Legislative Delegation sets public hearing

Special to GateHouse Media Florida

State Rep. Mel Ponder and the members of the Okaloosa County State Legislative Delegation invite the community to join them for a public hearing to be held on from 5:30-7 p.m. Aug. 29 at Okaloosa County Commission chambers, 1250 N. Eglin Parkway, Suite 100 in Shalimar.

Delegation members will hear public comments on proposals for the 2020 Legislative Session. They may also consider and vote on a “local bill,” which is state legislation that only pertains to a municipality, taxing district, or school district within the county.

If you would like to be placed on the agenda for the delegation meeting, contact Sheri Kotzum, district aide to Ponder, at 850-833-3713 or by email at, no later than 5 p.m. Aug. 26. The public is welcome to attend and participate.

The Okaloosa County Delegation includes Ponder, Rep. Jayer Williamson, Sen. George Gainer and Sen. Doug Broxson.