Governor Rick Scott appointed David Dunbar to the Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board. Dunbar replaces Jennifer Closshey whose term ended on March 1st of this year. The Governing Board seat is a joint Pinellas/Hillsborough seat.
Dunbar, of Palm Harbor, is a commercial banker with Synovus Bank of Florida. He received his bachelor’s degree in finance from Florida State University.
Dunbar’s appointment is for a term beginning July 9, 2013 and ending March 1, 2017. The appointment is 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.