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
Daniel O'Keefe Chair
[Term: 5/2012 - 3/2016]
(561) 682-6262 email@example.com
Glades, Highlands, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola and Polk counties more »
Appointed by: Governor Rick Scott
Original Appointment: May 2011
J.D., with honors – University of Florida College of Law
B.S. in Business Administration, Business & Finance – University of Florida
SFWMD Governing Board, 3210
P.O. Box 24680
West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680
FAX: (561) 682-6010
Attorney with Shutts and Bowen LLP
Professional, Business and Service Affiliations:
Board Member, Smart Growth Alliance
Wekiva River System Advisory Management Committee
Member, West Orange Chamber of Commerce
President, West Orange Political Alliance
Former Member, East Central Florida Regional Planning Council