The Florida Greyhound Association is represented by Public Affairs Consultants in Tallahassee. James Blanchard of Bonita Springs is the NGA Director for District 1A and FGA President. Representing District 1B is Hall Gill of Inverness, Florida. Board of Directors meetings are held in various areas in Florida and are opened to all FGA members.
The FGA is a legislative organization dedicated to helping preserve greyhound racing in Florida. The FGA endeavors to highlight the importance of the Greyhound Industry in the State of Florida. More than half of all race tracks in North America are based in Florida and greyhounds from around the country race in Florida. The FGA is affiliated with the National Greyhound Association (NGA), located in Abilene, Kansas, and we have seven regional associations throughout Florida that operate in conjunction with us.
2014 FGA’s Board of Directors
James Abernathy Sr. (Sarasota)
Arthur Agganis (Palm Bch Greyhound Assn.)
James Blanchard (Bonita Greyhound Assn., FGA President)
Todd Byers (Daytona Bch Greyhound Assn.)
Rodney Connell (Lake Mary)
Catherine D’Arcy (St. Petersburg)
Russell Fortunato (Central Florida Greyhound Assn.)
Michael Gerard (Jacksonville)
Lisa Michel-Haber (FGA Sec/Treasurer)
Calvin Holland (Tampa Bay Greyhound Assn., FGA Vice President)
Philip Ruotolo (Ft. Myers)
Danny Viles (Pensacola Greyhound Assn.)