petersburg Housing Authority Board of Directors, City Council appointment to the City Charter Review Board, John Hopkins All Childrens Board of Directors, and the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay.
Terri is an alum of Savannah State University and Eckerd College and holds a B.S. degree with high honors in Business Administration. She is a graduate of the Leadership St. Pete Class of 2008 having served as the community project co-chair and visionary. She is currently the Executive Director of The Woodson African American Museum of Florida.
Terri has been acknowledged by several organizations namely the YWCA – Phenomenal Woman of the Year; Studio @ 620 – Studio Honors Award; The Gathering of Women – Woman of Distinction Award, SCLC Role Model of the Year, H.V. Jenkins High School “Hall of Fame,” Watermark’s “One of the Most Remarkable People of 2017” the Weekly Challenger’s IMPACT AWARD, Power Broker Magazine’s Women Who Slay, AT&T Black History Month Inaugural Statewide Calendar Honoree, Girls Scouts, Woman of Distinction, a recognized HISTORY MAKER, The Edge Magazine Celebration of Women 2021, and recognized in 2022 by American Stage Honors for outstanding community commitment and acknowledged by the Tampa Bay Times as People to Watch in 2022 to name a few. Terri’s writing was published as the Foreword in the recently released Salt Creek Journal. Mrs. Lipsey Scott is the bride of 42 years to Clarence Scott, III; and mother of two adult children and two grandchildren.
Public At Large Citizen Appointee
Todd Jennings, Esq. is a shareholder at the Clearwater office of Tampa Bay’s oldest law firm, Macfarlane, Ferguson, McMullen, P.A. Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, he earned his undergraduate degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Tennessee and his Juris Doctor from the University of Florida. Before attending law school, he served as a nuclear-trained Navy Officer aboard the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine, U.S.S. Maryland. He currently practices law throughout the Tampa Bay area with a focus on civil litigation, business law and healthcare law.
Mr. Jennings has been an active member of the Pinellas County community for over a decade. A four-time gubernatorial appointee, Mr. Jennings served two, four-year terms on the Sixth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, including one year as its Chairman, and presently serves on the Second District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission and the Board of Directors of the Florida Endowment Foundation for Vocational Rehabilitation, or ABLE Trust, a direct support organization of the Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation that focuses on providing workforce opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
As the father of a son with Autism, his passion is working to provide opportunities for individuals with disabilities. In that realm, he has long been an active participant in the Development Council for LiFT Academy, a Pinellas County school that focuses on providing an exceptional education for children with neurodiversity. Additionally, he was very recently appointed to the Pinellas County Council for Persons With Disabilities where he hopes to make an impact in the future.
Mr. Jennings has also served as President of the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club and Chairman of the Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee and is presently the President-Elect of the Rotary Club of Clearwater.
Public At Large Citizen Appointee
Dr. Grove is a public health practitioner and co-owner of Carriage House Consulting, a non-profit capacity-building consulting firm providing services for various public health agencies, social change organizations, non-profits, and businesses. Dr. Grove worked as an instructor and program coordinator for Health Sciences at the University of South Florida College of Public Health.
Dr. Grove has been involved in a variety of civic and volunteer organizations including the Black Health Equity Alliance, the League of Women Voters of the St. Petersburg Area, and the Empowering Pinellas Youth Collaborative. She currently serves as a member of the Pinellas County Council for Persons with Disabilities and is currently the co-chair of the Social Justice Team for the League of Women Voters for the St. Petersburg Area. She was elected president of the League of Women Voters of the St. Petersburg Area from 2019 to 2022.
Dr. Grove received her bachelor of science degree from Central Michigan University and her master’s and doctorate of public health at the University of South Florida. Dr. Grove and her spouse reside in St. Petersburg.