The Semi-Vir­tu­al Board Meet­ing of the Pana­ma City-Bay Coun­ty Air­port and Indus­tri­al Dis­trict was called to order at 9:00 a.m., May 27, 2020 by Chair­man Del Lee. Board mem­bers were offered the option of call­ing in via Zoom, or attend­ing the meet­ing in per­son observ­ing the CDC’s rec­om­men­da­tion of main­tain­ing a dis­tance of at least six feet from others. 

The Invo­ca­tion was giv­en by Mr. Russ Mathis.

The Pledge of Alle­giance was led by Chair­man Lee.

The Exec­u­tive Sec­re­tary called the roll and indi­cat­ed all the Board mem­bers were present. Those present in per­son were Chair­man Lee, Vice Chair­man Glen McDon­ald, Mr. Ken Nel­son and Ms. Hol­ly Melz­er. Those present vir­tu­al­ly were Mr. Math­is, Mr. Jay Tusa, and Mr. James Johnson. 

The Agen­da was pre­sent­ed to the Board. Vice Chair­man McDon­ald made a motion to accept the Agen­da. Ms. Melz­er sec­ond­ed the motion. The vote was tak­en and the motion passed unanimously.


Mr. Park­er McClel­lan pre­sent­ed and reviewed the Activ­i­ty Reports.

Ms. Dar­lene Nel­son pre­sent­ed and reviewed the Finan­cial Reports.

Con­sent Agenda:

  1. Board Meet­ing Min­utes – April 222020

This item pro­vid­ed for Board approval of the April 22, 2020 Board Meet­ing Minutes. 

  1. Adopt Res­o­lu­tion to Change Project Descrip­tion and Scope for FDOT Joint Par­tic­i­pa­tion Project #423364 – 7

This Res­o­lu­tion request­ed Flori­da Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion (FDOT) to rede­fine the use of 2021 Joint Par­tic­i­pa­tion Funds asso­ci­at­ed with FDOT Project #423364 – 7.

As part of the Airport’s ongo­ing FDOT Grant pro­gram a project was sub­mit­ted in Octo­ber 2016 enti­tled Vehi­cle Park­ing Expan­sion Phase 1 – Design.” This Project was to be request­ed in the Airport’s 2021 FDOT grant request. Since that time, it has been deter­mined the Project, and tim­ing of the Project, as defined, does not match up with the Airport’s over­all devel­op­ment plan. As such, Staff rec­om­mend­ed redefin­ing the scope and deliv­er­ables for Project #423364 – 7 from Vehi­cle Park­ing Expan­sion Phase 1 – Design” to Facil­i­ty Reha­bil­i­ta­tion – Doors/​Equipment.”

There was no antic­i­pat­ed impact to the Airport’s cur­rent FY Bud­get. As funds for this Grant will not become avail­able until July 2021, spe­cif­ic deliv­er­able items for this Grant will be includ­ed in the Airport’s upcom­ing FY2021 Bud­get. Staff rec­om­mend­ed the adop­tion of this Res­o­lu­tion to revise the scope and deliv­er­ables for FDOT Joint Par­tic­i­pa­tion Project #423364 – 7.


c. Award Mit­i­ga­tion Imple­men­ta­tion Project Bid – Wild­lands Fire Ser­vices, Inc.

As part of the West Bay Sec­tor Plan, the Air­port com­mit­ted to the long-term off-site mit­i­ga­tion con­sist­ing of the restora­tion of approx­i­mate­ly 9,000 acres of prop­er­ty in close prox­im­i­ty of the Airport.

The ini­tial mit­i­ga­tion com­menced in 2008 through a 5‑year con­tract with St. Joe Tim­ber­lands Com­pa­ny. The scope of work includ­ed: Dump­site Removal, Inva­sive Species Erad­i­ca­tion, Roller-chop Appli­ca­tions, Gyro-Trac Appli­ca­tions, Pre­scribed Burn­ing, Lon­gleaf Pine Plant­i­ng and Hydro­log­i­cal Restorations. 

