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Welcome to the Conference ........................Pg.4


Program At-A-Glance...................... ......Pg.5


Conference Information.............................Pg.6


Conference Agenda ..................................Pg.7-11


Hilton Meeting Room Locations....................Pg.12-13


Field Trip Information ...............................Pg.14


Exhibitor List .........................................Pg.15


Speakers Roster ......................................... Pg.16-30


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PROGRAM AT-A-GLANCE

Wednesday, September 3
6:00 7:30 p.m.-Center Ballroom
Welcome Reception with Exhibitors

Thursday, September 4
7:30 8:30 a.m.-Center Ballroom
Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:30 10:15 a.m.-South Ballroom
Welcome/Keynote Address/Legislature & Water Management Panel
10:15 10:45 a.m.-Center Ballroom
Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
10:45 12:45 p.m.-Narcissus/Orange on Mezzanine Level
Concurrent Session 1 SWIM 10th Anniversary
10:45 12:45 p.m.-Crystal
Concurrent Session 2 Strengths and Weaknesses of the Laws and
Rules Governing Water Supply Planning in Florida
10:45 12:45 p.m.-Camelia/Dogwood on Mezzanine Level
Concurrent Session 3 The State of Land and Water: What Next?
10:45 12:45 p.m.-Poinsettia/Quince on Mezzanine Level
Concurrent Session 4 The Investment in District Lands A Report to
Shareholders
12:45 1:15 p.m.-Center Ballroom
Field Trip Check-in and Box Lunch Pick-up
Evening free/dinner on your own

Friday, September 5
7:30 8:30 a.m.-Center Ballroom
Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:30 8:50 a.m.-South Ballroom
Keynote Address
9:00 11:00 a.m.-Crystal
Concurrent Session 1 Minimum Flows & Levels
9:00 11:00 a.m.-Narcissus/Orange on Mezzanine Level
Concurrent Session 2 Regional Water Supply Planning (Repeated)
9:00 11:00 a.m.-Camellia/Dogwood on Mezzanine Level
Concurrent Session 3 Land & Water Linkage (Repeated)
9:00 11:00 a.m.-Poinsettia/Quince on Mezzanine Level
Concurrent Session 4 Land Acquisition & Management (Repeated)
10:45 11:15 a.m.-International Ballroom Lobby
Refreshment Break
11:15 12:15 p.m.-South Ballroom
Water Resource Protection: State and Federal Perspectives
12:30 p.m.-North Ballroom
Luncheon and Keynote Speaker



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CONFERENCE INFORMATION

You will receive an eventpass in your registration material list-
ing the catered events for which you have registered. Your event
pass will be required for the Wednesday night reception, the con-
tinental breakfasts in the Exhibit Hall, receipt of your box lunch
on Thursday (as you load the bus for field trips), and at the door
for the Friday luncheon. Name badges should be worn to all con-
ference events. Your badge is your admission to all non-ticketed
conference sessions.

The Exhibit Hall will be set up in the Center Ballroom of the Inter-
national Ballroom throughout the conference, beginning on
Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. A separate Exhibitor
Directoryis in your registration material with information on
each exhibitor and the products/services they offer. Except for
Friday morning, all refreshment breaks will be in the Exhibit Hall
as well as the continental breakfasts on Thursday and Friday. We
invite you to visit with the exhibitors to learn more about their
role in water management and related resource issues.

Conference general sessions will all be in the South Ballroom of
the International Ballroom, next door to the Exhibit Hall. Friday's
luncheon will be in the North Ballroom.

Field trips will be conducted on Thursday afternoon to the
Wekiva River Basin, Lake Apopka, Disney Wilderness Preserve,
and Water Conserv II. You must be pre-registered for a field
trip in order to participate. If you have not pre-registered and
want to participate, please check at the conference registration
desk to see if any tours are still available. A list and description of
field trips can be found on page 14.


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CONFERENCE AGENDA

Wednesday. September 3

6:00 7:30 p.m.-Center Ballroom
Welcome Reception with Exhibitors
Visit with your peers and with exhibitors. A cash bar is
available along with a variety of hot and cold hours
d'oeuvres.
Thursday. September 4

7:30 8:30 a.m.-Center Ballroom
Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:30 a.m.- South Ballroom
Welcome
William Segal, Chairman of the Board, SJRWMD

8:45 a.m.-South Ballroom
Keynote Address
The Honorable Jack Latvala, Florida Senate Chairman,
Senate Natural Resources Committee

9:15 a.m.-South Ballroom
The Legislature and Water Management
Representatives from the five water management districts'
executive offices and FDEP dissect and discuss the past
legislative session and anticipate the 1998 session.

