99 PHONE 1904) 224-7173 203 S. ADAMS ST. POST OFFICE BOX 784 TALLAHASSEE. FLORIDA 32302
JON L. SHEBEL
June 11, 1987
The Honorable Bob Martinez
State of Florida
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
This is to respectfully recommend Mr. Buddy Blain, a very distinguished attorney
from Tampa whom you know very well, for appointment to the Environmental Efficiency
Study Commission. As you are aware, Buddy has a very extensive background in
environmental law and is known for his legal expertise, concern for the environment, and
ability to work with all factions in the planning and implementation of environmental
laws and policy. As you are very much aware, Buddy is the former General Counsel to
the Southwest Florida Water Management District, during which service he received wide
acclaim for his expertise and dedication to the implementation of environmental policies.
There are few people in the State of Florida who have his broad depth of knowledge
of our environment, environmental policies and environmental laws. In addition, there
are few people who are held in such high regard by all those interested in the
environment as Buddy Blain.
Your favorable consideration of Buddy will be very much appreciated and will
definitely accrue to the benefit of all the citizens of our state.
Kindest personal regards.
Jon e'- el
bc: Mr. Tom Rankin, President
Lykes Brothers, Inc.
BLAIN & CONE, P. A.
L. M. BUDDY BLAIN 202 MADISON STREET
THOMAS E CONE, JR. TAMPA, FLORIDA 33602
HALLIE S. EVANS (813) 223-3888
CHARLES G. STEPHENS June 22, 1987
E. CLAYTON YATES
JOHN P CORCORAN, JR.
Mr. Jon L. Shebel, President
Associated Industries of Florida
P. O. Box 784
Tallahassee, Florida 32302
RE: Environmental Efficiency Study Commission
Thank you very much for your kind, flattering recommendation to
Governor Martinez that I be appointed to the Environmental
Efficiency Study Commission. Tom Rankin gave me a copy of your
letter and I appreciate it very much. (I won't even hold you to
the nice things you have said about me.)
I attended my first meeting in Miami last Friday. This is a real
challenge and a great opportunity for me to be able to partici-
pate in something in which I feel quite comfortable and about
which I have a real concern. This is probably the most crucial
time for water management in Florida since the act was passed in
Thank you for taking time to write the Governor.
Sinc ly ours,
L. M. BudY Blain