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Rail Authority
MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of the Florida High Speed Rail Authority is to advance the development of a Statewide High Speed Rail System in Florida in accordance with Article X Section 19 of the Florida Constitution and the Florida High Speed Rail Authority Act.

Amendments to the Florida Constitution (pdf)
Florida High Speed Rail Authority Act (2002) (pdf)

As required by the Act, three appointments to the Authority are made by each the Governor, the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate. The initial appointments for the Governor were for four years, the House Speaker for three years and the Senate President for two years. Subsequent appointments by each official are for four year terms.

MEMBERS
Lee Chira - Chairman
(Re-appointed by Speaker of the House Johnnie Byrd - 2003)
President, Lee Chira and Associates, based in Orlando

John P. Browning, Jr. - Vice-Chairman
(Re-appointed by Speaker of the House Johnnie Byrd - 2003)
Florida Transportation Commission Member, President of Browning Packing Company, owner of St. Johns Expeditions, based in East Palatka

Leila Nodarse, P.E - Treasurer
(Re-appointed by Governor Jeb Bush - 2004)
President of Nodarse and Associates, an engineering firm specializing in environmental consulting, headquartered in Winter Park

Frederick Dudley
(Re-appointed by Governor Jeb Bush - 2004)
Former member of the Florida Senate and now an attorney based in Tallahassee

E.H. "Bill" Pitman, P.E.
(Appointed by Senate President Jim King - 2004)
Pitman Hartenstein and Associates, Jacksonville

Michael P. Harrell
(Appointed by Governor Jeb Bush - 2004)
Consultant with the Harrell Group

John Larkin
(Appointed by Senate President Jim King - 2004)
Alliance Capital Management Group, Orlando

C.C. "Doc" Dockery
P.O. Box 2805
Lakeland, FL 33806
863-665-6252
(Re-appointed by Senate President Jim King - 2004)
Author of the Florida High Speed Rail Constitutional Amendment

Donald Crisp
(Appointed by Speaker of the House Allan Bense - 2005)
Vice-President at First American Title Insurance Company

Denver Stuttler - Ex-officio
Secretary, Florida Department of Transportation


FORMER AUTHORITY MEMBERS

Heidi Eddins (Appointed by Governor Bush - 2001)

William Dunn (Appointed by President of the Senate Thomas McKay - 2001)

Norman Mansour (Appointed by Speaker of the House Tom Feeney - 2001)

Jennifer Closshey (Appointed by the House Speaker Johnnie Byrd - 2003)

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