“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.
[Term: 5/2013 – 3/2017]
At-large member for an area that includes St. Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.
Occupation: Partner, Indiantown Realty Corp
Professional, Business and Service Affiliations:
Director, Stuart Martin County Chamber of Commerce
Member, Indiantown Western Martin County Chamber
Former Director, United Way of Martin County
Former Vice President and Director, Martin County
Former Director, Economic Council of Martin County
and this was part of their objectives
Economic Council’s 2015 Legislative Delegation Strategic Priorities
- Support continued funding to store, clean and move more water south from Lake Okeechobee, rather than having it discharged to tide through our estuary. Recognize that CERP and CEPP projects need to be consistently funded until their completion. Note that all projects help to protect the environment while providing Jobs and Economic benefit to all communities in South Florida.
A while back I wrote a piece about Kevin.
I wrote that A few weeks before Kevin Powers called Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch and asked about the Solidarity Fish.
I wrote that Janeen was kind enough to give him some fish to bring to Tallahassee and he was going speak to some people on our behalf. So for five minutes we were hopeful.
It must must have been quite a trip because he came back and told us that RIck Scott, The legislature and SFWMD was our best friends. So where did the fish go? Did he just say this because some people wanted some for their desk? Did some people take the fish and then say FU to all of us? What happened in Tallahassee?
You can hear it for yourself.
The last meeting I went to I honestly thought I could a glimpse of human being on his and others faces when I asked them what was their plan to stop the discharges. Kevin spoke about being a kid on the Indian River Lagoon and going to Boy Scout Island.
He must have gotten something really good in Tallahassee. Something better than saving our drinking water, saving South Florida from salt water intrusion, recharging the aquifers, stopping the toxic discharges.
He lives here. He can’t even run away from the damage that he has done. And during this whole time he couldn’t call his friends? He couldn’t call his neighbors and say “Hey, this is what the story is. But you know what let’s figure something out. Let’s a find a solution for the pollution!”
I totally understand people having a difference of opinion. But I also expect when people are in charge and there is a problem they find solutions and they don’t play games. We have had nothing but games played. Us. The citizens of Martin County. Your friends and neighbors.
My Dad always told me to be a good friend and neighbor. Here are 10 worse neighbors in movies.
What we need is a good neighbor. Someone who is concerned about us, our economy, our water, our real estate, our welfare.
We need to have a neighbor like Wilson.
or even these guys.
than this guy
Carter Hayes (played by Michael Keaton) moves in to an apartment in a nice townhouse in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights then refuses to pay rent. Not only that, he locks himself in his room and begins to tear the place apart. Then he begins introducing thousands of cockroaches in to the house! His aim? To make the house unlivable so the owners are forced to move out of it and sell it.
And I have to wonder- is this whats happening to us?