Moderator: Estus Whitfield, Environmental Policy
Coordinator, Office of the Governor
Panelists: Douglas E. Barr, Exec. Director, NWFWMD
David W. Fisk, Asst. Exec. Director, SRWMD
Pamela P. McVety, Exec. Coordinator for
Ecosystem Management, FDEP
Samuel E. Poole III, Exec. Director, SFWMD
E.D. "Sonny" Vergara, Exec. Director,
SWFWMD
John R. Wehle, Asst. Exec. Director,
SJRWMD


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Thursday, September 4 (continued)


10:15 10:45 a.m.-Center Ballroom
Refreshment Break with Exhibitors

10:45 12:45 p.m.-Narcissus/Orange on Mezzanine Level
Concurrent Session 1 SWIM 10th Anniversary
SWIM Where It's Been and Where It's Going A
retrospective and general outlook on the Surface Water
Improvement and Management Act with key achievements
presented by each district.

Keynote: TEA
Panelists: Casey Fitzgerald, SJRWMD
Tyler L. Macmillan, NWFWMD
Mike Perry, SWFWMD
Dean Powell, SFWMD
Barry H. Rosen, SFWMD
Kirk Webster, SRWMD

10:45- 12:45 p.m.--(~c seP 5o4'k j
Concurrent Session 2 Strengths and Weaknesses of the
Laws and Rules Governing Water Supply Planning in
Florida
A series of commentaries concerning the effectiveness of
current laws and rules governing water supply planning
and development in Florida by key people representing
public supply, agricultural and regulatory communities.

Moderator: Barbara Vergara, SJRWMD
Panelists: v* ChuckAller, DACS
Eva Armstrong, Florida Audubon Society
(* i~elO)/Ray Boyd, Orlando Utilities Commission
1~ g4 D Donald R. Feaster, Volusian Water Alliance
I Pam McVety, FDEP
Richard Owen, SWFWMD
Terry Pride, Office of the Governor
SMike Slayton, SFWMD
v Jacob Varn, Steel, Hector and Davis


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Thursday. September 4 (continued)


10:45 12:45 p.m.-Camelia/Dogwood on Mezzanine Level
Concurrent Session 3 The State of Land and Water:
What Next?
Effectively linking land and water planning and
management has been a recognized statewide issue for
several years. This session summarizes the results of "The
State of Land and Water Forging Stronger Linkages", an
American Assembly conference conducted in May 1997.


Moderator:
Panelists:


B. Terry Johnson, SWFWMD
Pat Blackshear, Okaloosa County
Bob Cambric, Apalachee RPC
Janet Llewellyn, FDEP
Margaret Spontak, SJRWMD
Tom Swihart, FDEP


10:45 12:45 p.m.-Poinsettia/Quince on Mezzanine Level
Concurrent Session 4 The Investment in District Lands
- A Report to Shareholders
Discussions include status of and prospects for land
acquisition, achieving mitigation through public/private
agreements, and less-than-fee acquisitions.


Moderator:
Panelists:


Bob Bendick, The Nature Conservancy
Robert Christianson, SJRWMD
Bill Cleckley, NWFWMD
Charlie Houder, SRWMD
Marjorie Moore, SFWMD
Fritz Musselmann, SWFWMD


12:45 1:15 p.m.-Center Ballroom
Field Trip Check-in and Box Lunch Pick-up
Get your box lunch here even if you have not registered for
a field trip. Tables will be available in the Exhibit Hall for
lunch, or you might decide to find a chair by the pool!
Field trip registrants must check-in at your identified field
trip station in the Exhibit Hall. You will get instructions on
where your bus will be loading and you can eat on your


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Thursday. September 4 (continued)


bus. Buses will leave promptly at 1:15p.m.!

Thursday evening will be free for dinner on your own

Friday. September 5

7:30 8:30 a.m.-Center Ballroom
Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:30 8:50 a.m.-South Ballroom
Keynote Address
The Honorable John Laurent, Florida House of
Representatives Chairman, House Water and Resource
Management Committee

9:00 11:00 a.m.-Crsfta So 8 /PiA
Concurrent Session 1 Minimum Flows & Levels
An overview of minimum flows and levels (MFLs) including
the effects of changes resulting from the 1997 legislative
session, followed by in-depth discussion of regional issues
encountered in MFL establishment and implementation.

Moderator: Janet G. Llewellyn, FDEP
Panelists: Ron Bartel, NWFWMD
John C. Good, SRWMD
David L Moore, SWFWMD
Dean Powell, SFWMD
Hal Wilkening, SJRWMD

9:00 11:00 a.m.-NaIs- ,re- Lel
Concurrent Session 2 Regional Water Supply Planning
(Repeated from Thursday)

9:00 11:00 a.m.-Camellia/Dogwood on Mezzanine Level
Concurrent Session 3 Land & Water Linkage
(Repeated from Thursday)



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Friday, September 5 (continued)


9:00 11:00 a.m.-Poinsettia/Quince on Mezzanine Level
Concurrent Session 4 Land Acquisition &
Management (Repeated from Thursday)

10:45 11:15 a.m.-International Ballroom Lobby
Refreshment Break

11:15 a.m.- 12:15 p.m.-South Ballroom
Water Resource Protection: State and Federal
Perspectives
Moderator: Henry Dean, Executive Director SJRWMD
Panelists: David Guest, Managing Attorney, Sierra Club
John Hankinson, Jr., Regional
Administrator, Region IV, U.S. EPA
FrankE. Mathews, Partner, Hopping,
Green, Sams & Smith, Tallahassee
Jim Murley, Secretary, Department of
Community Affairs