In 2013, Staff and ZHA reviewed the effec­tive­ness and costs of the mit­i­ga­tion con­tract and scope of work and deter­mined that sev­er­al of the tasks could be elim­i­nat­ed, as the val­ue towards the required mit­i­ga­tion efforts were either mar­gin­al or com­plet­ed. A tighter and more effec­tive scope of work was writ­ten and com­pet­i­tive bids were solicit­ed. A 3‑year con­tract was award­ed to Wild­lands Fire Ser­vices for $1,659,160 (approx­i­mate­ly $553,000 per year). The scope of work includ­ed: Pre­scribed Burn­ing, Lon­gleaf Pine Plant­i­ng and Hydro­log­i­cal Restora­tions. Dur­ing the con­tract, strate­gic plan­ning and man­age­ment result­ed in expe­dit­ed progress and com­pli­ance through more fre­quent burn­ing and increas­ing ground fuel through wire­grass plant­i­ng result­ing in max­i­mized mit­i­ga­tion impact. 

In 2016, Staff and ZHA reviewed the effec­tive­ness and cost of the mit­i­ga­tion con­tract and scope of work over the long term with the goal of expe­dit­ing progress, cap­tur­ing main­te­nance areas, reduc­ing insur­ance, and max­i­miz­ing grant monies. The Base Bids scope of work was estab­lished to meet the min­i­mum scope of work to main­tain com­pli­ance with the require­ments of the Mit­i­ga­tion Plan and Per­mit. The Add Alter­nates were iden­ti­fied to con­tin­ue to accel­er­ate mit­i­ga­tion activ­i­ties based on avail­able funding. 

On Sep­tem­ber 13, 2016, one Bid was received from Wild­lands Fire Ser­vices. A 3‑year con­tract was award­ed to Wild­lands Fire Ser­vices for $783,263 ($261,088 per year). The scope of work includ­ed: Pre­scribed Burn­ing, Lon­gleaf Pine Plant­i­ng and Hydro­log­i­cal Restorations.

In Octo­ber 2018, Bay Coun­ty was hit by Hur­ri­cane Michael, which dev­as­tat­ed vast areas of Bay Coun­ty. The hur­ri­cane cre­at­ed sig­nif­i­cant dam­age to the mit­i­ga­tion area. ZHA, ERC and Wild­lands worked dili­gent­ly to iden­ti­fy the extent of the dam­age and quan­ti­fy the costs to reme­di­ate the area back to the mit­i­ga­tion sta­tus pri­or to the hur­ri­cane. The eval­u­a­tion iden­ti­fied the hur­ri­cane set back the efforts to get to long term mit­i­ga­tion as required by the per­mit by approx­i­mate­ly 6 years and at a cost of more than $5 mil­lion. A Change Order in the amount of $195,757.50 was issued to Wild­lands to extend their con­tract by one year to con­tin­ue the mit­i­ga­tion until addi­tion­al funds were iden­ti­fied to pay for the dam­age restora­tion and allow the mar­ket to cool down from the cost increas­es asso­ci­at­ed with the extreme­ly tight labor market.

In March, bid doc­u­ments were pre­pared to solic­it mit­i­ga­tion activ­i­ties for one year, while addi­tion­al fund­ing is being pur­sued. The Base Bid was designed to include pre­scribed burn­ing equiv­a­lent to the funds avail­able through a mul­ti-year FAA Grant. The total grant amount is $143,676, which is com­prised of 90% FAA Grant and 10% ECP match. Add Alter­nates were iden­ti­fied to allow expand­ed mit­i­ga­tion activ­i­ties con­tin­gent on addi­tion­al fund­ing. The Add Alter­nates include unit pric­ing for addi­tion­al pre­scribed burn­ing, which is the most impor­tant activ­i­ty to main­tain com­pli­ance with the Per­mit, and ancil­lary activ­i­ties that may be required to sup­port the pre­scribed burns.

On May 7, 2020, one Bid was received by Wild­lands Fire Ser­vices. The Base Bid for pre­scribed burn­ing of 2,415 acres was $144,800. The unit costs of the pre­scribed burn­ing are the same as the pre­vi­ous con­tract with Wild­lands. The unit costs of the Add Alter­nates are in line with, and in a few cas­es less than, pre­vi­ous unit prices. 

