Activities of the Council

Activities of the Council

Our accomplishments are realized through the ongoing activities and commitments of our strong committees and tireless members and volunteers.Our strong organizational structure provides opportunities for involvement in various areas such as Education, Economics, Life-Science, Leadership, Public Relations, Membership, Junior Achievement, Governmental Affairs and Government Relations.

The Council hosts 8 membership programs annually. These consist of 4 breakfast meetings held on alternating months, 2 evening receptions, a "The Council Cup" -Annual Golf Outing held in December, and our Flagship Event- Annual  Leadership Awards Dinner held in the spring.  Membership meetings offer insight on community, state and federal issues with dynamic keynote speakers.

Past destinguished speakers have included:

  • Armando Olivera, President of Florida Power and Light
  • C. Russell Allen, CEO of BioFlorida
  • Dr. Jennifer Languell, Founder of Trifecta and spokesperson for Discovery Channel’s Planet Earth
  • Joe Connolly- Former Town Manager of Jupiter Island
  • Wayne H Huzengia, Entrepreneur of Fortune 500 Companies
  • Knight Kipplinger, Economic Journalist and Financial Media Forcaster
  • Ken Pruitt, Former President of Florida Senate
  • Richard Houghton, Torrey Pines Insititue for Molecular Studies
  • Dr. Edwin Massey, President of Indian River State College 
  • Richard Boehne, CEO of E.W. Scripps Company- Cincinnati, Oh
  • US Congressman Patrick Murphy & Congressmen Tom Rooney
  • Dr. Claudia Hillinger, Max Plank Florida Institute
  • Dr. Harry Orf, Scripps Florida
  • George Lemieux- Former US Senator
  • Various State and Local Elected Officials ....among many others.

In addition, we research, monitor and analyze issues that may impact either our quality of life or the business climate of Martin County and communicate this information to the public and government.