12:30 p.m.-North Ballroom
Luncheon and Keynote Speaker
The Honorable Lawton Chiles, Governor, State of Florida
(invited)





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FIELD TRIPS

Wekiva River Canoe Trip
During the Wekiva River tour, conference guests will enjoy a ca-
noe trip on the wild and scenic waters of the Wekiva. Aggressive
land acquisition and resource management work of the last 30
years have maintained more than 50,000 acres of the Wekiva
Basin in a pristine condition despite its location within the Orlando
Metropolitan area. (Estimated length: 4 V hours)

Lake Apopka Tour
The tour of Lake Apopka will provide a comprehensive update on
the St. Johns District's Lake Apopka Restoration project. Land
purchases, the marsh filtration flow-way, littoral zone planting and
shad removal work are beginning to yield promising results. Na-
tive vegetation is returning. Anglers are reporting improved
catches of bass and bream. And with this fall's planned construc-
tion of the full-scale marsh flow-way, only treated water will flow
into the downstream lakes. (Estimated length: 4 hours)

Disney Wilderness Preserve
There will be both a tour by vehicle and a tour by canoe avail-
able. Located in the Upper Kissimmee Chain of Lakes, the Disney
Wilderness Preserve is an 11,500-acre preserve owned and man-
aged by the nature Conservancy. As a model for future land miti-
gation and restoration, this project provides tremendous educa-
tional opportunities for the public. In the future, the Preserve will
serve as a living laboratory where local residents and visitors can
learn about Florida's natural and cultural history. Tour partici-
pants will enjoy observing the scrub jays, sandhill cranes, gopher
tortoises, large mouth bass, bobcats and bald eagles that abound
in this natural setting. (Estimated length: 4 hours)

Water Conserv II Tour
The largest water reuse project of its kind in the world, Water
Conserv II visitors will see first-hand this unique facility that com-
bines agricultural irrigation and rapid infiltration basins. This in-
tricate water reuse system is also the first reuse project in Florida
permitted by the FDEP to irrigate crops produced for human con-
sumption with reclaimed water. Water Conserv II is a coopera-
tive water reuse project by the City of Orlando, Orange County,
and the agricultural community. (Estimated length: 4 hours)


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CONFERENCE EXHIBITORS


AMJ Equipment Corporation
Aquagenix Land-Water Technologies, Inc.
Ayres Associates
BCI Engineers & Scientists, Inc.
Camp Dresser & McKee, Inc.
Florida Specifier
Florida Wetlandsbank
Florida's Water Management Districts
GeoFocus, Inc.
Hartman & Associates, Inc.
Leggette, Brashears & Graham, Inc.
QST Environmental, Inc.
R. H. Moore & Associates, Inc.
SePRO Corporation
Storm Water Resources of Florida, L.C.
Techni-Quip, Inc.
The Water Management Institute
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Water & Air Research, Inc.
Wilson, Miller, Barton & Peek, Inc.
Woodward-Clyde International-Americas


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SPEAKER ROSTER

Charles C. Aller, Director, Office of Agricultural Water Policy,
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Prior
to his association with the Department in 1995, Mr. Aller served 13
years with the Department of Environmental Protection as chief of
the Bureau of Drinking Water and Ground Water Resources and
director of the Office of Water Policy. He also was an environ-
mental specialist with the Florida Department of Transportation
and served in the United States Navy. Mr. Aller received a bache-
lor's degree from Tufts University and a master's degree in Bio-
logical Oceanography from Florida State University.

Eva Armstrong, Government Relations Director, Florida
Audubon Society. During her career, Ms. Armstrong has worked
for the Attorney General, the House Republican Office and the
State Treasurer. Also, after having experience as a cabinet aide,
legislative analyst and various senior management positions, she
has developed expertise in a number of substantive areas, includ-
ing Florida's environment. Ms. Armstrong received a bachelor of
arts degree in English literature from Florida State University.

Douglas E. Barr, Executive Director, Northwest Florida Water
Management District. Mr. Barr has been employed by the North-
west Florida Water Management District since 1977 and has
served as project manager or project director on numerous water
resource investigations in northwest Florida. He currently serves
as a Florida representative on the Technical Coordination Com-
mittee for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River System
Comprehensive Study, and is a member of Florida's negotiation
team on issues related to the interstate management of the ACF
basin. Mr. Barr received a B.S. degree in geology from Bradley
University and an M.S. from Texas Christian University with a spe-
cialty in water resources. He is also a registered professional ge-
ologist in the state of Florida.

Ronald L. Bartel, Director, Division of Resource Management,
Northwest Florida Water Management District. Mr. Bartel has
been with the District for the past 13 years. He has served on a
number of technical committees relating to watershed planning,
stormwater management, wellhead protection and coastal water
resources. His technical expertise is in the area of surface water
and groundwater resources evaluation and environmental man-
agement. Mr. Bartel received a M.S. degree in environmental
pollution control from Pennsylvania State University.