Staff and our con­sul­tant felt the Con­trac­tor is qual­i­fied, that the sub­mit­ted Bid was rea­son­able and nec­es­sary, and rec­om­mend­ed the Mit­i­ga­tion Imple­men­ta­tion Con­tract and Add Alter­nates Bid be award­ed to Wild­lands Fire Ser­vices, Inc.; and to autho­rize Staff to uti­lize the Add Alter­nates, if fund­ing is available, 


to max­i­mize the effec­tive­ness of the mit­i­ga­tion effort. This mit­i­ga­tion work will be 90% fund­ed by an FAA Grant and 10% Dis­trict fund­ing in the FY2020 and will be includ­ed in the FY2021 Air­port Budget. 

d. Exer­cise Option to Extend DBE/ACDBE Con­sult­ing Ser­vices Agree­ment – Taffy Pip­pin Con­sult­ing, LLC

This item pro­vid­ed for Board approval to extend an Agree­ment for pro­fes­sion­al ser­vices between the Pana­ma City-Bay Coun­ty Air­port and Indus­tri­al Dis­trict and Taffy Pip­pen Con­sult­ing, LLC for Dis­ad­van­taged Busi­ness Enterprise/​Airport Con­ces­sions Dis­ad­van­taged Busi­ness Enter­prise (DBE/ACDBE) Con­sult­ing Ser­vices for an addi­tion­al one (1) year term.

As a recip­i­ent of grant funds from the Fed­er­al Avi­a­tion Admin­is­tra­tion (FAA), the Air­port has spe­cial grant assur­ances it is required to meet as list­ed in grant agree­ments. These assur­ances require that the Air­port set annu­al goals relat­ed to its DBE/ACDBE Pro­gram and that it must file and report its goals and the results of the achieve­ment of the goals annually.

At the April 26, 2019 Board Meet­ing, the Air­port entered into an Agree­ment with Taffy Pip­pen Con­sult­ing, LLC to pre­pare and update its DBE/ACDBE Pro­gram, com­plete annu­al reports as required by the FAA, and to pro­vide addi­tion­al ser­vices on an as-need­ed basis. The con­tract was for a one-year peri­od with four one-year renew­al options. The orig­i­nal con­tract includ­ed goal devel­op­ment and report­ing through FY2021. This exten­sion will allow for com­ple­tion of those ser­vices as well as devel­op­ment of the DBE FY2021-2023 goals and method­olo­gies and oth­er as-need­ed services. 

As the Air­port is man­dat­ed to ful­fill ongo­ing require­ments for the FAA Grant assur­ances, Staff is request­ing a one-year renew­al of the Agree­ment to assist with com­pli­ance efforts. Staff is very pleased with the ser­vice received in the first year of the contract.

The FY2020 Air­port Oper­at­ing and Cap­i­tal Improve­ment Bud­get includes fund­ing for the cur­rent year’s ser­vices. The fees for the addi­tion­al ser­vices on the one-year exten­sion will not exceed $10,000, and any need­ed funds for FY2021 will be includ­ed in the upcom­ing year’s budget.

e. Approve Secu­ri­ty Sys­tem Soft­ware License and Ser­vice Agree­ment – All­com Glob­al Ser­vices, Inc.

This item pro­vid­ed for Board approval for renew­al of a soft­ware license and ser­vice agree­ment in sup­port of the Airport’s com­put­er­ized secu­ri­ty system.

The Air­port owns and oper­ates a com­plex, com­put­er­ized secu­ri­ty sys­tem that includes access con­trol, CCTV, and badg­ing com­po­nents. The inte­grat­ed soft­ware (AMAG) asso­ci­at­ed with this sys­tem requires ongo­ing ser­vice and soft­ware updat­ing that can only be per­formed by autho­rized soft­ware inte­gra­tors. All­com is an autho­rized soft­ware ser­vice provider for the Airport’s Secu­ri­ty Sys­tem soft­ware (AMAG).

