Lisa J. Montelione, District 7
Tampa, FL 33602
Councilwoman Lisa J. Montelione represents District 7, which encompasses New and North Tampa. The area includes some of Tampa's most prominent assets including Busch Gardens and Adventure Island Theme Parks, Babe Zaharias Golf Course, the University of South Florida, the Museum of Science and Industry, M2-Gen and Moffitt Cancer Center. Ms. Montelione relocated to Hillsborough County from Long Island, NY at the age of 25. Having worked in banking and real estate related industries, she returned to school, graduating in 2000 from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences concentrating in Urban Policy and Social Work.
Council members also serve as board members of the Tampa’s Community Redevelopment Agency, where Ms. Montelione was elected Vice Chair of the agency.
Outside of her council responsibilities, Ms. Montelione serves on the Advisory Boards of the Ybor Youth Clinic and Northside Behavioral Health, Inc. She has been elected Vice Chair of the newly formed Tampa Innovation Alliance Advisory Board. She has one son, Christopher Biuso a golfer who graduated from the University of Louisville, on a full athletic scholarship; and currently works in the Orlando area as a mentor to teen golfers. Her partner Joshua Geary of thirteen years is in the construction business.
Committees, Boards and Commissions
Council Building, Zoning and Preservation Committee, Chair
Council Parks, Recreation and Culture Committee, Vice Chair
Council Finance Committee, Alternate
Hillsborough County Affordable Housing Advisory Committee, Board Member
Hillsborough River Interlocal Planning Board, Chair
Hillsborough County MPO (Mayoral Appointment), Board Member
- MPO Policy Committee, Chair
- MPO Livable Roadways Committee, Chair
Economic Competitiveness Committee (Mayoral Appointment) Board Member
New North Tampa Transportation Alliance
Rising Force Construction, Inc., Business Manager
Transcend Development Corporation Land, Development Administrator
Hillsborough County Government Planning Growth Management Division, Community Planner; Purchasing Department, Analyst; Economic Development Department, Intern
NCNB (Nations) Bank Facilities Development Division, Florida State Ad Valorem Tax and Lease Administrator; Real Estate Lending Division, Real Estate Lending Documentation Specialist
Prior Civic Experience
Terrace Park Civic and Neighborhood Crime Watch Association, President, 2009-2011.
Riverhills Elementary & Greco Middle School, School Improvement Team Member, 1998-2001.
Vice President, Lewis Elementary PTA, Vice President, 1996.
Membership Chair: Riverhills Elementary PTA, Membership Chair, 1998.
GFWC Temple Terrace Junior Woman's Club, Past President