TAVARES – Lake County Board of County Commissioners Chairman Jimmy Conner has appointed longtime Commissioner Welton Cadwell to the newly formed Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX).
On June 20, Gov. Rick Scott signed Senate Bill 230, creating The Central Florida Expressway Authority which immediately replaced the Orlando-Orange County authority, including E-PASS. CFX is an independent, locally controlled transportation tolling authority providing infrastructure for residents and visitors in Lake, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties. The authority is governed by a nine-member board, with representatives from each of the four counties along with the Mayor of Orange County, the Mayor of Orlando and three gubernatorial appointees.
“Commissioner Cadwell has represented Lake County as a Commissioner since 1992,” said Chairman Conner. “He is very well respected in the community and understands the importance of a regional approach when planning for the future and ensuring long-term viability of communities.”
Commissioner Cadwell currently serves on several regional, national and statewide committees, including the Lake-Sumter Metropolitan Planning Organization; Regional Planning Council - Board of Directors and Executive Committee; St. Johns River Alliance Board of Directors; Upper Oklawaha Basin Working Group; National Association of Counties’ Community and Economic Development Steering Committee; and the Florida Local Government Investment Trust – Board of Trustees.
CFX uses local toll revenues to build, operate and maintain the region’s 109-miles of expressway networks and is responsible for the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of a 109-mile limited-access expressway system serving the four county jurisdictions. For more information, visit www.expresswayauthority.com.