District Information

Full Legal Name: East 547 Community Development District

B. Public Purpose: The East 547 Community Development District is a local, special purpose government entity authorized by Chapter 190 of the Florida Statutes as amended, and created by ordinance of The City of Davenport Ordinance No. 928 as an alternative method of planning, acquiring, operating and maintaining community-wide improvements in planned communities. A CDD provides the “solution” to Florida’s need to provide valuable community infrastructure generated by growth, ultimately without overburdening other governments and their taxpaying residents. Community Development Districts represent a major advancement in Florida’s effort to manage its growth effectively and efficiently. This allows a developer to establish higher construction standards, meanwhile providing a long-term solution to the operation and maintenance of the community’s facilities. The East 547 CDD has been granted those general powers defined in Section 190.011, Florida Statutes, as well as those special powers defined in Section 190.012(1) and (2)(a), (d), and (e), Florida Statutes, all as more particularly described in The City of Davenport Ordinance. CLICK HERE FOR LINK TO CHAPTER 190, F.S.

C. Contact InfoPDF Accessible

D. Fiscal Year: October 1 through September 30

E. District Establishment Date: April 6, 2020: PDF Accessible

F. Contact Info for District:
Jill Burns
East 547 Community Development District
Governmental Management Services
Central Florida, LLC
219 E. Livingston St.
Orlando, FL 32801
Tel: (407) 841-5524 or (877) 855-5251
Fax: (407) 839-1526
jburns@gmscfl.com

Website: www.east547cdd.com

G. Map of the DistrictPDF Accessible

H. Taxes, Fees, and Assessments: Assessments are collected Pursuant to Florida Statutes Chapter 170.

I. Primary Contact Info:
East 547 Community Development District
Governmental Management Services
Central Florida, LLC
219 E. Livingston St.
Orlando, FL 32801

J. Code of EthicsLink to Florida Commission on Ethics (CLICK HERE)

Board of Supervisors

Brian Walsh
Chair

863-619-7103

b.walsh@highlandhomes.org

3020 S. Florida Ave., Suite 1010

Lakeland, FL 33803

Term Expires: 11/2022

Seat #5

Milton Andrade
Vice Chair

863-619-7103

m.andrade@highlandhomes.org

3020 S. Florida Ave., Suite 1010

Lakeland, FL 33803

Term Expires: 11/2022

Seat #3

Joel Adams
Assistant Secretary

863-619-7103 x 222

j.adams@highlandhomes.org

3020 S. Florida Ave., Suite 1010

Lakeland, FL 33803

Term Expires: 11/2024

Seat #2

Jeffrey Shenefield
Assistant Secretary

863-619-7103 x 221

j.shenefield@highlandhomes.org

3020 S. Florida Ave., Suite 1010

Lakeland, FL 33803

Term Expires: 11/2022

Seat #4

Garret Parkinson
Assistant Secretary

863-619-7103

g.parkinson@highlandhomes.org

3020 S. Florida Ave., Suite 1010

Lakeland, FL 33803

Term Expires: 11/2024

Seat #1

District Contacts

Jill Burns
District Manager

407-841-5524

jburns@gmscfl.com

219 E. Livingston St. Orlando, FL 32801

Orlando, FL 32801

Roy Van Wyk
District Council

850-222-7500

royv@hgslaw.com

119 S. Monroe St., Ste. 300

Tallahassee, FL 32301

Dennis Wood
District Engineer

863-940-2040

dennis@woodcivil.com

1925 Bartow Rd.

Lakeland, FL 33801

Board of Supervisors Meeting Dates

The Board of Supervisors of the East 547 Community Development District will hold their remaining meetings for Fiscal Year 2021 at the offices of Highland Homes, 3020 S. Florida Avenue, Suite 101, Lakeland, FL 33803 at 1:30 p.m. on the 2nd Thursday of each month, unless otherwise indicated as follows:

April 8, 2021 Cancelled

May 13, 2021

June 10, 2021

July 8, 2021

August 12, 2021

September 9, 2021

The meetings are open to the public and will be conducted in accordance with the provision of Florida Law for Community Development Districts. The meetings may be continued to a date, time, and place to be specified on the record at the meeting. A copy of the agenda for these meetings may be obtained from Governmental Management Services – Central Florida, LLC, 219 E. Livingston St. Orlando, Florida 32801 or by calling (407) 841-5524.

Please note that due to the ongoing nature of the COVID-19 public health emergency, it may be necessary to hold the above referenced meetings utilizing communications media technology in order to protect the health and safety of the public or held at an alternative physical location other than the location indicated above. To that end, anyone wishing to participate in such meetings should contact the District Manager’s Office prior to each meeting to confirm the applicable meeting access and/or location information.

There may be occasions when one or more Supervisors or staff will participate by telephone. Pursuant to provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations at this meeting because of a disability or physical impairment should contact the District Office at (407) 841-5524 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the Florida Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1, or 1-800-955-8771 (TTY) / 1800-955-8770 (Voice), for aid in contacting the District Office.

A person who decides to appeal any decision made at the meeting with respect to any matter considered at the meeting is advised that person will need a record of the proceedings and that accordingly, the person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which such appeal is to be based.

Management Services

Governmental Management Services LLC – Central Florida

Governmental Management Services (GMS) is a family of limited liability companies that was established on November 26, 2004 for the purpose of providing special district management services to Community Development Districts (CDD). GMS currently has offices in Orlando, St. Cloud, Ft. Lauderdale, Tallahassee, Port St. Lucie, St. Augustine, and Jacksonville, Florida, and Knoxville, Tennessee. GMS currently manages over 130 Community Development Districts across the State of Florida.

219 E. Livingston St.
Orlando, Florida 32801
Tel: (407) 841-5524 or (877) 855-5251
Fax: (407) 839-1526

www.govmgtsvc.com