Tampa attorney John Grandoff III appointed to Tampa Port Authority board
Florida Gov. Rick Scott Tuesday appointed Tampa attorney John B. Grandoff III to fill the Tampa Port Authority seat left open by the resignation of former port board chairman William "Hoe" Brown.
Grandoff, 55, is a shareholder with Hill Ward & Henderson and is co-chairman of the firm's land use group. He specializes in zoning, comprehensive planning, developments of regional impact, vested rights, platting, subdivision control and eminent domain.
A graduate of the University of Florida and the Stetson College of Law, Grandoff is on the boards of Mental Health Care and the Jesuit High School Foundation and has served on the board of the Tampa Bay Area Research and Development Authority.
Grandoff's appointment, which must be confirmed by the state Senate, is for a term that ends Nov. 12, 2015.
Brown resigned all of his public positions on July 12 after the Tampa Bay Times reported on the decrepit mobile homes he was illegally renting behind his Seminole Heights office. Brown, a top Republican fundraiser, apologized and had the mobile homes removed.