This Council advocates on behalf of older adults for the betterment of their well being and to provide input to the Department Aging Services, including the Board of County Commissioners, on matters relating to the quality of life of older adults


The membership of this Council shall be appointed by the BOCC and shall be comprised of 15 members. Composition is specified as follows:

Hillsborough County Commissioners

  • One member each

Agency representatives

  • Four members as follows:
    • Senior Connection Center, Inc.
    • Florida Department of Children and Families
    • Shall be a Provider of services to older adults
    • A University or College of Gerontology, Aging Studies, or related field of study

Community representative

  • Four members as follows:
    • Caregiver
    • Recipient of services for older adults
    • Member of the faith based community
    • Shall have significant experience in elder law matters


Members shall serve staggered terms as follows:

  • BOCC Representatives - two year terms
  • Agency Representatives - three year terms
  • Community Representative - three year terms

After three terms, a member may not be reappointed.

Special requirements

Appointment to this Council is contingent upon passing a criminal background check.


  • BOCC Resolution R10-132, passed and adopted 9/22/2010.
  • By-laws amended and adopted 7/8/2014


Quarterly, 2nd Tuesday, time to be determined.

Last Modified: 2/21/2024, 1:50:47 PM
Benjamin Major
Program Manager
(813) 964-2706
Commissioner Donna Cameron Cepeda / BOCC
Ms. Sharon Johnson
Commissioner Harry Cohen / BOCC
4/17/2023 - 4/17/2025
Mr. Jared Jones
Commissioner Ken Hagan / BOCC
11/22/2019 - 12/30/2022 *
Dr. Julie Lewerenz
Commissioner Pat Kemp / BOCC
9/25/2018 - 11/30/2024 *
Ms. Thutrung Nguyen
Commissioner Gwen Myers / BOCC
2/10/2021 - 2/15/2025 *
Ms. Judith Wise
Commissioner Michael Owen / BOCC
5/18/2023 - 11/30/2024
Commissioner Joshua Wostal / BOCC
Provider of Services for Older Adults/Agency Representative
Department of Children and Families Representative / Agency Representative
Ms. Charlotte McHenry
Senior Connection Center, Inc. / Agency Representative
1/12/2022 - 1/12/2025
University or College of Gerontology, Aging Studies, or related Field of Study / Agency Representative
Mr. William Lucius
Caregiver/Community Representative
10/3/2018 - 9/30/2024 *
Ms. Tammy See
Experience in Elder Law Matters / Community Representative
4/19/2023 - 4/19/2026
Mr. Theodore Scott
Recipient of services for older adults/ Community Representative
4/19/2023 - 4/19/2026
Ms. Mary Dilworth
Faith based community/Community Representative
6/2/2022 - 6/30/2025

* reappointed

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