Executive Director, South Florida Regional Council


Jim Murley Executive Director, South Florida Regional Council

Jim Murley has spent over three decades working on public policy issues important to Florida.

Jim served has Secretary of the Department of Community Affairs under Governor Lawton Chiles working on comprehensive planning, economic development, energy and emergency management issues. He has served on various state commissions including the Florida Housing Finance Corporation, Florida Communities Trust and most recently served three years as the Chair of the Florida Energy and Climate Commission.

Jim spent over 10 years with Florida Atlantic University overseeing research on urban and environmental issues.

Jim currently holds the position of Executive Director of the South Florida Regional Planning Council.  In that capacity he is helping to lead an effort for the seven counties in Southeast Florida to develop a Regional Prosperity Plan. Jim is a member of the South Florida Water Management District’s Water Resources Advisory Commission and on the Board of Director for the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance.

He is a graduate of Leadership Florida and a Fellow in the National Academy for Public Administration.