This pur­chase is a bud­get­ed line item in the Air­port 2020 O&M Bud­get. Staff rec­om­mend­ed Board approval for the renew­al of the AMAG Soft­ware License and ser­vice agree­ment from All­com Glob­al Ser­vices, Inc. of Lake St. Louis, Mis­souri in an amount not to exceed $12,070.

Ms. Melz­er made a motion to accept the Con­sent Agen­da, and Vice Chair­man McDon­ald sec­ond­ed the motion. The vote was tak­en and the motion passed unanimously.


Busi­ness Items:

  1. Con­sid­er Hangar Rental Rates for T‑Hangars with Expir­ing 10-Year Leases 

This item pro­vid­ed for Board con­sid­er­a­tion of a 3‑year hangar rental rate phase-in peri­od for expir­ing 10-year Hangar Leas­es (“Ten­ant”).

At the Feb­ru­ary 2010 Board Meet­ing, the Board reviewed the relo­ca­tion of approx­i­mate­ly twen­ty-four portable hangars whose own­ers sub­leased land from the FBOs at the old air­port (PFN) for their hangars. Those hangars were placed on the Air­port (PFN) with full knowl­edge of the hangar own­ers that the Air­port (PFN) would pos­si­bly close. Those own­ers con­tact­ed Staff and expressed an inter­est in leas­ing new hangars at the new Air­port (ECP).

The sub­leas­es lim­it­ed claims against the Air­port (PFN) in the event the sub­leas­es were ter­mi­nat­ed due to clo­sure of the Air­port (PFN), and the Dis­trict would have remained respon­si­ble for the oblig­a­tions set forth in the Uni­form Relo­ca­tion Act” in that the Dis­trict would be respon­si­ble for the cost to relo­cate the hangars up to fifty miles from the old Air­port (PFN) at an esti­mat­ed cost of approx­i­mate­ly $8,000 — $10,000 per hangar.

A rep­re­sen­ta­tive from the twen­ty-four-per­son hangar group con­tact­ed Board Chair­man, Mr. Clemons regard­ing a pro­posed plan for reduced rental rates in exchange for waiv­ing their rights for relo­ca­tion assis­tance under the Uni­form Relo­ca­tion Act. The Board approved a hangar rental fee of $150 per month for the small hangar, $204.89 for the medi­um hangar, and $291.02 for the large hangar – plus the land lease fee of $0.30 per square foot per year.

Because the Dis­trict offered those ten­ants first pri­or­i­ty for a hangar at the Air­port (ECP), and the ten­ants entered into a ten-year below mar­ket rate lease for the hangars at the Air­port (ECP), the ten­ants were not eli­gi­ble for relo­ca­tion ben­e­fits under the Uni­form Relo­ca­tion Act to move the hangar. 

Addi­tion­al­ly, at that time the Board approved hangar rates of $291 per month for a small hangar, $360 per month for a medi­um hangar, and $561 per month for a large hangar – plus the land lease fee of $0.30 per square foot per year – for new ten­ants leas­ing hangar space at the Air­port (ECP).

The ten­ants whose Leas­es are set to expire on July 5, 2020 are as follows:

Small Hangar

Aaron Hagan

N6682T, Inc. for­mer­ly John Kirk Lacewell

William (Scott) Burt

Mike and Sara Rochefort

David Art­man (Expi­ra­tion Sep­tem­ber 302020)

Medi­um Hangar

Harold Park­er

Russ Deane

Large Hangar

Dun­nair (Daniel Dunn)

A rep­re­sen­ta­tive from the now eight-per­son hangar group con­tact­ed Staff propos­ing a phas­ing-in of the rental rates to reach the equiv­a­lent of the cur­rent hangar ten­ants over a 10-year period. 


Staff reviewed the request for a 10-year tran­si­tion, as well as devel­op­ing a 5- and 3‑year tran­si­tion option. An analy­sis of each hangar clas­si­fi­ca­tion was pro­vid­ed to the Board. The analy­sis includ­ed the Board approved rate, com­pa­ra­ble size rate and the 10, 5 and 3‑year tran­si­tion rates. The rates for the out years were based on a 2% CPI adjust­ment, actu­al rates will vary slight­ly based on the actu­al CPI each year.

