The Southwest Florida Water Management Governing Board voted today to elect new officers to the board.
Michael A. Babb was elected chair of the Governing Board. Babb represents Hillsborough County, and is president of Two Rivers Ranch, Inc. in Thonotosassa. Babb was appointed to the Board in June 2011. He was re-appointed in March 2014.
Randall S. Maggard was elected vice-chair of the Governing Board. Maggard represents Pasco County and is vice president of Sonny’s Discount Appliances Inc. in Dade City. Maggard was appointed to the Board in October 2011.
Jeffery M. Adams was elected secretary of the Governing Board. Adams represents Pinellas County and is an attorney and partner with the law firm of Abbey, Adams, LLP, in St. Petersburg. Adams was appointed to the Board in April 2010.
David W. Dunbar was elected treasurer of the Governing Board. Dunbar represents Hillsborough County and Pinellas County and is chairman of Synovus Bank of Florida in Palm Harbor. Dunbar was appointed to the Governing Board in July 2013.
The new officers will serve a one-year term beginning 24 hours before the next Governing Board meeting.
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 the benefits to the public.
Central to the mission is maintaining the balance between the water needs of current and future users while protecting and maintaining water and related natural resources
which provide the District with its existing and future water supply.