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The Emerald Lakes Community Development District is a local, special-purpose government entity authorized by Chapter 190 of the Florida Statutes as amended, and established on June 21, 2018 by the City Council of the City of Palm Bay, Florida, Ordinance No. 2018-17 as an alternative method of planning, acquiring, operating and maintaining community-wide improvements in planned communities.

The Emerald Lakes CDD encompasses an area of approximately 1,561 acres in the City of Palm Bay, Florida. The land within the District is generally located east of Babcock Street (State Road 507), south of Grant Road, west of US Highway 1, and north of Micco Road. The District is located in all four quadrants of a new I-95 interchange.

The Emerald Lakes CDD is also authorized to exercise additional powers to finance, plan establish, acquire, construct, reconstruct, enlarge or extend, equip, operate and maintain systems and facilities for parks and facilities for indoor and outdoor recreational, cultural and educational uses as authorized and described in 190.012(2)(a) of the Act; security powers in accordance with Section 190.012(2)(d) of the Act; and all of the powers necessary, convenience, incidental or proper in connection with any of the powers, duties or purposes authorized by this Ordinance of the Act.


Board of Supervisors

Richard Gottleib

  • Chair
  • Email Address:rgottlieb@emeraldlakescdd.com
  • Elected: 09/06/2018
  • Term Expires: 09/06/2022
  • SEAT 1

A Christopher Kasten

  • Vice Chair
  • Email Address:ckasten@emeraldlakescdd.com
  • Elected: 09/06/2018
  • Term Expires: 09/06/2022
  • SEAT 2

David Kramer

  • Assistant Secretary
  • Email Address:dkramer@emeraldlakescdd.com
  • Elected: 09/06/2018
  • Term Expires: 09/06/2020
  • SEAT 3

Mel Scott

  • Assistant Secretary
  • Email Address:mscott@emeraldlakescdd.com
  • Elected: 09/06/2018
  • Term Expires: 09/06/2020
  • SEAT 4

Alfredo Rodriguez-Walling

  • Assistant Secretary
  • Email Address:arwalling@emeraldlakescdd.com
  • Elected: 09/06/2018
  • Term Expires: 09/06/2020
  • SEAT 5

District Staff

District Manager

  • Wrathell, Hunt and Associates, LLC
  • Craig Wrathell
  • 2300 Glades Road, Suite 410W
  • Boca Raton, Florida 33431
  • Phone Number:(561) 571-0010
  • Email Address:info@emeraldlakescdd.com

Public Records Notice

Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.

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