Based on the review of the orig­i­nal intent of the Agree­ment and the present finan­cial con­di­tions as a result of the ongo­ing pan­dem­ic, Staff rec­om­mend­ed a 3‑year tran­si­tion to reach the approved rental rates. The FY2020 Air­port Oper­at­ing and Cap­i­tal Bud­get would be pos­i­tive­ly impact­ed $2,356 with the three-year phase-in rent rate increase.

Fol­low­ing Board dis­cus­sion Vice Chair­man McDon­ald made a motion to approve a three (3)-year phase-in rent rate increase to reach the approved rental rates, and Mr. Nel­son sec­ond­ed the motion. The vote was tak­en and the motion passed except for Ms. Melz­er and Chair­man Lee who vot­ed no.”

  1. Accept FAA CARES Act Grant Offer – 31201590182020

This item pro­vides for accep­tance of an FAA CARES Act Grant Offer.

On March 27, 2020, the Coro­n­avirus Aid, Relief and Eco­nom­ic Secu­ri­ty (CARES) Act was signed into law. The act includ­ed $10 bil­lion in funds to be award­ed to air­ports for eco­nom­ic relief as a result of the impacts of COVID-19 on the airports.

In April, the Air­port applied for the CARES Act fund­ing in the amount of $6,327,925. This fund­ing is dif­fer­ent than tra­di­tion­al AIP fund­ing in that it can be used as law­ful air­port rev­enue. This Grant allows for fund­ing to be uti­lized for oper­a­tional, debt ser­vice, and oth­er eli­gi­ble costs as defined in the Grant Agreement.

The fund­ing would be avail­able for four (4) years and the request for reim­burse­ment would be in accor­dance with FAA estab­lished pro­ce­dures. The CARES Act fund­ing requires that we main­tain with­in 90% our cur­rent staffing with the excep­tion of retire­ments and employ­ees who resign employment. 

The Bud­get impact for each fis­cal year will be deter­mined based on finan­cial require­ments, and Staff rec­om­mend­ed the accep­tance of FAA CARES Act Grant – 31201590182020 in the amount of $6,327,925 for the North­west Flori­da Beach­es Inter­na­tion­al Airport.

Mr. Math­is made a motion to accept the FAA CARES Act Grant Offer, and Vice Chair­man McDon­ald sec­ond­ed the motion. The vote was tak­en and the motion passed unanimously. 

  1. COVID-19 Update

(i) COVID-19 Update/Air Car­ri­er Pro­gram

Mr. McClel­lan report­ed that the air­lines were award­ed CARES monies as well, and one air­line request­ed we review our invoice due dates, but we are wait­ing to see what is hap­pen­ing with the indus­try. Mr. McClel­lan report­ed that after talk­ing with the air­lines, pas­sen­ger activ­i­ty is expect­ed to be down 50% in 2020 from 2019300,000 enplane­ments down from 600,000 enplanements.


(ii) COVID-19 Update/Rental Car Program

Mr. McClel­lan informed the Board that the Rental Car com­pa­nies end­ed up not hav­ing to use the Cus­tomer Facil­i­ty Charge (CFC) reserves to pay for the Rental Car com­pa­nies’ March MAG. Mr. McClel­lan invit­ed Air­port Attor­ney Nick Ben­i­nate to talk about the Hertz Bank­rupt­cy, and he explained that they are fil­ing Chap­ter 11 which means reor­ga­niz­ing to reduce debt – it does not mean they are going out of busi­ness, and Hertz is doing every­thing they can to main­tain their rela­tion­ship with air­ports whom they feel are crit­i­cal to their business. 

(iii) COVID-19 Update/Con­ces­sion Program

Mr. McClel­lan report­ed that we have con­tin­ued the reduced fees from $135 per month to $20 per month to the Taxi Queue companies.

