Title: Twenty-first Annual Conference on Water Management - Florida's Five Water Management Districts and the Dept. of Environmental Prot. - Bonaventure Resort and Spa, Ft. Lauderdale, Sept. 25-27
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Title: Twenty-first Annual Conference on Water Management - Florida's Five Water Management Districts and the Dept. of Environmental Prot. - Bonaventure Resort and Spa, Ft. Lauderdale, Sept. 25-27
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Flor.da's Five W ater Manci-'gemet DIstrct an
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Present


Learning from
the Past...
Preparing for
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21st Annual Conference
on Water Management

September 25 27

Bonaventure Resort & Spa
Ft. LauderJale, Florida


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Learning from
the Past...

Preparing for
the Future!

Welcome to the 21st Annual
Conference on Water Management!
Over the next two days you will have the
opportunity to learn about the past,
present and future of water management,
state comprehensive planning and
resource protection. Areas of critical
concern, problems and solutions related
to growth, current regional partnership
programs and the stress of increased
water demands are just a few issues among the topics to be
addressed.
I hope the information presented at this forum will provide each
of you with a better understanding of our past and what the future
may bring as we continue to face Florida's water issues.

Samuel E. Poole III
Executive Director
South Florida Water
Management District


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Table of Contents


Program at-a-Glance.................................................. 3

Conference Information ............................................ 4

C conference Agenda .................................................. 5

Bonaventure Floor Plan ............................................ 8

Exhibitors and Sponsors ........................................... 9

S speaker Roster ....................................................... 10


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Program at-a-Glance
WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 25
6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
Reception in Exhibit Hall, Global Ballroom A&B
7:30 p.m. -10:00 p.m.
Buffet & Entertainment, Poolside
THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 26
7:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall, Global Ballroom A&B
8:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m.
Conference Welcome, Global Ballroom C&D
9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
Keynote Address, Global Ballroom C&D
10:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall, Global Ballroom A&B
10:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
"Twenty-five Years Ago Today.. The Governor's Conference on
Water: A Retrospective" Global Ballroom C&D
12:00 1:30 p.m.
Lunch, Bonaventure Ballroom
1:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
"Twenty-five Years Later...Where Are We Now?" Global Ballroom
C&D
3:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m.
Dessert Break in Exhibit Hall, Global Ballroom A&B
3:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
"Regional Partnership Programs; How Current Issues Are Being
Cooperatively Addressed" Global Ballroom C&D
6:00 p.m. 8:30 p.m.
Sports Night (cash bar) in Players Lounge
FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 27
7:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall, Global Ballroom A&B
8:30 a.m. -10:00 a.m.
"Florida's Future Based on Current Trends" Global Ballroom C&D
10:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall, Global Ballroom A&B
10:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
"Florida's Future Based on a Vision of Sustainability" Global Ballroom
C&D
12:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.
Lunch, Grand Ballroom A&B
Closing Remarks, Grand Ballroom A&B
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Conference Information


Tickets will be required as you enter the buffet line at the
Wednesday night reception, at the door for both the Thursday and
Friday luncheons, and for the continental breakfasts in the Exhibit
Hall. If you would like to bring guests to an event, please
purchase extra tickets at the conference registration desk.

Name badges should be worn to all conference events. Your
badge is your admission to all non-ticketed conference sessions.

Exhibits will be set up in Global Ballroom A&B starting with the
welcome reception on Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
A separate exhibitor directory is in your registration material with
information on each exhibitor and the products/services they offer.
Dessert will be served in the exhibit hall following lunch on
Thursday and all refreshment breaks will be in the hall. We invite
you to visit with the exhibitors to learn of their role in water
management and related resource issues.

Conference general sessions will all be in Global Ballroom C&D,
next door to the exhibit hall. Thursday's luncheon will be in the
Bonaventure Ballroom and Friday's luncheon will be in the Grand
Ballroom A&B.

Wednesday night be sure to attend the Caribbean night theme
party at the Bonaventure poolside. Delicious hors d'oeuvres,
island music, and limbo contests will highlight an evening
designed for fun, friends, and fine food! In case of inclement
weather, the party will be held in the Grand Ballroom.


