Osceola names new CFX representative

 During its Oct. 14 meeting, the Osceola Board of County Commissioners unanimously elected Commissioner Brandon Arrington to represent the County on the Central Florida Expressway Authority’s (CFX) Governing Board.

Arrington, who represents Osceola County’s district 3, which includes the Poinciana region and CFX’s Poinciana Parkway, will replace Commissioner Fred Hawkins, Jr. for the remainder of his time as representative on the 10-member CFX Board. The CFX Governing Board is comprised of county commission members from Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola and Seminole, the mayors of Orange County and Orlando, and three governor’s appointees.

“I’m looking forward to working with board members and CFX staff on transportation issues impacting our region,” said Arrington, who assumed the new role at a Nov. 14 meeting and will serve through June of 2020. “With CFX playing an increasing role in Osceola’s transportation planning, it’s an exciting time to be part of this organization.”

Commissioner Fred Hawkins, Jr. is an original member of CFX’s board, joining it in 2014 when the agency was created. He served as board chairman in 2018. He has been an Osceola County Commission member, representing District 5, since 2008 and served as Chairman of the Osceola Board of County Commissioners in 2010, 2014 and 2017.

“My time on the CFX board was tremendously rewarding. I learned so much about Central Florida’s transportation needs and what CFX does to deliver transportation solutions to our community,” said Hawkins. “CFX has accomplished so much in such short time which is remarkable – I’m excited to watch Commissioner Arrington use his passion for transportation to build upon these accomplishments and deliver new mobility solutions for our region.”