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Robert L. Bendick, Jr., Regional Director, Florida Chapter, The
Nature Conservancy. Mr. Bendick has been regional director of
the Florida Chapter of The Nature Conservancy since November
1, 1995. In the role, he directs the Florida operations of The Con-
servancy, which is a national and worldwide conservation organi-
zation dedicated to the protection of habitat for plant and animal
species. Prior to coming to the The Nature Conservancy, Mr. Ben-
S dick was deputy commissioner for natural resources at the New
York State Department of Environmental Conservation between 1*1
I 1990 and 1995. Between 1982 and 1990, he served as director of
the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management and
was responsible for all natural resource and environmental pro-
grams in Rhode Island's state government. Mr. Bendick is the re-
cipient of a number of environmental conservation awards, in-
cluding the Chevron Conservation Award, the President's Public
Service Award of The Nature Conservancy and the Environmental
Leadership Award of the New England Environmental Network.

Patsy D. Blackshear, AICP, County Planner, Okaloosa County
Planning and Inspection Department. Ms. Blackshear is responsi-
ble for directing and supervising the Planning Division staff in the
implementation of the Okaloosa County Comprehensive Plan,
Land Development Code, Federal Emergency Management Ad-
ministration's National Flood Insurance Program, Community De-
velopment Block Grant Program and the Federal Transit Adminis-
tration Program. Prior to her association with Okaloosa County,
Ms. Blackshear was the Intergovernmental Coordinator for the
Executive Division of the Northwest Florida Water Management
District for nine years. She received a B.S. degree in political sci-
ence with a minor in urban and regional planning from Florida
State University and also has a professional certificate from the
American Institute of Certified Planners.

Ray Boyd, Vice President, Orlando Utilities Commission. Mr.
Boyd has more than 30 years experience in the public drinking
water field. He is Past Chair of the Florida Section/American Wa-
ter Works Association and is involved in management, legislative,
regulatory, resource and competition issues with the national as-
sociation. Mr. Boyd assisted in the establishment of the Water
Utility Advisory Board for the St. Johns River Water Management
District and the Mid-Florida Utility Council. He received a B.S. de-
gree from the Citadel and a master's degree in management from
Rollins College. Mr. Boyd is a registered professional engineer.


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Bob Cambric, Assistant Director, Apalachee Regional Planning
Council. In his current position, Mr. Cambric coordinates the
Council's planning programs, which include growth management,
economic development, regional transportation and transporta-
tion disadvantaged, emergency management, and local technical
assistance. In addition, he directed the development of the Coun-
cil's Strategic Regional Policy Plan and serves as the lead staff for
the Regional Dispute Resolution Process. Mr. Cambric received a
bachelor of arts degree in international affairs and a master of sci-
ence degree in planning from Florida State University.

Robert Christianson, Director, Department of Planning and Ac-
quisition, St. Johns River Water Management District. Mr. Chris-
tianson is responsible for the land acquisition, land management,
and policy and planning programs of the District. He has worked
with local governments from a water management district per-
spective on water issues, and directs the strategic and long-range
planning initiatives of the agency. Prior to his association with the
District, Mr. Christianson worked with the Southwest Florida Wa-
ter Management District and the Department of Environmental
Regulation. He received a B.S. degree in mathematics and a M.S.
degree in environmental engineering sciences from the Univer-
sity of Florida.

William O. Cleckley, Director, Division of Land Management
and Acquisition, Northwest Florida Water Management District.
Mr. Cleckley has been with the District for the past 11 years and
currently oversees the management of approximately 150,000
acres of District property. In addition, he purchases properties
for water resource protection and preservation purposes under
the state of Florida's Save Our Rivers and Preservation 2000 land
acquisition programs. Mr. Cleckley received his bachelor's de-
gree in forest management from the University of Florida.

Henry Dean, Executive Director, St. Johns River Water Manage-
ment District. Mr. Dean has been the executive director at St.
Johns River Water Management District for 13 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 gen-
eral counsel to the Florida Department of Natural Resources and


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was also acting director of the Division of State Lands. He is a
graduate of the Florida State University College of Law.

Donald R. Feaster, P.E., Executive Director, Volusian Water Al-
liance. Prior to his current position, Mr. Feaster served as execu-
tive vice president for Sundial Group, Inc., executive director of
the Southwest Florida Water Management District, and as a com-
missioned officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He is a
licensed professional engineer and is a member of the National
Society of Professional Engineers, the Florida Engineering Soci-
ety, the American Water Works Association, and the American
Water Resources Association. Mr. Feaster received a bachelor of
science degree in civil engineering from the University of Mis-
souri School of Mines and Metallurgy.