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Conference Agenda

Wednesday, September 25

6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
Reception in Exhibit Hall (Cash Bar) Global Ballroom A&B
7:30 p.m. -10:00 p.m.
Buffet & Entertainment Poolside (Ticketed)

Thursday, September 26

7:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall Global Ballroom A&B (Ticketed)
8:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m.
Conference Welcome-Valerie Boyd, SFWMD Governing Board
Global Ballroom C&D
9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
Introduction of Keynote-Dr. John M. DeGrove, AICP, FAU/FIU Joint
Center for Environmental and Urban Problems
Keynote Address-John R. "Jack" Maloy, Consultant
Global Ballroom C&D
10:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall Global Ballroom A&B
10:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
"Twenty-five Years Ago Today...The Governor's Conference on
Water: A Retrospective"
Moderator: Dr. John M. DeGrove, AICP, FAU/FIU Joint Center for
Environmental and Urban Problems
Panelists: Pamela P. McVety, FDEP; Dr. Earl M. States, AICP,
FAIA, Professor Emeritus
Global Ballroom C&D
12:00 1:30 p.m.
Lunch: Speaker-Judge Nelson E. Bailey, County Court Judge of
Palm Beach County
Bonaventure Ballroom
1:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
"Twenty-five Years Later...Where Are We Now?
Moderator: Henry Dean, SJRWMD
Panelists: Peter G. Hubbell, SWFWMD; Hon. John C. Rayson,
Florida House of Representatives; Richard A. Pettigrew,
Governor's Commission on a Sustainable South Florida; James H.
Williams, SJRWMD; Hon. Rick Dantzler Florida Senate
Global Ballroom C&D
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Conference Agenda
(Continued)
3:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m.
Dessert Break in Exhibit Hall Global Ballroom A&B
3:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
"Regional Partnership Programs; How Current Issues Are Being
Cooperatively Addressed"
Moderator Sally Thompson, SWFWMD Governing Board
Panelists: Mark A. Gluckman, Development Advisory Services, Inc.;
Thomas H. Dyer, Two Rivers Ranch, Inc.; Daniel M. Cary, SFWMD
Global Ballroom C&D

Friday, September 27
7
7:30 a.m. -8:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall Global Ballroom A&B
8:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
"Florida's Future Based on Current Trends"
Moderator: Richard A. Pettigrew, Governor's Commission on a
Sustainable South Florida
Panelists: Carol Taylor West, UF College of Business; John
Vecchloli, U.S. Geological Survey; Karsten A. Rist, Florida
Audubon Society; James E. Huchingson, Florida International
University
Global Ballroom C&D
10:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
Break in Exhibit Hall Global Ballroom A&B
10:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
"Florida's Future Based on a Vision of Sustainability"
Moderator: Seretary VirgInia"B. Wether 4 FDEP
Panelists: Richard A. Pettigrew, Governor's Commission on a
Sustainable South Florida; Pamela P. McVety, FDEP; Samuel E.
Poole III, SFWMD; James Noble Hendrix, MD, Tropical Fruit
Advisory Council; Wendy L. Nero, CH2M Hill; Jorge S. Rodriguez,
PE, Miami-Dade Water and Sewer; John-Hankinan, J,-&
EnvironmentaProectioAgency, RegionFour (invited)
Global Ballroom C&D
12:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.
Lunch: Speaker-Robert L. Rhodes, Jr., Holland & Knight, Chair,
National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and
Technology
Closing-Henry Dean, SJRWMD, Next Year's Host
Grand Ballroom A&B
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Sponsoring Agencies

Department of Environmental Protection, 3900 Commonwealth
Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, 904-488-0784
Northwest Florida Water Management District, Route 1, Box 3100,
Havana, Florida 32333-9700, 904-539-5999
South Florida Water Management District, Post Office Box 24680,
West Palm Beach, Florida 33416-4680, 407-686-8800
Southwest Florida Water Management District, 2379 Broad Street,
Brooksville, Florida 34609-6899, 352-796-7211
St. Johns River Water Management District, Post Office Box 1429,
Palatka, Florida 32178-1429, 904-329-4500
Suwannee River Water Management District, Route 3, Box 64, Live
Oak, Florida 32060-9573, 904-362-1001


