District Governing Board announces new officer and continuity in leadership for third consecutive year

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PALATKA, Fla., Nov. 15, 2023 —The St. Johns River Water Management District’s Governing Board re-elected Sen. Rob Bradley of Fleming Island to serve as its chair for a third year. The Board also elected Maryam Ghyabi-White of Ormond Beach to serve as vice chair; Cole Oliver of Merritt Island as treasurer; and J. Chris Peterson of Winter Park as secretary.

Comprising nine dedicated members, the Governing Board plays a crucial role in shaping District policies. Meeting monthly, they engage with staff and the public to discuss District operations, drawing upon their extensive expertise in agriculture, environmental protection, consulting, geology, business, recreation, transportation and law. These representatives cover diverse geographical areas within the District’s expansive 18-county region.

The other board members are Gen. Douglas Burnett of St. Augustine, Douglas C. Bournique of Vero Beach, Ron Howse of Cocoa, Ryan Atwood of Mount Dora and Janet Price of Fernandina Beach.

Appointed by the governor, these individuals commit to four-year terms, serving without pay.

For more information about each board member, including profiles and photos, visit the District’s website at www.sjrwmd.com/governingboard.