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NOTE: Paperless Presentations

Beginning in August 2014, the District will no longer provide printed copies of presentations for Governing Board meetings. This action is part of our continued effort to implement cost savings and be even more environmentally conscious. Presentations will be available online after each meeting at the link below.
 

The South Florida Water Management District is directed by nine Governing Board members who set policy for the agency. They reside within the agency's 16-county region and represent a cross section of interests, including the environment, agriculture, local government, recreation and business. Governing Board members are unpaid citizen volunteers appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Florida Senate. They generally serve four-year terms.

The South Florida Water Management District encompasses two major watershed basins, the Okeechobee Basin and the Big Cypress Basin. The Big Cypress Basin also has a Basin Board, with appointed members setting policy. One Governing Board member also serves as the chair of the Big Cypress Basin Board.

The Governing Board appoints the Executive Director, who directs all South Florida Water Management District activities. The Florida Senate confirms this candidate.

 

Governing Board Members
 
 
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Daniel O'Keefe
Chair
[Term: 5/2012 - 3/2016]
(561) 682-6262
dokeefe@sfwmd.gov
Glades, Highlands, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola and Polk counties
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Kevin Powers
Vice Chair

[Term: 5/2013 - 3/2017]
(561) 682-6262
kpowers@sfwmd.gov
At-large member for an area that includes St. Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties
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Rick Barber
[Term: 3/2013 - 3/2015]
(561) 682-6262
fbarber@sfwmd.gov
Lee, Collier, Hendry and Charlotte counties
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Sandy Batchelor
[Term: 8/2012 - 3/2016]
(561) 682-6262
sbatchel@sfwmd.gov
Miami-Dade County
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Mitch Hutchcraft
[Term: 5/2013 - 3/2017]
(561) 682-6262
mhutchcraft@sfwmd.gov
At-large from Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry, Highlands, Glades, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola and Polk counties
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James J. Moran
[Term: 5/2011 - 3/2015]
(561) 682-6262
jmoran@sfwmd.gov
Palm Beach County
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Melanie Peterson
[Term: 6/2014 - 3/2018]
(561) 682-6262
mpeterson@sfwmd.gov
At-large member for an area that includes St. Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties
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Juan M. Portuondo
[Term: 6/2011 - 3/2015]
(561) 682-6262
jportuon@sfwmd.gov
Miami-Dade County
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Glenn J. Waldman
[Term: 5/2011 - 3/2014]
(561) 682-6262
gwaldman@sfwmd.gov
Broward County
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Big Cypress Basin
Board Members

 Rick Barber, Chair

 Alice J. Carlson, Vice Chair

 David Farmer

 Ralph Haskins

 Marielle M. Kitchener

 John Vaughn


 
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