Conference Host Committee

Robert Kral, South Florida Water Management District, Chair
Laura Beckler, St. Johns River Water Management District
Fred Calder, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Susan Kessel, Southwest Florida Water Management District
Peg McPherson, Suwannee River Water Management District
Patrick McSweeney, St. Johns River Water Management District
Georgann Penson, Northwest Florida Water Management
District
Tom Swihart, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Koren Taylor, Florida Department of Environmental Protection

McRae & Company, Inc., Conference Manager


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Bonaventure Floor Plan


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The following organizations are participating in the 21st Annual
Conference on Water Management as exhibitors or sponsors. We thank
them for their participation and support of this conference.




Exhibitors

Agricultural Information Technologies, Inc.

AMJ Equipment Corporation

BCI (Bromwell & Carrier, Inc.)

C.C. Lynch & Associates, Inc.

Environmental Consulting & Technology, Inc.

Florida Water Wise Council

Greiner, Inc.

Leggette, Brashears & Graham, Inc.

Museum of Discovery & Science

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

Water Management Districts of Florida


SPONSORS

Holland & Knight


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Judge Nelson E. Bailey, County Court Judge of Palm Beach County. Prior to
his appointment by Governor Chiles, Judge Bailey practiced private law for 24
years in West Palm Beach. Before he began his practice, he served three years
as Assistant Attorney General and was also an attorney with the Florida
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Judge Bailey is known as
the "Florida Cracker Storyteller" and is listed in the directory of American
Storytellers by the National Storytelling Association. He is a graduate of the
Charter Class of the Florida State University College of Law.

Valerie Boyd, Chairman, SFWMD Governing Board. This Board represents
sixteen counties in South Florida and provides policy level stewardship of the
State's water and land related resources. She was appointed by former
Governor Martinez in 1989 and was reappointed by Governor Chiles in 1993.
Ms. Boyd also serves as Chairman of the Big Cypress Basin Board, the State
Water Resources Coordinating Council and is Chair-elect of the Economic
Development Council of Collier County. She has received several appointments
including the Citizens Advisory Committee for Coastal Resources, the Growth
Management Plan Advisory Committee, the ELMS III Committee and the
Govemor's Commission for a Sustainable South Florida. Ms. Boyd is a graduate
of Florida State University.

Daniel M. Cary, Director of Planning, South Florida Water Management District.
Mr. Cary's focus for the last decade has been on urban problems, although his
background is in Ecology. Currently, his responsibilities include merging land
and water resource planning, developing plans for the restoration of the
Everglades, and plans for providing for the water management and supply needs
of urban and agricultural areas. Prior to his current position, Mr. Cary was with
the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council for 12 1/2 years, including nine
years as its Executive Director.

Senator Rick Dantzler, Florida Senate District 17. Prior to Senator Dantzler's
election to the Florida Senate in 1990, he served for eight years in the Florida
House of Representatives. Currently he serves on several committees
including: Chairman, Natural Resources and Conservation; Ways and Means,
Subcommittee A and Subcommittee on Finance and Taxation; Community
Affairs; Commerce and Economic Opportunities, and; Rules and Calendar. He
has been honored as Legislator of the Year on numerous occasions. Senator
Dantzler is also owner and President of Dantzler Mediation, Inc. where he
S serves as a certified civil and family court mediator.

Dr. John M. DeGrove, AICP, Director, Florida Atlantic University/Florida
International University (FAU/FIU) Joint Center for Environmental and Urban
Problems and Professor with FAU's Department of Political Science. Dr.
DeGrove is a leading figure in Florida growth management, and a nationally
recognized authority in the fields of planning and public administration. He is the


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author of Land. Growth and Politics and has also contributed to a variety of
journals and law reviews. Currently, Dr. DeGrove is a member of the
Governor's Commission for a Sustainable South Florida and Chairman of the
Commission's Committee on Urban Form, Intergovemmental Coordination, and
Governance. He also serves on the boards of Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
and 1000 Friends of Florida and is a member of the National Academy of Public
Administration, the American Institute of Certified Planners, the Urban Land
Institute and serves as an advisor to the statelregional/local planning and growth
management systems in several states.

