Governor Rick Scott appointed Bryan K. Beswick and Thomas E. “Tommy” Bronson to the Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board. Beswick represents Desoto, Hardee and Highlands counties. Bronson is the representative for Hernando and Marion counties.
Beswick, of Arcadia, is the grove manager for Blue Goose Growers LLC and a sales associate with Blue Goose Realty. He previously served on the Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board. Beswick received his bachelor’s degree from Florida Southern College.
Bronson, of Brooksville, is the retired CEO of Meridian Aggregates. He is a former member of the Withlacoochee Regional Planning Council. Bronson received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee.
Both appointments are for a term beginning March 4, 2013, and ending March 1, 2016, and the appointments are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.
Governing Board members are unpaid, citizen volunteers who are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Florida Senate. The Governing Board sets policy for the District, whose mission is to manage the water and related resources of west central Florida to meet the needs of current and future water users while protecting the environment.
The mission of the Southwest Florida Water Management District is to manage water and related natural resources to ensure
their continued availability while maximizing environmental, economic and recreational benefits.