Mr. McClel­lan invit­ed Ms. Dar­lene Nel­son to assist him in pre­sent­ing to the Board a finan­cial fore­cast update show­ing graph­ic illus­tra­tions com­par­ing the Approved FY20 Bud­get, the Pro­ject­ed Growth Rate, and the Cur­rent Pro­jec­tion. Ms. Nel­son report­ed that the graphs have not changed much at all from last month. She report­ed the Approved Bud­get was an esti­mat­ed $19.7M in revenues/$10.5M in expens­es, and the Pro­ject­ed Growth Rate through the end of FY20 (pro­ject­ed before the impact of COVID-

19 began to affect the indus­try) was an esti­mat­ed $21.8M in rev­enues and $9.9M in expens­es. The Cur­rent Pro­jec­tion (cal­cu­lat­ed since the onset of COVID-19 in March), shows a steep decline in March rev­enues, lev­el­ing out and match­ing expens­es in July or August. She report­ed $612K in March rev­enues over expens­es, and $226K April expens­es over rev­enues. Year-to-date oper­at­ing rev­enues are $570K under bud­get through April, which is bet­ter than we expect­ed, with the COVID fac­tor. Ms. Nel­son con­firmed this does not include any CARES Act money.

Mr. McClel­lan added that the num­bers are improv­ing; instead of being 95% down in pas­sen­ger counts as we were last month, we were only down 60% this month (900 pas­sen­gers went through the Air­port on Sun­day, 850 went through on Tues­day – a pos­i­tive trend – not what we expect­ed May to look like back in April). 

Mr. McClel­lan report­ed that the Air­port also has a list of what we are doing to keep the Air­port clean, called ECP Ready,” which details how we are keep­ing every­thing easy, clean, and pro­tect­ing the pas­sen­gers, and is post­ed on the ECP web­site. Addi­tion­al­ly, all the air­lines have on their respec­tive web­sites the actions they are tak­ing to build con­fi­dence for the traveler.

Mr. Nel­son asked for con­fir­ma­tion that the Flori­da Gov­er­nor decreed leg­isla­tive meet­ings will con­tin­ue remote­ly, and Mr. McClel­lan con­firmed that July 2 is when the exec­u­tive order for tele­con­fer­enc­ing meet­ings will end.

Mr. McClel­lan invit­ed ECP Main­te­nance staff mem­ber Mr. Randy Iler to demon­strate the sprayer the Air­port is using to dis­in­fect areas once a day after Good­will has cleaned the areas (restrooms, fur­ni­ture, etc.). Mr. Iler mod­eled the appa­ra­tus built from a used Air­port ARFF SCBA and a paint sprayer, for a cost of under $100.

This item was for infor­ma­tion­al pur­pos­es only, and after Board dis­cus­sion, required no for­mal Board action. 

Con­struc­tion Update (infor­ma­tion only):

Mr. Richard McConnell addressed the Board begin­ning with the Ter­mi­nal Expan­sion Update. Mr. McConnell report­ed that it is pro­ceed­ing very well, mov­ing ahead of sched­ule, and on bud­get; the restroom epoxy floor­ing and wall tiles are fin­ished; they have drilled and con­cret­ed in one of the pedestals where the Gate 7 Pas­sen­ger Board­ing Bridge will be installed June 1, and are work­ing on the Gate 6 pedestal. 


Mr. McConnell report­ed that the Taxi­way E1 and Tran­sient Apron Project is also mov­ing along ahead of sched­ule and on bud­get; all the stormwa­ter drainage has been com­plet­ed; the first lift of asphalt for the Taxi­way has been poured; the Gen­er­al Avi­a­tion Taxi­way F and perime­ter road have been milled up, lime sta­bi­lized, and pre­pared for the first lift of asphalt in those areas. 

Mr. McConnell report­ed that the con­trac­tors for the State Road 388 Project are look­ing for only an inch more of sur­charge move­ment in the com­paction of soil; the per­mits from the Corps of Engi­neers have been approved so the work on the bridges can begin, but though they are also ahead of sched­ule, the actu­al Air­port Entrance Round­about is planned for a 2023 timeframe.

