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Marine Advisory Committee

MAC is a 21 member advisory board established by the Charlotte County Board of County Commissioners.

​​​​​​Meeting Schedule

The Marine Advisory Committee (MAC) meets the second Thursday of every month in Room B-106 2 Story Building, 18500 Murdock Circle, Administration Center, Port Charlotte at 9:30 a.m. Pre-Agenda meetings are held the first Thursday of every month in E. Jay Carlson Large Conference Room, 18400 Murdock Circle, Administration Center, Port Charlotte at 9:30 a.m.

Roles and Responsibilities

An excerpt from Charlotte County Resolution 2001-026, Section 8, defines the functions, powers and duties of this committee as follows:
  • To evaluate, consider and review marine-related matters in the County.
  • To consider and analyze the development and maintenance of marine-related facilities and waterways.
  • To solicit input from the public that may assist with the duties listed above.
  • To provide recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on issues related to those duties specified above or other duties assigned by the Board of Commissioners.
  • To review and provide input on the Capital Improvement Budget for marine-related facilities.

Rules & Procedures


Kimberly Sargent - Staff Liaison, Senior Administrative Assistant
Phone: 941.743.1956


  • Tom Ireland - Chairman, South Gulf Cove Yacht Club
  • Jim Darden - Vice-Chair, Member-at-Large
  • Gerald Meckenberg - Secretary, USCGA Flotilla 87-Englewood
  • Angus McKinnon - USCGA Flotilla 98-Charlotte Harbor
  • Laura Gassett-Shoemaker - USCGA Flotilla 99-Cape Haze
  • Vacant - Port Charlotte Yacht Club
  • John Welsh - City of Punta Gorda
  • Mike McIntosh - Punta Gorda Sailing Club
  • Robert Hickey - Punta Gorda Boaters Alliance
  • Bob Mayes - Punta Gorda Isles Fishing Club
  • William Kumm - Punta Gorda Boat Club
  • Chuck Wolley - Isles Yacht Club
  • Dave Vigne - Pirate Harbor Yacht Club
  • William Moran - Burnt Store Isles Boat Club
  • Vacant - Harbour Heights Yacht Club
  • Betty Campanella - America’s Boating Club – Peace River
  • Zach Gloer - Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club
  • Robert Magliozzi - Member-at-Large
  • Richard C. Russell  - Member-at-Large
  • Vacant - Member-at-Large
  • Henry Killion - Member-at-Large

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