Florida PACE Funding Agency Appoints Former Sarasota County Manager Jim Ley As A Member Of The Board
The Florida PACE Funding Agency is pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Ley as an interim member of the Agency’s Board of Directors. Mr. Ley will fill the position vacated by Ed Marquez. Mr. Ley served as Assistant County Manager in Clark County, Nevada and then County Administrator in Sarasota County, Florida for more than 14 years. Currently, he is President of Integrity One, Inc. and Principal Owner of StrategyPlus.
About Florida PACE Funding Agency
The Florida PACE Funding Agency was created in June 2011. The Agency’s mission is to facilitate the implementation, planning, development, funding, and financing of a statewide platform allowing private property owners, counties and cities to easily and economically take advantage of a program providing funding for qualified improvements to real property. Those improvements encompass energy efficiency, renewable energy and wind resistance.
Florida’s PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) legislation allows individual residential and commercial property owners to seek financing for those energy efficiency, renewable energy and wind resistance improvements in the form of a special assessment though a long term property assessment. Repayment of the assessment is made over a period of years and collected on the same bill as property taxes.
The Agency has the largest PACE program in Florida and participation in the Agency’s PACE program is increasing. The Agency has more than nine participating cities and 16 counties, covering 4.7 million residents or 23.5 % of the population of the state.
For more information about the Agency, please visit www.floridapace.gov. For cities or counties seeking to participate in the Agency’s PACE Program, please contact C.J. De Santis at (561) 409-0343 or firstname.lastname@example.org.