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Public Liaison Advisory Committee

**Members of the general public that wish to share input regarding the effectiveness of the rules, operation and management of the FHSAA can e-mail publicinput [at] fhsaa [dot] org to reach all PLAC members. Please read the FAQs before you email the group.**

Committee Members

Pursuant to s. 1006.20(6), Florida Statutes, the Association shall establish, sustain, fund and provide staff support to a Public Liaison Advisory Committee composed of the following: the Commissioner of Education or his or her designee; a member public school principal; a member nonpublic school principal; a member school principal who is a member of a racial minority; an active athletic director; an active coach, who is employed full time by a member school; a student-athlete; a district school superintendent; a district school board member; a member of the Florida House of Representatives; a member of the Florida Senate; a parent of a high school student; a member of a home education association; a representative of the business community; and a representative of the news media.

The authority and duties of the Public Liaison Advisory Committee are to act as a conduit through which the general public may have input into the decision-making process of the Association and to assist the Association in the development of procedures regarding the receipt of public input and disposition of complaints related to high school athletic and competition programs; to conduct public hearings annually in each of the four administrative sections during which interested parties may address issues regarding the effectiveness of the rules, operation, and management of the organization; and to conduct an annual evaluation of its findings, organization as a whole and recommendations to the Board of Directors, to the Executive Director of Education, and to the respective education committees of the Florida Senate and Florida House of Representatives. The recommendations must delineate policies and procedures that will improve the implementation and oversight of high school athletic programs by the organization.

The Public Liaison Advisory Committee shall meet four times annually. All meetings are open to the public. Additional meetings may be called by the committee chairperson, the Association president, or the Executive Director.

To e-mail everyone in the PLAC at once: publicinput [at] fhsaa [dot] org (click here). Please read the FAQs before you email.

Marty Pallman (CHAIR)
NFHS Network
3800 SW 20th Ave. Apt. 403
Gainesville, FL 32607
Phone: (904) 525-1324
mpallman [at] hotmail [dot] com

Mike Ridaught 
NFHS Network
7004 SW 45th Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32608
Phone: (352) 258-8450
rideout292 [at] hotmail [dot] com
Florida House
Florida Senate
Senator Kelli Stargel
Florida Senate District 22
324 Senate Office Building
404 S. Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100
Stargel [dot] kelli [at] flsenate [dot] gov
Florida Department of Education
Richard Myhre
325 W. Gaines St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Phone: (850) 245-0503
Richard [dot] Myhre [at] fldoe [dot] org
Home Education Association
Brenda Dickinson
PO Box 12563
Tallahassee, FL 32317
Phone: (850) 877-3494
consultingbrenda [at] gmail [dot] com
Kurt Browning
Pasco County School District
7227 Land O’Lakes Blvd.
Land O’Lakes, FL 34638
Phone: (813) 412-4080
ksbsos [at] pasco [dot] k12 [dot] fl [dot] us

School Board Member
Chris Cowart
Levy County School Board
480 Marshburn Dr.
Bronson, FL 32621
Phone: (352) 231-3451
christopher [dot] cowart [at] levyk12 [dot] org
Business Community
Al Summers
Summers Funeral Home
2238 NW 10th St.
Ocala, FL 34475
(352) 351-0566
ad45sums [at] aol [dot] com
Principal - Public School
Dean Ledford
Fletcher High School
700 Seagate Ave.
Neptune Beach, FL 32266
Phone: (904) 247-5905
ledfordj [at] duvalschools [dot] org
Principal - Private
Capt. Robert Fine
Admiral Farragut Academy
501 Park St. North
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
Phone: (727) 384-5500
rfine [at] farragut [dot] org
Principal - Racial Minority
Dr. Erika Wikstrom
Trinity Catholic High School
2600 SW 42nd St.
Ocala, FL 34471
Phone: (352) 622-9025
ewikstrom [at] tchs [dot] us
Active Athletic Director
Danya Harris
Lake Howell High School
4200 Dike Road
Winter Park, FL 32792
Phone: (407) 746-9057
danya_harris [at] scps [dot] k12 [dot] fl [dot] us
Active Coach
Lyle Livengood (VICE-CHAIR)
West Port High School
3733 SW 80th Ave.
Ocala, FL 34881
Phone: (904) 477-9289
Stanley [dot] livengood [at] marion [dot] k12 [dot] fl [dot] us
Parent of FHSAA Student-Athlete
Kevin Stanfield
7112 Ox Bow Circle
Tallahassee, FL, 32312
(850) 251-3680
kstanfield [at] me [dot] com 
FHSAA Student-Athlete
Christopher Stanfield
North Florida Christian School
Stanfield4 [at] mac [dot] com 


Ashton Moseley
Public Relations Specialist
(352) 372-9551 x350