Florida House Young Trustees
Formed in October, 2013, the Young Trustees are a group of men and women between the ages of 25 and 39 that expand the mission of Florida’s embassy in Washington, DC. Formerly known as the Young Ambassadors Council, the members are the next generation to not only recognize the significance of Florida House, but keep Florida House operating in perpetuity.
Marti Simon, Tampa
Vice Board Liaison
Justin Doomer, Okeechobee
Allison Dewan, Washington, DC
James Field, Jr., Pinecrest
Elizabeth Blair Hancock, Washington, D.C.
Clay Hollis, Tallahassee
Heather Houston, Jacksonville
Kara Krause, Potomac, MD
Jon Philipson, Tampa
Emily Shore, Ponte Vedra Beach
Christina Bonarrigo Villamil, Coral Gables
Young Trustee Responsibilities
Governance: Members should attend the fall and spring Board meetings each calendar year to vote, advise and support the Board in its role as the governing body, creating and sustaining the rules and policies of the organization. The Board will meet in Florida each fall and Washington, DC each spring. Each member should serve on at least one of the Board’s committees or task forces.
Leadership: Members 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, participate in panels at the two Board meetings and work with the McKay Civics Initiative program on a local level.
Financial: Make a minimum yearly financial commitment, the amount of which is set by the Board.
Development: Engage with other 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 raising $15,000 yearly to support Florida House operations and programs.