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Oil spill recovery group to meet next week

The Triumph Gulf Coast Inc. Board of Directors will meet from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Bayside Ballroom, at 160 Sandestin Boulevard North in Miramar Beach, Florida. The University of West Florida Center for Research and Economic Opportunity (CREO) is organizing the meeting.


Triumph Gulf Coast is a nonprofit corporation organized to oversee 75 percent of all funds recovered by the Florida attorney general for economic damages to the state that resulted from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Triumph Gulf Coast must establish, hold, invest and administer a trust account at a federally insured institution for the economic recovery, diversification and enhancement of the eight Northwest Florida counties directly affected by the spill. Those counties include Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay, Gulf, Franklin and Wakulla.

Any person who wishes to appeal a decision by Triumph Gulf Coast or its board, with respect to any manner considered at the meeting, must have a record of the proceedings. He or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made.

A meeting agenda will be posted to CREO’s website at uwf.edu/creo. For directions and more information, contact CREO at 850.439.5400. Any person who requires special accommodations because of physical impairment or disability should contact CREO at 850.439.5400 at least 48 hours before the meeting.