David W. Fisk, Assistant Executive Director, Suwannee River
Water Management District. Mr. Fisk, starting as a geologist, has
been with the District since 1975. His responsibilities have been
the management and administration of technical and regulatory
staff conducting groundwater and surface water research and
monitoring projects as well as regulatory programs. Mr. Fisk has
also worked on the development and implementation of a com-
prehensive Environmental Resources Permit program, agricul-
tural and forestry surface water management, water use permit-
ting and underground injection control permitting regulations,
and the rewriting and implementation of the District well con-
struction permitting regulations. Mr. Fisk received a B.S. degree
in geology from the University of Florida and is also a profes-
sional geologist registered with the state of Florida.

Casey Fitzgerald, Assistant Director, Department Of Water Re-
sources, St. Johns River Water Management District. Mr. Fitzger-
ald has been in the business of natural resource protection and
management since 1980. He has served as the chief of the Bureau
of State Lands Management in the former Florida Department of
Natural Resources and as assistant director of the Florida Conser-
vation Association. He is currently the assistant director of the
Department of Water Resources at the St. Johns River Water Man-
agement District and serves as chairman of the Alachua County
Environmental Protection Advisory Committee. Mr. Fitzgerald
received a bachelor of science degree in zoology from the Uni-
versity of Florida and a master's degree of public administration
from Florida Atlantic University.


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John Good, P.E., Water Resource Engineer, Suwannee River Wa-
ter Management District. Prior to his association with the District,
Mr. Good was a consultant for more than 10 years, serving clients
in the power, government and industrial sectors. He also worked
as a permit reviewer at the Southwest and St. Johns River water
management districts. Mr. Good received a masters of engineer-
ing degree from the University of Florida, while working as an
agricultural extension agent.

David Guest, Managing Attorney, Sierra Club Legal Defense
Fund, Florida regional office. SCLDF is a non-profit, public inter-
est environmental law firm that represents citizens' groups in all
areas of environmental litigation. Mr. Guest has been in an active
litigation practice in Florida for the past 17 years, with most of the
past 12 years spent on environmental litigation. He has litigated
cases seeking to protect the Peace River, the (northern) Withla-
coochee River, Jumping Gully Creek, Lake Hatchineha, the
Kissimmee River, Fisheating Creek, the Everglades, the ground-
waters of south, southwest and northeast Florida, as well as many
lakes in Florida. Mr. Guest received a bachelor of science de-
gree with honors from Florida State University and a juris doctor
degree from the University of Chicago Law School.

John H. Hankinson, Jr., Regional Administrator, Region IV, U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency. Previously, Mr. Hankinson
served as department director of Planning and Acquisition for the
St. Johns River Water Management District, director of Coastal and
Land Use Programs for the Legal Environmental Assistance Foun-
dation, and director of the Environmental Services Center in Talla-
hassee. He has served on several commissions dedicated to
developing a successful growth strategy for Florida, and also
worked to streamline Florida's regulatory structure, while main-
taining strict environmental standards. In his current position, Mr.
Hankinson is responsible for the implementation of federal envi-
ronmental laws in eight southeastern states. He received a bache-
lor of arts degree from Florida Presbyterian College and a juris
doctor degree from the University of Florida.

Charles H. Houder, Land Acquisition and Management Director,
Suwannee River Water Management District. Prior to his associa-
tion with the districts, Mr. Houder served as a forestry consultant
for 10 years. He began his career with the districts at the St. Johns
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and ending as the division director. Mr. Houder joined the
Suwannee River Water Management District in 1989 and is re-
sponsible for bringing land purchase offers to the governing
board, negotiating the purchase of new lands for the District, and
overseeing the management of acquired property. He received a
bachelor of science degree in forestry from the University of
Florida.

B. Terry Johnson, AICP, Strategic Planning Manager, Southwest
Florida Water Management District. Mr. Johnson has been with
the District since 1989, and previously served as Water Use Plan-
ning manager. Currently, he oversees the District's
"Comprehensive Plan", basin planning, statewide planning coor-
dination and special projects ranging from performance measure-
ment and program budgeting to the 1997 American Assembly on
Land/Water Linkage. Prior to his association with the district, Mr.
Johnson served as director of planning for Design Consortium,
Ltd., and was also with the city of Tampa for nine years. Mr. John-
son received a bachelor's degree in pre-law from Ohio University
and a master's degree in urban planning with a specialization in
environmental planning from the University of Arizona.

Senator Jack Latvala, The Florida Senate. Senator Latvala is
chairman of the Natural Resources Committee and also serves as
a member of the Education, Transportation, Executive Business,
Ethics & Elections, Ways and Means and Rules and Calendar sen-
ate committees. He is the former chair of the Select Committee on
Water Policy. He is the founding president of North Pinellas Re-
publican Club and is a member of the Pinellas County Republican
Executive Committee, the Upper Pinellas Association for Re-
tarded Citizens Foundation, the Pinellas Education Foundation,
North Dunedin Baptist Church, and Florida Conservation Associa-
tion. Senator Latvala has resided in Florida since 1962 and re-
ceived a B.A. degree from Stetson University.

