CFO SINK ANNOUNCES FIRST MEETING OF MSFH ADVISORY COUNCIL
Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink today announced the first meeting of
the legislatively created My Safe Florida Home (MSFH) Advisory Council to be
held on Monday, February 4, 2008, in Tallahassee at the Capitol, in the Senate
Office Building, Room 401. CFO Sink will address the council at 8:30 a.m. prior
to the commencement of Monday’s meeting.
The Council, authorized by Section 215.5586, Florida Statutes
was created to provide advice and assistance to the Department of Financial
Services (DFS) regarding the administration of the MSFH program. CFO Sink will
use the council’s findings to further improve the services provided to
Floridians through the program.
Monday, February 4, 2008
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The Capitol Building
Room 401 of the Senate Office Building
The following twelve individuals have been appointed by CFO Sink to the MSFH
- Miriam Lopez, Trans Atlantic Bank, Florida Bankers Association
- J. Otis Black, State Farm Insurance Company, Florida Insurance
- Robert “Bob” Farr, Can Do Service Corp., Florida Home Builders
- Kurtis “Kurt” Gurley, Civil and Coastal Engineering at the
University of Florida, State University Faculty member appointee
- Rep. D. Alan Hays, Florida House of Representatives, House
Speaker Marco Rubio appointee
- Rep. Carlos Lopez-Cantera, Florida House of Representatives,
House Speaker Marco Rubio appointee
- Sen. Michael S. Bennett, Florida Senate, Senate President Ken
- Sen. Paula Dockery, Florida Senate, Senate President Ken Pruitt
- Leslie Chapman-Henderson, Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, Chief
Executive Officer of the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes appointee
- Jack Nicholson, Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund, Senior
Officer of the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund appointee
- Scott Wallace, Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, Executive
Director of Citizens Property Insurance Corporation appointee
- William “Craig” Fugate, Division of Emergency Management with the
Department of Community Affairs, Director of the Division of Emergency
The MSFH program resumed offering wind inspections and expanded statewide in
April 2007 after conducting a pilot program during the previous year. To date,
the MSFH program has received applications from approximately 166,000 homeowners
for free wind inspections and has conducted over 160,000 inspections.
Approximately 17,683 homeowners have been approved to receive matching grants
and are working with the MSFH program to harden their homes. Statewide, the
program has issued a grand total of more than 3,196 grants to homeowners for
more than $10 million.
For more information on the MSFH program or the council visit
www.MySafeFloridaHome.com or call
the program’s toll-free number at 1-866-513-6734. On the Web site, Floridians
can link to information on the council, its agenda and upcoming meetings.