Henry Dean, Executive Director, St. Johns River Water Management District.
Mr. Dean has been the Executive Director at St. Johns River Water Management
District for twelve years. His tenure has encompassed numerous water
management projects such as, the Upper Basin Project at the headwaters of the
St. Johns River, the Lake Apopka restoration project and the Wekiva River buffer
zone rule. Prior to his current position, Mr. Dean served as General Counsel to
the Florida Department of Natural Resources and was also acting Director of the
Division of State Lands. He is a graduate of the Florida State University College
of Law.

Thomas H. Dyer, Vice President, General Manager and a Director, Two Rivers
Ranch, Inc., and Crystal Springs Recreational Preserve, Inc. Mr. Dyer is
responsible for the management of over 20,000 acres of low intensity agriculture
operations in Hillsborough, Citrus, Hemando and Pasco counties. Two Rivers
Ranch has been the recipient of Conservation Awards from several
organizations including the American Farmland Trust, Audubon, Florida Wildlife
Federation and the National Wildlife Federation. He is a former member of the
Goveror's Private Property Rights Commission and the Florida's Water
Management District Review. Commission. Currently Mr. Dyer serves as
Chairman of the Hillsborough River Greenways Task Force, Co-Chair of the
Florida Department of Environmental Potection's Role of Private Landowners
Committee for Ecosystem Management and is a member of the Florida
Greenways Coordinating Council.

Mark A. Gluckman, President, Development Advisory Services, Inc. Mr.
Gluckman has been a Land Planning consultant for twenty-seven years,
providing professional services to local governments and private developers in
Florida. In 1992, he established residency in the Suwannee Valley and began
specializing in rural planning and the preservation, protection and enhancement
of the quality of life in the Suwannee River Valley. Mr. Gluckman received a
Bachelors degree in Architecture from the University of Florida and a Masters
degree in Urban Planning from the University of Washington.

James Noble Hendrix, MD, Chairman, Tropical Fruit Advisory Council. Prior to
his current position as the owner of a tropical fruit farm in Homestead, Mr.
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Miami. He is a member of several other organizations and committees including
Chairman of the Industry Advisory Committee to the University of Florida/IFAS-
TREC, Vice Chairman for the Dade County Agricultural Practices Study Advisory
Board, the Goveror's Commission for a Sustainable South Florida and the
Florida Soil and Water Conservation Council. He received a B.S. degree in
S Chemistry and an M.D. from the University of Miami.

Peter G. Hubbell, Executive Director, Southwest Florida Water Management
District. Mr. Hubbell has over twenty years experience in water management
throughout the country. He held several positions at the District before taking
over as Executive Director. Prior to his association with the District, Mr. Hubbell
worked as a hydrologist in Washington, DC, for Dames and Moore,
Environmental Consultants, as well as, the Bureau of Land Management as a
watershed hydrologist in New Mexico and in northern California. Currently, he
serves on the boards of the National Research Council Committee, the
Environmental Careers Organization and the Florida Conflict Resolution
Consortium. Mr. Hubbell received a Bachelor of Science degree in Hydrology
and Water Resources Management from the University of Maryland.

James E. Huchingson, Associate Professor, Florida International University.
Mr. Huchingson has received numerous awards in teaching including Master
Teacher from The Florida Humanities Council Center for Teachers, The
University Teaching Award from FIU. and the International Templeton
Foundation award for course design and teaching excellence in the field of
Science and Religion. In addition to his distinctive teaching career, he has been
Humanities Resource Leader for the Seminar "The Sea Around Us'; reviewer
and referee for Zygon: Journal for Religion and Science and Environmental
Ethics; evaluator for the Florida Endowment Humanities Council for several
conferences and a member of the Goveror's Council for the Florida Commercial
Spaceport. He is the author of Religion and the Natural Sciences: The Range
of Engagement, and has written articles for publications such as; Zygon:
Journal of Religion and Science: Evolutionary Environments; Process Studies;
Creativity and Science: and The Miami Herald. Mr. Huchingson received a B.A.
in History and a doctorate in Philosophical Theology from Emory University. He
also holds degrees from Georgia Institute of Technology, Case Institute of
Technology and Candler School of Theology.

