A CDD is a unit of local government like a county or a city, although it does not have the regulatory powers of a county or city. CDDs are governed by a five member Board of Supervisors, elected initially by Grand Oaks District landowners on a one vote to one-acre basis. Commencing no sooner than six years following creation of the Grand Oaks District, and only after there are at least 250 qualified electors, Supervisors whose terms are expiring may be elected by qualified electors (typically residents) of the Grand Oaks District. Like all municipal elections, the Office of the Supervisor of Elections oversees the vote. CDD Supervisors are subject to Florida ethics and financial disclosure laws. Board meetings are governed by the Florida “Sunshine” law, and therefore, must be noticed in a local newspaper and conducted in a public forum. Subject to the requirements of the public records law, CDDs must make District records routinely available for public inspection during normal business hours. These requirements, as well as the governmental reporting and auditing requirements imposed on CDDs by law, ensure that CDDs are visible and accessible.

Grand Oaks District Board of Supervisors
PositionNameEmail
Seat 1
Exp. 2022
Keith Hyatt (Chair)hyattkg@gmail.com
Seat 2
Exp. 2022
Dennis Smith (Vice Chair)denismsmithjr@msn.com
Seat 3
Exp. 2020
Marc HarrisHarris.marcs@gmail.com
Seat 4
Exp. 2020
Dail Taylordtaylor3756@outlook.com
Seat 5VACANT
District ManagerBrian Lamb
Meritus
brian.lamb@merituscorp.com
District CounselSarah Warren
Hopping Green & Sams
sarahw@hgslaw.com
District EngineerWilliam E. Schaefer, II, P.E.
Dominion Engineering Group
bschaefer@dom-eng.com