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Outgoing meeting of the State Committee of Vendors


Rosen Plaza Hotel, Orlando, Florida

Friday, August 23, 2019

Chairman James Warth called the meeting to order at 11a.m. Vice Chairman Alton Palmore called the role.

The following individuals were present:
James Warth, Chairman
Alton Palmore, Vice Chairman 

District Representatives: Georgia Kellogg, District 1; Mike Renaud, District 2; Terri Lindstrom, District 3; Darryl Brinton, District 4; David Stevens, District 5; Phil Hubbard, District 6; Sead Bekric, District 7; Joel Rose, District 9, Lilian Pemberton, District 10. District 8 was not represented.

Bureau of Business Enterprise Staff: Bill Findley, Bureau Chief; Janet Chernoff, Administrative Services Consultant

Department of Education: Brent McNeal, Deputy General Counsel

Licensed Vendors: Kurt Ponchak, District 1 Alternate; David Kaplan, District 9 Alternate; Jim Parkman, Cathy Graham, Daniel Roth, Raiza Miranda, Don Gerschick, Jeffrey Estebo, TJ McCormick, Orlando Ramirez, Robert Rodriguez, Edward Spence.

Guests: Aisha Ahmed, Wendy Ramirez

June Minutes Review – Janet Chernoff

Minutes from the June meeting had been emailed to the Committee. Jim Warth asked for a motion to approve the minutes as written. Phil Hubbard made the motion. Seconded by Joel Rose. Approved by voice vote.

There was a brief discussion about the military contracts and the budget. The program was notified in June that the Navy will not be exercising the next option year for the Pensacola Naval Hospital. The Navy wants to bring in a for profit operation. The program will investigate this further and see if this would be a viable for an operator. If nothing changes the contract ends on September 30, 2019. The program will have more leeway in budget authority if this contract is not renewed. The contract for Camp Blanding will also be ending in the near future. 

There was a question about releasing committee meeting minutes prior to the next committee meeting. The minutes cannot be published until after they have been approved by the committee. Representatives can contact Janet Chernoff if they need information on the previous meeting. Jim Warth thanked the representatives for serving on the Committee.

Adjourned at 11:30a.m.

Saturday August 24, 2019

Chairman James Warth called the meeting to order at 5:30pm. Vice Chairman Terri Lindstrom called the role.

The following individuals were present:
James Warth, Chairman
Terri Lindstrom, Vice Chairman 

District Representatives: Kurt Ponchak, District 1; Mike Renaud, District 2; Mitzi Bowen, District 3; Darryl Brinton, District 4; David Stevens, District 5; Phil Hubbard, District 6; Jose Quintanilla, District 7; Sead Bekric, District 8: Joel Rose, District 9, Lilian Pemberton, District 10

Bureau of Business Enterprise Staff: Bill Findley, Bureau Chief; Alan Risk, Compliance Officer; Maureen Fink, Operations Manager; Janet Chernoff, Administrative Services Consultant

Licensed Vendors: Debby Malmberg, District 1 Alternate; Colton Knight, District 2 Alternate; Mark Turner, District 3 Alternate; Randall Crosby, District 4 Alternate;  Phil Bluschke, District 5 Alternate; Chuck Fickett, Region 6 Alternate; TJ McCormick, Region 7 Alternate; Mary Hayes, Region 8 Alternate; David Kaplan, District 9 Alternate; Alicia Villeda, Region 10 Alternate; Raiza Miranda, Todd Bowen

Guests: Bill Malmberg

Jim Warth briefly discussed some of the things that he would like the Committee to address. He confirmed that Kurt Ponchak would continue to head the Finance subcommittee and that Terri Lindstrom would put together a mentoring plan/subcommittee by the November meeting. He also indicated that he would like vendors to contact the Grievance subcommittee before bringing their grievance to the agency. Jim would like subcommittees to be independent and effective. Jim also suggested that Terry Smith with NABM be invited to the meeting in November to give Committee members a more extensive training on their roles and responsibilities.

Kurt Ponchak indicated that the Finance and Policy subcommittees would meet to begin on a work plan prior to the November committee meeting. He plans to invite the committee members to the meeting and would like to make a list of issues to work on and prioritize that list.

Kurt Ponchak made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 5:47pm.

 

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