Mr. Russ Math­is inter­ject­ed that he would like to see a recog­ni­tion for past ECP Board Chair­man Mr. Joe Tan­nehill at the next Board Meet­ing in June, and Mr. McClel­lan con­firmed it will be on the Agenda.

The Bay EDA Update:

Bay EDA Pres­i­dent Bec­ca Hardin addressed the Board via phone and report­ed the dead­line for the Qual­i­fied Tar­get Indus­try Tax Cred­it (QTI) – which was designed to encour­age the cre­ation of high-skill jobs and encour­age the growth of cor­po­rate head­quar­ters and oth­er tar­get­ed indus­tries and a nice incen­tive they have been using in their efforts – was not extend­ed as hoped, and will end June 30. She report­ed that Project Gator is in the file stages with the finan­cial pack­age going to the banks by the end of the week. Ms. Hardin report­ed that Bay EDA is also push­ing Project Pur­ple for­ward; and tweak­ing Bay EDA’s mar­ket­ing strat­e­gy as a result of COVID-19.

The Moore Agency Update:

Ms. Katie Spill­man of The Moore Agency report­ed via phone on their April mar­ket­ing and adver­tis­ing activ­i­ty. Ms. Spill­man report­ed that the team spent the month devel­op­ing assets to launch ECP’s vir­tu­al 10-year anniver­sary cel­e­bra­tion con­tent and on strate­gic plan­ning for cre­ative con­cepts to instill con­fi­dence in trav­el­ers to be used as restric­tions are lift­ed and pas­sen­gers begin to con­sid­er trav­el again. 

Ms. Spill­man report­ed that in April there were 242 air­line web­site click con­ver­sions and 74 assist­ed con­ver­sions as a result of our cam­paign; 1,812 Escape page views; 6,839 new web­site vis­i­tors; 14,692 total web­site ses­sions; 795,973 earned media impres­sions; and 16% of our sub­scribers opened the newslet­ter. Ms. Spill­man report­ed that be are pac­ing behind on some Dash­board goals and they may need to be adjust­ed depend­ing on what the COVID-19 recov­ery phase begins to look like.

Ms. Spill­man showed how the 10-year logo The Moore Agency cre­ative team designed looked on social media, on the web­site, and in email sig­na­ture blocks. She also showed the updat­ed 10-year mile­stone graph­ic, the new ani­mat­ed graph­ics, the Thank You for 10 Years, ECP!” video, the email blast, and the Opin­ion Edi­to­r­i­al, A Decade of Growth for ECP” by Del Lee, pub­lished in the News Her­ald. Last­ly Ms. Spill­man showed the ECP brand­ed ani­mat­ed gifs our brand­ed chan­nels can begin using, as well as our audi­ences who can eas­i­ly search for and down­load them enhance their social media storytelling.

Exec­u­tive Direc­tor Report:

Mr. McClel­lan addressed the Board by inform­ing them we have been work­ing on the Projects with­out Pas­sen­gers projects, includ­ing replac­ing cracked tiles in the Ter­mi­nal. Mr. McClel­lan invit­ed the Board Mem­bers to tour the Ter­mi­nal Expan­sion after the Meet­ing. Mr. McClel­lan reit­er­at­ed that there will be recog­ni­tion for Mr. Joe Tan­nehill at the June Board Meet­ing. He also report­ed ECP’s vir­tu­al 10-year 


cel­e­bra­tion in place of the one pre­vi­ous­ly planned for May 1 in the St. Joe hangar was a suc­cess and gave kudos to Katie Spill­man for all her efforts, includ­ing the ani­mat­ed gifs. 

Mr. McClel­lan con­firmed that the Beach and Coun­ty will be appoint­ing ECP Board Mem­ber replace­ments for Mr. Nel­son and Mr. Math­is, as their terms end at the end of June.

Pub­lic Comments:

There were no pub­lic comments.


The meet­ing was adjourned at approx­i­mate­ly 10:15 a.m.

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Kathy Gilmore, Exec­u­tive Sec­re­tary Del Lee, Chairman