Land Acquisition Advisory Committee

Land Acquisition Advisory Committee - Agendas/Recordings/Minutes
LAAC_Agenda_5_04_22 AUDIO RECORDING 5/4/22  
LAAC_Agenda_6_08_22 AUDIO RECORDING 6/8/22  
LAAC_Agenda_7_20_22 AUDIO RECORDING 7/20/22  
LAAC_Agenda_8_24_22 AUDIO RECORDING 8/24/22  

About the Land Acquisition Advisory Committee
Preserving natural areas and green spaces is critical for Islamorada to maintain the natural beauty and sense of small-town community that make our islands a desirable place to live, work and visit.
Land acquisition and preservation have been a priority of the Village since incorporation, becoming even more important now, in the face of buildout as established by the Florida Keys Area of Critical State Concern designation.

In 1999, a Land Acquisition Advisory Committee was established to make reports and recommendations to the Village Council concerning the identification and prioritization of land acquisitions. The Committee assisted with the development of a Land Acquisition Selection System, an Action Plan to Retire Development Rights and the creation of a prioritized list of properties recommended for acquisition. The committee provided service to the Village until 2008, when it was determined that it had completed its responsibilities.

The Village Council recently discussed reinstitution of the Land Acquisition Advisory Committee to renew its commitment to this important priority and help to reduce the impact the Village will face at buildout. A resolution to reestablish the committee was passed at the November 18, 2021 Regular Village Council Meeting.  On December 16, 2021, the Village Council appointed nine (9) out of ten (10) members to sit on the Land Acquisition Advisory Committee. 

Staff Liaison: Peter Frezza

Cheryl Culberson

Kelly Cox
Van Cadenhead
Gregory Dully
Lindsay Fast
Tammie Gurgiolo
Sue Miller
Carolyn Ambler
John Kocol

If you would like information regarding the Land Acquisition Advisory Committee, please contact staff liaison Peter Frezza at or call 305-664-6427. If you are a resident of Islamorada and would like to apply for appointment to this, or any other committee, you may do so by downloading the Committee Application Form.