Representative John Laurent, Florida House of Representatives.
Representative Laurent is chairman of the Water & Resource Man-
agement Committee, and also serves on the Finance & Taxation,
Real Property & Probate and Children & Family Empowerment
committees, as well as the Governmental Responsibility Council
and the Joint Committee on Everglades Oversight. He has also
served as Assistant State Attorney and has been in private prac-
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several organizations, a few of which include the Florida Bar Asso-
ciation, Citrus Mutual, Nature Conservancy and the Florida Con-
servation Association. He received a B.S. degree in economics
from the University of Florida and a J.D. degree from the Univer-
sity of Florida Law School.

Janet G. Llewellyn, Director, Office of Water Policy, Florida De-
partment of Environmental Protection (FDEP). Ms. Llewellyn has
been associated with FDEP since 1983 and previously served as
the assistant director of the Division of Environmental Resource
Permitting. In her current position, she is involved in water policy
analysis and development, and coordination with the state's five
water management districts. Ms. Llewellyn received a bachelor
of science degree in biology from the University of Nebraska and
a master of science degree in biological oceanography from Ore-
gon State University.

Tyler L. Macmillan, AICP, Director, Resource Planning Section,
Northwest Florida Water Management District. Mr. Macmillan has
held several positions with the District since 1989 including assis-
tant water resource planner and associate water resource plan-
ner. In his current position as director of the Resource Planning
Section, he is responsible for coordination of planning functions
for the agency including reviews of local comprehensive plans
and developments of regional impact, district-wide water man-
agement plan, water supply planning, and specific area plans.
Mr. Macmillan also assists with administration of the district-wide
SWIM program including the program to restore and preserve
Lake Jackson. Mr. Macmillan received a B.S. degree in sociology
and an M.S. degree in planning from Florida State University.

Frank E. Matthews, Attorney, Hopping, Green, Sams & Smith,
P.A. Over the last 16 years as a member of the New York and
Florida Bars, Mr. Matthews has developed an extensive regula-
tory practice and established himself as an expert in environmen-
tal /land use law. He specializes in wetlands and surface water
permitting and has participated in drafting and lobbying most of
Florida's surface water and wetland laws and regulations over the
last decade, including the Florida Environmental Reorganization
Act of 1993, the Bert J. Harris Property Rights Act of 1995 and the
water resource and supply legislation of 1997. He has also repre-
sented the electric utilities, mining, agricultural and development
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Pamela P. McVety, Executive Coordinator for Ecosystem Man-
agement, Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Ms.
McVety has been involved in environmental work for the state of
Florida for over 20 years. She has extensive experience in public
policy development, including Florida water law, land manage-
ment, the coastal and marine environment, wetlands permitting,
endangered species, and the application of ecosystem science to
environmental decision making. Currently, Ms. McVety is lead-
ing the new Department's effort to implement ecosystem manage-
ment. Ms. McVety received a master's degree in marine biology.

David L. Moore, Deputy Executive Director for Resource Man-
agement, Southwest Florida Water Management District. Mr.
Moore is responsible for overseeing the Resource Data, Resource
Projects, Land Resources, Community Affairs, and Surface Water
Improvement and Management (SWIM) departments. He also
serves as the District's representative on the Management Com-
mittees of the Charlotte Harbor, Sarasota, and Tampa Bay National
Estuary Programs. Mr. Moore received a bachelor of science de-
gree in geology from the College of Charleston and a master of
science degree in geology from the University of South Florida.
He is also a Registered Professional Geologist and recently com-
pleted a graduate certified program in public administration at
the University of South Florida.

Marjorie Moore, Lead Environmental Scientist, Construction and
Land Management Department, South Florida Water Management
District. Ms. Moore began her career with the District in 1992 as a
staff environmental scientist in the Operations and Maintenance
Department. Currently, she is in charge of developing the Mitiga-
tion Banking Program. Ms. Moore received a bachelor's degree
in biology from Florida Atlantic University and a bachelor's de-
gree in landscape architecture from the University of Florida.

James F. Murley, Secretary, Florida Department of Community
Affairs. Secretary Murley joined the Department in 1983 as its di-
rector of Resource Planning and Management. In that position, he
helped draft and gain passage of Florida's landmark Growth Man-
agement Act. He left the Department in 1987 to head 1000
Friends of Florida and was later brought back to the Department
of Community Affairs by Governor Lawton Chiles. Currently, he
oversees a department with an important mission to help Florid-
ians create safe, vibrant and sustainable communities. Secretary


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Murley is a graduate of George Washington University Law
School where he specialized in environmental and land use law.

Fritz H. Musselmann, Director, Land Resources Department,
Southwest Florida Water Management District. Mr. Musselmann
has served the District in various capacities for over 20 years, ac-
quiring lands for flood control and other water resource pur-
poses. In his current position as director of the Land Resources
Department, his responsibilities include directing the acquisition,
surveying, management, use and security of all District-owned
lands. Under his direction, the District has acquired over 175,000
acres through Save our Rivers and Preservation 2000 programs.
Mr. Musselmann also serves as chairman of the District's staff
Land Use Task Force and serves on the Green Swamp Land Au-
thority.

Richard S. Owen, Director of Planning, Southwest Florida Water
Management District. Mr. Owen has been with the District for
over 10 years and is currently responsible for its local govern-
ment planning assistance, land use planning for District-owned
lands, participating in land development related reviews, eco-
nomic analysis of District rules and regulations, and long-range
strategic planning for the agency. Prior to his association with the
District, he was an economist with Resource Economics, Inc. and
also worked as an associate scientist with Environmental Science
and Engineering, Inc. Mr. Owen received a B.S. degree in food
and resource economics from the University of Massachusetts and
an M.A. degree in economics from the University of South Florida.

Michael J. Perry, Senior Environmental Scientist, Southwest
Florida Water Management District. Mr. Perry joined the water
management district in August 1987 after serving as a principal
planner and director of the Agency on Bay Management within
the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council. He received a bache-
lor of science degree in marine science and biology from Jack-
sonville University and a master of science degree from the Uni-
versity of South Carolina.

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 is-
sues. He also worked with the Dade County Planning Department


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where he supervised the environmental section and directed the
East Everglades project. Mr. Poole began his environmental ca-
reer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers serving as a first lieu-
tenant at the Jacksonville district office. Mr. Poole has served on
the board of The Nature Conservancy in Florida and The Tropical
Audubon Society and served as board president and board mem-
ber for the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center in
Miami. Mr. Poole attended the U.S. Army Engineer School in Vir-
ginia, 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.

Dean Powell, Deputy Director, Planning Department, South
Florida Water Management District. Currently, Mr. Powell is in-
volved in a variety of water supply, water quality and environ-
mental protection initiatives. Prior to his association with the Dis-
trict, he served the Department of Environmental Protection in
several program areas. Mr. Powell received a B.S. degree in bi-
ology from Virginia Tech and an M.S. degree in oceanography
from Old Dominion University.

Terry Pride, Senior Governmental Analyst, Office of the Gover-
nor. Prior to Ms. Pride joining the Office of the Governor, she
served the Department of Environmental Protection as director of
Water Policy, Legislative Liaison and Special Projects Coordina-
tor. While with the Department, she also did a brief stint at the
South Florida Water Management District. Ms. Pride has also
served as a legislative analyst in the House Natural Resources
Committee where she worked on environmental legislation, such
as Preservation 2000, SWIM, Rails to Trails, and the Florida Com-
munities Trust. She has a bachelor's degree in psychology and a
master's degree in special education.

Barry H. Rosen, Ph.D., Senior Environmental Scientist, South
Florida Water Management District. Dr. Rosen is the program
manager for Lake Okeechobee Restoration and is responsible for
coordinating all program elements including, research and moni-
toring, planning, regulation, exotic species control, budget and
administration. He also served on the South Florida Ecosystem
Restoration Task Force Working Group as co-chair of the Project
Coordination Team for the Greater Lake Okeechobee region. Dr.
Rosen received a B.S. degree in botany from the University of
Connecticut, an M.A. degree in biology from St. Cloud State Uni-


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versity, and a Ph.D. in biology from Bowling Green State Univer-
sity.

William "Bill" Segal, Chairman, St. Johns River Water Manage-
ment District Governing Board. Mr. Segal served as secretary of
the Board in 1994 prior to becoming vice chairman and then
chairman. He is a self-employed real estate builder and broker,
was among the first directors of Coalition for the Homeless and is
a former president of Jewish Family Services, a United Way
agency. Mr. Segal served 12 years as director of the Florida Sym-
phony Orchestra in Orlando and was the youngest director in the
organization's history when he was elected at age 29.

Michael C. Slayton, Deputy Executive Director, South Florida
Water Management District. Prior to his association with the Dis-
trict, Mr. Slayton was with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a
supervisory biologist for 10 years. He has also served as a field
inspector for the state's Trustees of the Internal Improvement
Trust Fund and the Florida Department of Environmental Regula-
tion and as a planning technician for the Palm Beach County area
planning board. During his tenure with the District, Mr. Slayton
has served as assistant to the executive director, and as adminis-
trator of the Big Cypress Basin. He received a bachelor's degree
in conservation biology from Florida Atlantic University.

Margaret R. Spontak, Division Director for Policy and Planning,
St. Johns River Water Management District. Prior to joining the
District, Ms. Spontak spent 16 years in management and strategic
planning at Florida's Silver Springs, Central Florida Community
College, and the Local Interagency Community Collaboration
Project. Ms. Spontak has been active in numerous state and local
planning initiatives including the Florida Greenways Commission,
Ocala/Marion County Chamber of Commerce Environmental Af-
fairs and Tourism Development Committees, Ocala Brick City
Partners Downtown Redevelopment Organization, and Marion
County's Pennies for Parks Land Acquisition Referendum.