John R. "Jack" Maloy. After serving in the Hydrology and Hydraulics Division
S of the Engineering Department for several years, Mr. Maloy became the
Executive Director of the South Florida Water Management District, a position he
held for nine years. Under his direction as Executive Director, several major
projects were completed including, the raising of Lake Okeechobee and a $70
million water system that served the Florida Keys from Florida City to Key West.
After retiring from the public sector, he joined the Duda organization and was
responsible for development of the company's land use and water management
programs. Currently, Mr. Maloy is semi-retired from Duda and continues as a


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consultant on water and land use issues in Florida and California. He serves as
Director of the Cocoa Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and the Community
Foundation of Brevard County. Mr. Maloy has been involved with several
Florida commissions including the Zwick Commission on Florida Infrastructure,
the Environmental Efficiency Study Commission and the Water Management
Review Commission. He holds a B.S. degree in Engineering from the University
of Kentucky and is a veteran of the Korean Conflict.

Pamela P. McVety, Executive Coordinator for Ecosystem Management, Florida
Department of Environmental Protection. Ms. McVety has been with the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection for over 20 years. She has worked in
dredge and fill permitting, policy coordination and development and has served
as Director of the Division of Marine Resources. Currently, Ms. McVety is
leading the new Department's effort to implement ecosystem management.

Wendy L. Nero, Environmental Engineer, CH2M Hill. Ms. Nero has more than
ten years of water resource project work in Florida and is currently involved with
integrated resource planning, conservation and public involvement projects.
Prior to her association with CH2M Hill, she served as the Water Conservation
Manager with the City of Tampa and as the Water Use Planning Manager for the
Southwest Florida Water Management District. Ms. Nero is Vice-Chair of the
Florida Section AWWA and is responsible for strategic planning and legislative
coordination. She received a Bachelors degree in Environmental Science and a
Masters degree in Natural Resource Planning.

Richard A. Pettigrew, Attorney, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP. Mr. Pettigrew
currently manages the Environmental Practice Group in its Miami office handling
cases such as Superfund and hazardous waste matters, property developments
with regional impacts, marina sitings, submerged land leasing and environmental
permitting. He served as a member of the Florida House and Senate for eleven
years, during which time he served as Speaker of the Florida House from 1970-
1972. In March 1994, Mr. Pettigrew was appointed Chair of the Governor's
Commission for a Sustainable South Florida, which determined that South
Florida, on its present course, is not sustainable, however, the Commission
developed recommendations for achieving a healthy balance among the
sustainability of the environment, the economy and society. In 1996, Mr.
Pettigrew was the recipient of the Timer Powers Dispute Resolution Leadership
Award by the Florida Growth Management Conflict Resolution Consortium and
the 1000 Friends of Florida Bill Sadowski Award. He is a member of the
American Bar Association's Natural Resources Section and a member of the
Florida Bar's Environmental and Land Use Section.

Samuel E. Poole III, Executive Director, South Florida Water Management
District. Prior to Mr. Poole's association with the District, he was a partner with
Holland & Knight law firm for seven years, specializing in land use and
environmental permitting issues. He also worked with the Dade County


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Planning Department where he supervised the environmental section and
directed the East Everglades project. Mr. Poole began his environmental career
with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers serving as a first lieutenant at the
Jacksonville district office. He has been the recipient of several awards
including an Award of Excellence for the East Everglades Management Plan in
1981, the 1990 Thomas Barbour Award and the first Bill Sadowski Citation in
1994. Mr. Poole has served on the boards of the Nature Conservancy in Florida,
the Tropical Audubon Society, and the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne
Nature Center in Miami. He was appointed to the ELMS III Committee in 1991
and also served on the Post-Hurricane Andrew Reconstruction Design Team.
Mr. Poole attended the U.S. Army Engineer School in Virginia, received a B.S.
degree in Forestry from the University of Florida, an M.S. degree in Regional
Planning from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. degree from
Northwestern University.

