Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

About Us

Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Advisory Committee members are appointed by the Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service. Some of the duties and responsibilities of the committee are:

  • Establish policies to guide the Department regarding the OHV Program and the system of OHV recreation areas and trails.
  • Make recommendations to the Department regarding OHV safety and training and education programs in operations of ATVs, ROVs and OHMs.
  • Meet at various times and locations throughout Florida to receive public comments on the implementation of the program.
  • Review and make recommendations annually regarding the Department’s proposed budgets for the program.
  • Review grant applications requesting funding from designate OHV funds.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Off-Highway Vehicle Safety and Recreation Program is to provide the public with greater opportunities for riding off-highway vehicles on public lands. This mission will be accomplished through a statewide coordination effort among public agencies in the acquisition, development and enhancement of off-highway vehicle recreation areas. In addition, it is part of the mission to develop programs that provide for education, conservation and enforcement of applicable regulations related to off-highway vehicle activities that will conserve and protect cultural and natural resources.

OHV Recreation Advisory Committee

January, 2017

  • Rocky Gavins, Chair, OHV Dealership, South Florida
  • Ted Everett, Vice-Chair, OHV Enthusiast, Panhandle Area
  • Brad Ellis, Secretary, FDACS/ Florida Forest Service
  • Jack Terrell, Florida Trail Riders
  • Mark Kiser, Office of Greenways and Trails
  • Vernon Compton, Longleaf Alliance/GCPEP
  • Stan Kirkland, DHSMV / Division of Motor Vehicles
  • Paul Sharine, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission