Trish Duffy will be briefed today on her upcoming duties as Charlotte County’s newest commissioner. Governor Jeb Bush selected Trish Duffy from a pool of 11 applicants to replace Commissioner Sara Devos who resigned. Duffy has lived in Charlotte County for 27 years. Her husband Barney is principal of Charlotte High School. Her three children are grown – and now says Duffy she has the time to serve the community that’s given her so much.
“I took care of my parents many years ago and I understand the needs of our seniors and I raised children here and I’ve worked as a business person in the community in health care for many years and most recently with Comcast where I deal with business owners on a daily basis. So I understand their needs and issues.”
Duffy says she’s closely followed local politics. She says she’ll be advocate for planned growth. She anxious to see Florida Gulf Coast University build a campus in Charlotte County. Trish Duffy will attend her first County Commission meeting, as a board member, Tuesday, September 26th.
Charlotte County’s newest commissioner says she’s excited and honored by her appointment to the position by Governor Jeb Bush. Trish Duffy replaces Sara Devos who resigned with two years left in her term. Duffy is 27 year resident of Charlotte County and says she’s closely followed local politics. She has gearing up to provide her input – and vote – a number of issues.
“I think one particular concern right now is the budget which I know the county commissioners have been working diligently on. Growth management is a big issue with new developments like Murdoch village and Babcock Ranch those are two really important issues. Water is another issue, water management.”
Trish Duffy raised three children in Charlotte County. Her husband Barney is principal of Charlotte high. She will attend her first commission meeting, as a board member, Tuesday September 26th.
Monday, 18 September 2006 01:00
New Charlotte CommissionerWritten by WGCU Newsroom