Florida House Young Ambassadors Council
Formed in October, 2013, the Young Ambassadors Council is a group of men and women between the ages of 25 and 39 that expand the mission of Florida’s embassy in Washington, DC. The Ambassadors are the next generation to not only recognize the significance of Florida House, but keep Florida House operating in perpetuity. The Council meets with the Board of Trustees, provides speakers on timely topics for the Spring and Fall meetings and actively support activities in their region.
Marti Simon, Tampa
Vice Board Liaison
Matt Roepsdorff, Fort Myers
Allison Dewan, Washington, DC
Justin Domer, Okeechobee
James Field, Jr., Pinecrest
Clay Hollis, Tallahassee
Heather Houston, Jacksonville
Tyler Hudson, Tampa
Bill Nelson, Jr., Orlando
Jon Philipson, Tampa
Kyle Robisch, Washington, DC
Matthew Roepstorff, Fort Myers
Emily Shore, Ponte Vedra Beach
Kimzey Slade, Ponte Vedra Beach
Council Member Responsibilities
Governance: Members of the YAC should attend the fall and spring YAC and Board meetings each calendar year to advise and support the Board in its role as the governing body, creating and sustaining the rules and policies of the organization. The YAC and Board will meet in Florida each fall and Washington, DC each spring. Each YAC member should serve on at least one of the Board’s standing or special committees.
Leadership: Members of the YAC should support the mission of Florida House and the short and long-term strategies set forth by the Board to ensure successful operations and resources. Each member should serve as an ambassador for Florida House within one’s own community, showcasing Florida House to at least one external organization each calendar year.
Financial: Make a minimum yearly financial commitment, the amount of which is set by the Board.
Development: Engage with other Council members and Trustees in your geographical region for fundraising purposes, and participate in donor cultivation and development. As Florida House is entirely supported by private contributions, fundraising is a primary membership function. Each region is charged with yearly raising $15,000 to support Florida House operations and programs. The YAC shall also host at least one independent fundraiser each year with the goal of raising awareness of Florida House within the 25-39 demographic.