CRESTVIEW — Newly seated Councilman JB Whitten will represent Crestview on the Okaloosa RESTORE Act Committee.


CRESTVIEW — Newly seated Councilman JB Whitten will represent Crestview on the Okaloosa RESTORE Act Committee.



The City Council on Monday unanimously voted for Whitten to take the responisbility. 



Former Councilman Tom Gordon, who has represented the city since ORAC formed, had offered to remain a volunteer citizen representative while the committee finalizes review of the first round of applications for RESTORE Act funds.



Applications for the county’s initial $6.4 million allocation were received in March.



Future allocation amounts will depend on federal court decisions in New Orleans as BP is tried for the May 2010 oil spill.