January 22, 2021
Peter Moore, P.E., F.ASCE, ENV SP, LEED AP
President, Chen Moore and Associates
Last week: With all eyes turned to President Joe Biden‘s inauguration, Gov. DeSantis made a number of overdue appointments to a variety of boards. DeSantis’ appointments include posts to the University of Central Florida and Florida Atlantic University boards of trustees, the Florida Housing Finance Corporation Board of Directors, the Real Estate Appraisal Board, and the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority Governing Board. It is well documented that there are hundreds of empty posts in local and statewide boards that are getting close to not being able to make quorum, so I hope this is a good first start!
Looking ahead: I won’t know if what I’m doing next week will be newsworthy for some time. I’m participating in a virtual CEO Forum. That unto itself isn’t very interesting, but the format of the meeting is. The entire meeting will be held in virtual reality. What I find most amazing is that something I previously thought of as only applicable to games with some application to visualizing abstract things – like looking at building systems which previously were only on blueprints – is being applied to a meeting among CEOs. It will be educational at least, hopefully transformational.