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Young Ambassadors Council

Young Ambassadors Council

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.


Board Liaison

Marti Simon, Tampa

Vice Board Liaison

Matt Roepsdorff, Fort Myers

Program Chair

Justin Domer


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.