Governor appoints two to St. Johns River Water Management District Board

PALATKA, Fla., March 31, 2017 — Governor Rick Scott announced one appointment and one reappointment to the Governing Board of the St. Johns River Water Management District.

Susan Dolan, 51, of Longwood, is the director of community affairs for Waste Pro of Florida, Inc. She succeeds Maryam Ghyabi, whose term ended in March 2017. The appointment takes effect immediately and runs through March 1, 2021.

Douglas Burnett, 72, of St. Augustine, is the president of Doug Burnett and Associates, LLC. He is reappointed for a term beginning March 31, 2017, and ending March 1, 2021.

“The leadership, experience and knowledge of our board sustains our work to conserve and improve our water,” said St. Johns River Water Management District Executive Director Dr. Ann Shortelle. “We’re proud to have Mr. Burnett and Ms. Dolan serve on our already outstanding board that continues to prioritize projects that ensure the future of our water resources.”

“It’s an honor to be chosen to serve on the district’s governing board,” said Governing Board Member Susan Dolan. “I look forward to putting my experience and leadership skills to work for both our residents and natural resources.”

The nine-member governing board sets policies and procedures for operation of the district. The board holds monthly public meetings and members serve without compensation.

The appointments are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.