Tom Swihart, Water Policy Administrator, Office of Water Policy,
Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Currently, Mr.
Swihart's primary responsibilities include the Florida Water Plan
and the Water Resources Implementation Rule. In previous posi-
tions with the FDEP, he has been involved in water quality stan-


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dard setting and the annual state public works coordination pro-
gram.

Jacob D. Varn, ESQ, Steel, Hector, and Davis. Mr. Varn began
his career at the Southwest Florida Water Management District
serving in various capacities while attending the University of
Florida. Upon graduation from law school, he became the Dis-
trict's first general counsel and also served as the assistant execu-
tive director. During law school, he worked with Dean Frank Mal-
oney in writing the Model Water Code that served as the basis for
the Florida Water Resources Act of 1972. After leaving the Dis-
trict, Mr. Varn began practicing environmental and land use law
until he was appointed secretary of the Florida Department of En-
vironmental Regulation and later secretary of the Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation. Mr. Varn is involved in several commu-
nity and professional organizations and has also been appointed
to several committees. He received a B.S. degree in civil engi-
neering from the University of Florida and a J.D. degree from the
University of Florida College of Law.

Barbara A. Vergara, P.G., Director, Division of Needs and
Sources, St. Johns River Water Management District. Ms. Vergara
has 23 years of experience in ground water hydrology and water
resources management in Florida. Currently, her responsibilities
include managing the District's Water Supply Needs and Sources
Assessment Project and overseeing the activities of the District's
Water Use Data manager and Water Conservation Program man-
ager. Prior to her association with the District, she served the
Southwest Florida Water Management District and the Putnam
County Division of Public Works. Ms. Vergara received a B.A.
degree in geology and geography from the University of South
Florida and is also a licensed professional geologist in the state of
Florida.

E.D. "Sonny" Vergara, Executive Director, Southwest Florida
Water Management District. Mr. Vergara has been involved in
public water supply and water management in the state of Florida
since 1972. He has served as department director of Interagency
Coordination for the Southwest Florida Water Management Dis-
trict, special assistant to the secretary of the Florida Department
of Environmental Regulation, executive director of the St. Johns
River Water Management District, and has owned his own plan-
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executive director of the Peace River/Manasota Regional Water
Supply Authority. He received a bachelor's degree in communi-
cations from California State University and also served in the U.S.
Marine Corps for six years.

Kirk B. Webster, Deputy Executive Director, Suwannee River
Water Management District. Mr. Webster began his career with
the District in 1976 after working as a planner in Pasco County
and as county planner in Columbia County. He has served the
District in various capacities including the development of its first
water use plan, serving as director of Planning and Operations,
and heading the team that developed the District's first compre-
hensive land acquisition and management plan. Currently, Mr.
Webster is responsible for the development of the District water
management plan, ground and surface water data collection and
studies, the District's Surface Water Improvement and Manage-
ment (SWIM) program, and minimum flows and levels program.
He received a bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University,
a master's degree in geography from the University of Florida,
and has completed the Senior Executive Institute Public Manage-
ment program at the University of Virginia.

John R. Wehle, Assistant Executive Director, St. Johns River Wa-
ter Management. Prior to his association with the District, Mr.
Wehle was special assistant to the secretary of the Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Regulation and also served in various po-
sitions at the Southwest Florida Water Management District. Cur-
rently, he is responsible for direction of staff, budget, and other
functions of the District including Water Use and Wetland Permit-
ting, Water Resources Research, Environmental Restoration, Plan-
ning, Land Acquisition, Administration, Operations and Legisla-
tive and Interagency Coordination. Mr. Wehle has been an active
member of the American Water Resources Association for many
years and has served in various capacities. He has 20 years of wa-
ter resources experience and is a registered professional geolo-
gist in Florida.

Estus D. Whitfield, Policy Coordinator, Environmental Policy/
Community and Economic Development, Executive Office of the
Governor. Mr. Whitfield has served as principle environmental
advisor to three governors since 1979. Currently, his responsibili-
ties include coordination of policy and budget development for
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tion, Community Affairs, Commerce, Agriculture and Consumer
Services, Citrus and the Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission.
Prior to his association with the Office of the Governor, Mr. Whit-
field served as a senior planner in the Florida Division of State
Planning and as the state's first environmental impact statement
coordinator. He received a B.S. degree in biology from Troy
State College, an M.S. degree in wildlife ecology and forestry
from the University of Florida, served as a Commissioned Officer
in the U.S. Navy and as Captain, U.S. Navy Reserve.

Harold A. Wilkening, III, P.E., Assistant Director, Department of
Resource Management, St. Johns River Water Management Dis-
trict. Mr. Wilkening's primary responsibility is for the oversight
and management of the department's mission of water supply
planning and water use permitting, including management of the
District's Minimum Flows and Levels Project. He has over 13
years of professional experience with the water management dis-
trict in water resources and environmental engineering, manage-
ment, and regulation. Mr. Wilkening is a registered professional
engineer in Florida and an active member of numerous profes-
sional societies. He received a B.S. in civil engineering from the
University of Delaware and an M.S. in civil engineering from the
University of Maryland.


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