Riverfront Redevelopment Team


  • 9 voting members – Mayor, Ward 1 Council Members, City Manager, District 2 County Commissioner or designee, 2 shall be owners or operators of commercial establishments in DCRA and 1 resident of the DCRA and 1 owner or operator of commercial establishment At-Large and 1 resident At-Large.

Meeting Date

  • 3rd Thursday at 1:00 p.m.

Member Term

  •  Public Officials continuous; 3 members - appointed for 2 years first term then option of 4 year reappointment; 1 member - 4 year appointment with option of reappointment.

Governing Document

  • LDR & Code of Ordinances

Description of Duties

  1. The Downtown Redevelopment Advisory Board (DRAB) is responsible for approving the issuance of land use certificates for all proposed major development activity within the Downtown Community Redevelopment Area.  DRAB is responsible for insuring the development activity is consistent with the Downtown Community Redevelopment Plan and the architectural theme established for the historic district.
  2. All minutes of the Downtown Redevelopment Advisory Board meetings shall be filed with the Planning and Development Department.

Note: Appointed members of City boards and committees are required by law to file a financial disclosure with the Florida Commission on Ethics.  The reporting form and instructions will be sent to appointed members each year through the Santa Rosa County Supervisor of Elections office.

If you are interested in serving on any of the Boards, please call 983-5411 or click HERE to fill out the Board Survey form.

Members and Term

 Members  Expiration Date
Wesley Meiss, Mayor
Ashley Lay, Ward I Council Member
Jimmy Messick, Ward I Council Member
Bob Cole, District 2 County Commissioner
Laura Spencer Coleman, Commercial Owner/Operator February 10, 2017
Glen Hill, Commercial Owner/Operator
September 28, 2016
Vacant, DCRA Resident

Miller McCombs, Resident-At-Large
September 28, 2016