Public Liaison Advisory Committee

**Members of the general public that wish to share input regarding the effectiveness of the rules, operation and management of the FHSAA can e-mail publicinput [at] fhsaa [dot] org to reach all PLAC members.**

Committee Members

Pursuant to s. 1006.20(6), Florida Statutes, the Association shall establish, sustain, fund and provide staff support to a Public Liaison Advisory Committee composed of the following: the Commissioner of Education or his or her designee; a member public school principal; a member nonpublic school principal; a member school principal who is a member of a racial minority; an active athletic director; an active coach, who is employed full time by a member school; a student-athlete; a district school superintendent; a district school board member; a member of the Florida House of Representatives; a member of the Florida Senate; a parent of a high school student; a member of a home education association; a representative of the business community; and a representative of the news media.

The authority and duties of the Public Liaison Advisory Committee are to act as a conduit through which the general public may have input into the decision-making process of the Association and to assist the Association in the development of procedures regarding the receipt of public input and disposition of complaints related to high school athletic and competition programs; to conduct public hearings annually in each of the four administrative sections during which interested parties may address issues regarding the effectiveness of the rules, operation, and management of the organization; and to conduct an annual evaluation of its findings, organization as a whole and recommendations to the Board of Directors, to the Executive Director of Education, and to the respective education committees of the Florida Senate and Florida House of Representatives. The recommendations must delineate policies and procedures that will improve the implementation and oversight of high school athletic programs by the organization.

The Public Liaison Advisory Committee shall meet four times annually. All meetings are open to the public. Additional meetings may be called by the committee chairperson, the Association president, or the Executive Director.

To e-mail everyone in the PLAC at once: publicinput [at] fhsaa [dot] org (click here).

Marty Pallman (CHAIR)
NFHS Network
3800 SW 20th Ave. Apt. 403
Gainesville, FL 32607
Phone: (904) 525-1324
mpallman [at] hotmail [dot] com

Mike Ridaught (VICE-CHAIR)
NFHS Network
7004 SW 45th Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32608
Phone: (352) 258-8450
rideout292 [at] hotmail [dot] com
Florida House
Rep. Jake Raburn
313 House Office Building
402 S. Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Phone: (850) 717-5057
Jake [dot] Raburn [at] myfloridahouse [dot] gov
Florida Senate
Senator Dennis Baxley
Florida Senate District 12
320 Senate Office Building
404 S. Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100
Baxley [dot] Dennis [at] flsenate [dot] gov
Florida Department of Education
Richard Myhre
325 W. Gaines St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Phone: (850) 245-0503
Richard [dot] Myhre [at] fldoe [dot] org
Home Education Association
Brenda Dickinson
PO Box 12563
Tallahassee, FL 32317
Phone: (850) 877-3494
consultingbrenda [at] gmail [dot] com
Kurt Browning
Pasco County School District
7227 Land O’Lakes Blvd.
Land O’Lakes, FL 34638
Phone: (813) 412-4080
ksbsos [at] pasco [dot] k12 [dot] fl [dot] us

School Board Member
Chris Cowart
Levy County School Board
480 Marshburn Dr.
Bronson, FL 32621
Phone: (352) 231-3451
christopher [dot] cowart [at] levyk12 [dot] org
Business Community
Al Summers
Summers Funeral Home
2238 NW 10th St.
Ocala, FL 34475
(352) 351-0566
ad45sums [at] aol [dot] com
Principal - Public School
Dean Ledford
Fletcher High School
700 Seagate Ave.
Neptune Beach, FL 32266
Phone: (904) 247-5905
ledfordj [at] duvalschools [dot] org
Principal - Private
Capt. Robert Fine
Admiral Farragut Academy
501 Park St. North
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
Phone: (727) 384-5500
rfine [at] farragut [dot] org
Principal - Racial Minority
Active Athletic Director
Jeffrey A. Malloy
Oak Hall School
1700 SW 75th St.
Gainesville, FL 32607
(352) 332-3609
jmalloy [at] oakhall [dot] org
Active Coach
Lyle Livengood
West Port High School
3733 SW 80th Ave.
Ocala, FL 34881
Phone: (904) 477-9289
Parent of FHSAA Student-Athlete
Kevin Stanfield
7112 Ox Bow Circle
Tallahassee, FL, 32312
(850) 251-3680
kstanfield [at] me [dot] com 
FHSAA Student-Athlete
Christopher Stanfield
North Florida Christian School
Stanfield4 [at] mac [dot] com 


Kyle Niblett
Public Relations Specialist
(352) 372-9551 x350