Representative John C. Rayson, Florida House of Representatives District 90.
Representative Rayson was elected to the House in 1990 and currently serves
on several committees and is Chairman for the Select Committee on Water
Policy. He has also received several legislative appointments including the
Governor's Commission for a Sustainable South Florida, Florida Advisory
Council of Environmental Education, Human Resource Development
Commission, and Delegate for the National Conference of State Legislatures for
Science, Technology and the Environment. Representative Rayson has
received several Legislator of the Year Awards and was recently named the
1996 "Consumer Champion" by the Florida Consumer Action Network. He
earned a B.A. degree in History from the University of Rochester and a J.D.
degree from Case Western Reserve University.

Robert L. Rhodes, Jr., Partner, Holland & Knight Washington DC Mr. Rhodes
leads the firm-wide Real Estate, Environmental and Land Use Law Department
and has extensive experience at the federal, state, and local level in pollution
control matters. He was selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America
publication in 1993, 1994 and 1995, is a graduate of Leadership Florida, Class
VIII, and is a member of The Florida Bar and the District of Columbia Bar.
Currently, Mr. Rhodes serves as Chair, National Advisory Council for
Environmental Policy & Technology, a position appointed in 1995 by Carol
Browner, EPA Administrator. He received a Bachelors degree with High Honors
from Emory University, and a J.D. from the University of Virginia. While at the
University, he served as a member of the Editorial Board, Virginia Law Review,
and was awarded the Order of the Coif. Mr. Rhodes also served as Captain in
7 the United States Air Force (JAG) from 1972-1976.

Karsten A. Rist, President, Kendall Plastics. Mr. Rist has been in his current
position as president and co-owner of Kendall Plastics for the past 16 years.
During this time, he has been a member of the Florida Audubon Society where
he served as Chairman from 1992-1995. Mr. Rist also served as Chairman of


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the Broward County Audubon Society from 1975-1978 and is currently a
member of the board of the Tropical Audubon Society. In 1992, he was named
Conservationist of the Year by the National Audubon Society. Mr. Rist has had
several years experience in public service for Dade county. He has served on
the Everglades National Park/East Everglades Resource Planning and
Management Committee, the Aviation Systems Plan Advisory Committee, the
Solid Waste Citizen's Task Force, the Wellfield Policy Advisory Committee, and
currently serves on the Environmental Task Force and the Lake Belt Plan Study
Committee. Mr. Rist received a Bachelors degree in Mining Engineering from
the University of Berlin and a Masters degree in Business Administration from
the University of Michigan.

Jorge S. Rodriguez, PE, Deputy Director, Miami-Dade Water and Sewer
Department. Mr. Rodriguez began his career with Dade County in 1975 as a
Water Supply Engineer with the Department of Environmental Resources
Management. During his 21 years with Dade County, he has been involved in
preparing Dade County's Wellfield Protection Program, responsible for the
regionalization of Dade County's water and sewer system, has carried out a
growth management plan for Dade County, and is currently responsible for the
development and operation of all water supply facilities and programs. Mr.
Rodriguez is a former member of the Florida Engineering Society and former
President of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Miami Dade Branch.
Currently, he is a member of American Water Works Association, Chair of the
Southeast Florida Utility Council and is an active member of the Governor's
Commission for a Sustainable South Florida Technical Advisory Committee. Mr.
Rodriguez received a Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering from the University
of Miami and is a registered professional engineer in the State of Florida.

Dr. Earl M. States, AICP, FAIA, Professor Emeritus and Consultant. Mr.
Starnes has gained architectural and planning experience for many years. He
served as the Director of Public Transportation for the State of Florida and the
Director of State Planning in the Department of Administration. He has also
been involved in the field of education for several years as Professor and
Chairman of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of
Florida. Mr. Starnes received a Bachelors degree in Architecture from the
University of Florida, as well as a Masters degree and Ph.D. in Urban and
Regional Planning from Florida State University.

