Executive Committee

Chair – Lou Costa

Current CCNA chair, past secretary, past Bird Key treasurer. Principal engineer with extensive experience in leading problem solving task force teams. Worked on the Apollo program guidance system with MIT and the Hawk & Patriot missile programs at Raytheon. Focused on working with the City to solve neighborhood issues, reaching out to new and less experienced neighborhoods, and supporting the development of an Urban Forestry Master Plan for Sarasota.

1st Vice Chair – Jim Ludwig

Lido Key Residents Association member and Sarasota resident since 2003. Current LKRA Treasurer. Chaired LKRA committee on “hotel houses” and worked with the city on updating both the Code Compliance and Vacation Rental sections of their website. Owns software development company specializing in Property Casualty Insurance pricing. Extensive background in East Lansing, MI chairing the Housing and Community Development Commission, Cable Communication Commission, member Charter Review Committee, only resident representative in City Manager search. Chaired special Task Force on Urban Neighborhood Density, and 11 Year Neighborhood President. Served 18 years on the MSU Men’s Basketball booster group Board, including President from 2010 through 2017 seasons.

2nd Vice Chair – Eileen Normile

Current DSCA president and past board member, former Planning Board chair, former City Commissioner, Independent Police Advisory Panel member, Metropolitan Planning Organization citizens advisory committee member. Former prosecutor’s office attorney and professional journalist with CBS Radio and Television Broadcasts, Ltd. Focused on city planning, traffic/transportation, and importance of communication.

Secretary – Tony Smith

Current Park East Neighborhood Association president. Busy in acquisition, restoration and management of rental properties for working families. Focused on preservation and expansion of affordable housing in Sarasota. Thirty-five-year career in telecommunications and IT.

Treasurer – Joanne Gonet
D1 Representative – Richard Harris

Current Bayou Oaks Neighborhood Association president, engineer and physics background, teacher of math and electronics, Committee Chair for West Avenue Improvement Association (Richmond, Va.). Focused on community and police relationships, planned growth along the North Trail, and affordable housing.

D2 Representative – Dan DeLeo

Current Cherokee Park president (7 years), major contributor to this year’s CCNA Candidate Forum, broad legal experience, numerous non-profit affiliations, sees the opportunity for more neighborhood impact on Sarasota

D3 Representative – Norman Dumaine

Current CCNA D3 representative, past treasurer, current Glen Oaks Estates president (7 years), Citizens Academy graduate, member of several city advisory committees on Bobby Jones, extensive experience in education, advocates for preservation of open spaces, conservation, and trees.

Past Chair – Carl Shoffstall

Current CCNA past chair, served three terms as chair, sixteen years of commitment to CCNA, Lido Key Residents Association president, PREP Board chair, Sarasota Parking Advisory Committee member, championed the restoration of Lido Beach and renovations to the Lido Pavilion. Owner of a construction company (40 years). Licensed Pool & Spa contractor. Brings an extensive knowledge of city planning and zoning issues to the Executive Committee. Note: Because Carl is a candidate for City Commissioner, bylaws will not permit him to vote on EC items.

Past Chair_2 – Kathy Kelley Ohlrich

Carl Shoffstall our immediate Past Chair is a candidate for City Commissioner. Our bylaws will not permit Carl to vote on EC items. The EC reached out to Past Chair Kathy Kelley Ohlrich. Kathy has graciously agreed to step in.