Big Cypress Basin Board
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The Big Cypress Basin is one of two major watershed basins within the South Florida Water Management District's 16-county region. The Basin includes Collier County and part of Monroe County.

The Big Cypress Basin Board sets the Basin regional policy, budget and millage rate. Members of the Basin Board, like members of the SFWMD Governing Board, are unpaid citizen volunteers appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Florida Senate. They generally serve three-year terms. A Governing Board member residing in the Big Cypress Basin (or appointed by the Governing Board Chair) serves as the Basin Board's Chair.

The Basin Board typically meets once every quarter, unless otherwise announced. Meetings are open to the public.


Big Cypress Basin Board Members
  Photo of Rick Barber
Rick Barber
[Term: 3/2015 - 3/2019]
(561) 682-6262
Lee, Collier, Hendry and Charlotte counties
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  Photo of David Farmer
David Farmer
[Term: 3/2014 - 3/2017]
(239) 292-6081
Collier County
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  Photo of Ralph Haskins
Ralph Haskins
[Term: 4/2015 - 3/2018]
(239) 774-1656
Collier County
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  Photo of Marielle Kitchener
Marielle Kitchener
[Term: 3/2014 - 3/2017]
(239) 643-0166
Collier County
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  Photo of John Vaughn
John Vaughn
[Term: 3/2013 - 3/2016]
(239) 290-8127
Collier County
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  • Lisa Koehler - Big Cypress Basin Administrator/Intergovernmental Representative
    (239) 263-7615, ext. 7603
  • Christopher Doherty - Director of Field Operations
    (239) 597-2236, ext. 7811

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