Sarah A. "Sally" Thompson, Treasurer, Governing Board, Southwest Florida
Water Management District. Ms. Thompson has served the City of Tampa for
twenty-two years and is currently the Grants Coordinator for the City of Tampa
Department of Revenue and Finance Planning Division. She also serves in
several appointed and elected positions including the Intergovernmental
Coordination Element Technical Committee, Florida Greenways Commission,
Agency on Bay Management and the Site Selection Committee for Hillsborough
County Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program. Ms.


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Thompson received a B.A. degree from Hollins College in Virginia and a Masters
of Public Administration from the University of South Florida.

John Vecchioli, Florida District Chief, U.S. Geological Survey. Prior to his
current position, Mr. Vecchioli served for 16 years as the Ground-Water
Specialist for the Florida District where he was responsible for quality assurance
of technical aspects of the Geological Survey's ground water program in Florida,
and did research on various ground-water topics. His 39 years of service with
the USGS includes stints in New Jersey and Long Island, NY in addition to
Florida. Mr. Vecchioli recently completed an assignment as a member of the
Committee on Ground Water Recharge for the National Research Council. His
bibliography includes some 60 reports and papers on various ground-water
topics, with emphasis on his research in artificial ground-water recharge. Mr.
Vecchioli received a Bachelors and Masters degree in Geology from Rutgers
University and holds a Florida registration as a Professional Geologist.

Carol Taylor West, Professor of Economics and Director of Forecasting,
University of Florida College of Business Administration. Ms. West is
responsible for preparing economic projections and analyses of the state, its
twenty major metropolitan areas and its sixty-seven counties for the annual
volume of The Florida Long-Term Economic Forecast. She also directs the
Florida Economic Database Service which provides over 20,000 variables
measuring economic and demographic growth in Florida and its counties. Ms.
West has served on the Miami Herald Board of Economists and the Governor's
Council of Economic Advisors. She is a consultant to the state legislature and
private businesses, a past President of the Southern Regional Science
Association and currently serves on the Board of Economists for Florida Trend
magazine. Ms. West received a B.A. from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in
Economics from the University of Michigan.

Virginia B. Wetherell, Secretary, Department of Environmental Protection. Ms.
Wetherell joined the Department of Natural Resources in 1988, when she was
named Deputy Assistant Executive Director of Marine Resources. She later
served as Deputy Assistant Executive Director of Land Resources, and was
responsible for policy development and coordination of the divisions of
Recreation and Parks, State Lands and Resource Management, and for the
Office of Land Use Planning and Biological Services. Previously, Secretary
Wetherell served as Executive Director of the Florida Department of Natural
Resources. She also served in the Florida Legislature from 1982-1988 where
she was deputy majority leader 1984-1986, and from 1986-1988 she served as
chair of the International Trade and Economic Development Committee. Ms.
Wetherell also served on the Appropriations, Natural Resources, Commerce,
Transportation, Community Affairs, Health and Rehabilitative Services, Ethics,
and Election and Growth Management committees. She received a B.A. in
Psychology and Biological Services from Auburn University and a M.S. in
Counseling from Jacksonville State University.


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Speaker Roster (continued)
James H. Williams, Governing Board Member, St. Johns River Water
Management District. Mr. Williams began serving on the board in 1991 as an at-
large member and was re-appointed in 1995, representing the Ocklawaha River
Basin. Prior to his association with the Water Management District, Mr. Williams
was Deputy Secretary of Agriculture in the Carter administration, Lieutenant
Governor during Reubin Askew's second term, Secretary of the Florida
Department of Administration and was a state senator from 1968 to 1974. He is
a member of Golden Gem Growers, Inc., the Board of Trustees of Emory
University, serves as a director of SunTrust Banks in Atlanta, as well as on the
Sun Bank board of directors in Orlando and Ocala. Currently, Mr. Williams
operates a real estate business in Marion County.


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