The Community Development Block Grant Program works to ensure decent affordable housing, to provide services to the most vulnerable in our community and to create jobs through the expansion and retention of businesses. Citizen participation by persons of low or moderate income, is an integral part of the process.

The purpose of the Citizen's Advisory Task Force (CATF) is to provide input on all phases of the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program process. CATF meets to discuss community needs and make recommendations as to the program area and activities that should be considered when drafting the grant application and prior to the public hearings. Prior to submitting the grant application, one public hearing is held to discuss community needs and a second public hearing is held to discuss the proposed CDBG application, including the specific proposed activities and the funding being requested. The CATF also provides input during the implementation of any grants received by Leon County.
Florida Statute 290.046
Florida Administrative Code Rule Chapter 73C-23
Resolution No. 18-03 adopted Jan. 23, 2018
Decision Making Committee
  • The CATF is comprised of residents of Leon County and at least 51% of members (three) must be from Low and Moderate Income households (households earning 80% or less of the area median annual income of $68,400 for a family of 4).
  • No member may be an elected official of Leon County and one member may be an employee.
Meeting minutes are required.
5 total members (per Resolution):
  • 3 low- to moderate-income residents of Leon County, appointed by the Board of County Commissioners -
  • 1 Chairman of the Housing Finance Authority or other HFA member designee
  • 1 Staff person as appointed by the County Administrator
4-Years Expiring September 30
Maximum Number of Terms: 3
No member shall serve more than three consecutive terms per Policy No. 03-15. Vacancies are filled for the remainder of the unexpired term.
Quarterly meetings.
Shington Lamy, Director
Human Services and Community Partnerships
918 Railroad Avenue
Tallahassee, FL 32310
(850) 606-1900




1 Edwards , Talethia 02/27/2018 1 02/27/2018 09/30/2022 4 Years Resident Board of County Commissioners
2 Jackson, Nita 02/27/2018 1 02/27/2018 09/30/2022 4 Years Resident Board of County Commissioners
3 Ryles-Lockley, Linda M. 02/27/2018 1 02/27/2018 09/30/2022 4 Years Resident Board of County Commissioners
4 Johnson, Andrew 04/19/2018 1 04/19/2018 09/30/2022 4 Years County Staff County Administrator
5 Lewis, Thomas 02/07/2018 1 02/07/2018 09/30/2020 4 Years HFA Chairman External