October 22, 2018
Orlando, FL – Lowndes is pleased to announce that attorney Tara L. Tedrow has been appointed as the representative for the Greater Orlando Builders Association (GOBA) for the Orange County School Impact Fee Study Advisory Committee. In this role, the seven member Committee will recommend a methodology for performing the study which will establish the school impact fees for Orange County. Specifically, the committee reviews the school impact fee study, updates the methodology where necessary to utilize the most accurate and recent local data, and may review the school impact fee ordinance and recommend revisions to it to the Board of County Commissioners. GOBA is the authority, educator and promoter of the housing and building industry serving more than 700 members. Since 1953, GOBA has served the construction industry in Seminole, Orange and Osceola Counties.
Tedrow is a senior associate and the Co-Chair of the Cannabis & Controlled Substances Group. Tedrow’s practice focuses on land use and development, as she works with clients statewide on entitling projects for commercial, residential, industrial, office, and mixed uses. The other side of Tedrow’s practice entails working with clients in complex regulated industries such as alcoholic beverage and medical marijuana licensing. Tedrow is a regular presenter and speaker at industry seminars and conferences and advises a variety of clients on the impacts of marijuana regulations. Tedrow works with physicians, lenders, real estate developers, landlords, ancillary service providers, licensed Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers and Medical Marijuana Treatment Center license applicants, helping them to navigate the ever changing regulatory landscape of marijuana. Additionally, Tedrow serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where she is the first to teach a course on medical marijuana law and policy.
Tedrow has also been an active member of the debate community since high school, where she won multiple national championships and was ranked one of the top speakers in the nation. Her involvement in debate extended beyond her own education, as she continues to coach individuals around the country. In 2013, she founded the Central Florida Debate Initiative, which works to bring competitive speech and debate to every high school student in Central Florida.
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