Jason Stoltzfus, Port Charlotte, Florida
Jason is working to develop and diversify Charlotte County’s economy after the recession hit the community hard. Built primarily on the construction and tourism industries, the County’s job base dried up and many development projects stalled. Jason recently launched a solar hot-water service program, and he is planning to develop a 73-acre zero-energy senior living community and initiate ambitious economic development programs with sustainability components built into them – all without federal grant assistance. Jason began his career working with FEMA at various locations and positions throughout the United States. He has extensive experience in FEMA Public Assistance funding and monitoring and compliance on the national, state, and local levels.