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Title: Profiles
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Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida
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Abstract: Jake Varn Collection - Profiles (JDV Box 89)
General Note: Box 19, Folder 2 ( Professional Surveyors - 1990 ), Item 3
Funding: Digitized by the Legal Technology Institute in the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.
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JACOB D. JAKEE" VARN


Jake is a native of Brooksville, Florida. He attended the
public schools in Hernando County and later attended the
University of Florida where he received a Bachelor of Science in
Civil Engineering and a Juris Doctorate.

While a student at the University of Florida he worked part-
time with the Southwest Florida Water Management District. He
worked in a variety of capacities with the District between 1961
and 1969, including jobs as draftsman, surveyor, engineer,
groundwater hydrologist and administrative assistant. While in
law school, he worked with Dean Frank Maloney in writing the
Model Water Code. The Model Water Code served as the basis for
the Florida Water Resources Act of 1972, which is now Chapter 373
of the Florida Statutes. Upon graduation from law school he
joined the Southwest Florida Water Management District on a full-
time basis and became the District's first general counsel. He
also served as an Assistant Executive Director at the District.

In 1973 he joined Carlton, Fields law firm (in Tampa) and
began an environmental and land use law practice. He engaged in
a considerable amount of work involving water law, developments
of regional impact, and water management districts.

He worked with Carlton, Fields until February 1979 when
Governor Bob Graham appointed him Secretary of the Florida
Department of Environmental Regulation. While Secretary of DER
he was instrumental in calling attention to the need for
comprehensive legislation to protect groundwater and fostering a
close working relationship between the water management districts
and DER. He was a principal drafter of the "Save Our Rivers"
program.

He served as Secretary of DER until February of 1981 when
Governor Bob Graham appointed him as Secretary of the Florida
Department of Transportation. In his stint as Secretary of DOT
he was able to complete the funding for Florida's interstate
system and able to put the 1-75 by-pass around Tampa back on
schedule. He also selected the new design for the Sunshine
Skyway Bridge.

In late 1981 he returned to the Carlton, Fields law firm
(Tallahassee office). His practice now includes the following:
(1) environmental and land use law; (2) administrative and
governmental law and (3) transportation law. He frequently
lectures on all of these subjects.










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He has served on the Board of Directors of the Environmental
and Land Use Section of The Florida Bar. He is also active with
the Natural Resources Committee of the Florida Chamber of
Commerce. He participated in the Florida Leadership Program of
the Florida Chamber of Commerce. He served as the Chairman of a
special blue-ribbon task force appointed by Speaker of the House
Lee Moffitt, President of Senate Curtis Peterson and Governor Bob
Graham to recommend new funding sources for Florida's
transportation needs.

Within the Carlton, Fields law firm he serves on numerous
firm management committees, including the Board of Directors and
Executive Committee.

He currently resides in Tallahassee with his wife, Sheila.
He has a son, Craig (21), an engineering student at the
University of Florida, and a daughter, Karen (14), a student at
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KIRBY BENJAMIN GREEN, III



Personal Data:

Age: 40

Birthdate: November 7, 1949

Family: Donna S. Green, Wife
Christopher Lee, Sen
Laurie Elizabeth, Daughter


Education:

Gainesville High School, Gainesville Florida
Santa Fe Junior College, A.A. Degree, Pre-Engineering
University of Florida, Civil Engineering
International Correspondence school, Survey and Mapping
George Washington University, Applied Geodesy

Various short courses given by the University of Florida
and The Florida Society of Professional Land Surveyors.


General Work Eperience:


August 1987 to Present:



January 1987 to August 1987:



January 1986 to January 1987:



February 1983 to January 1986:




February 1978 to February 1983:


Division Director
Division of Beaches and Shores
Department of Natural Resources

Assistant Division Director
Division of Beaches and Shores
Department of Natural Resources

Assistant Division Director
Division of State Lands
Department of Natural Resources

Bureau Chief
Bureau of Survey and Mapping
Division of State Lands
Department of Natural Resources

Registered Land Surveyor
Bureau of Survey and Mapping
Division of State Lands
Department of Natural Resources


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February 1974 to February 1978:




December 1972 to February 1974:




December 1968 to February 1972:




September 1983 to Present:




Registration

Registered Land Surveyor No. 3055, State


Office Manager and Field Crew Supervisor
M.K. Flowers and Associates, Inc.
Engineers and Land Surveyors
Gainesville, Florida

Computer Draftsman and Party Chief
M.K. Flowers and Associates, Inc.
Engineers and Land Surveyors
Gainesville, Florida

Draftsman, Part-time
M.K. Flowers and Associates, Inc.
Engineers and Land Surveyors
Gainesville, Florida

Instructor, Part-time
Division of Applied Sciences
Tallahassee Community College




of Florida


Professional Organizations

American Congress on Surveying and Mapping

Florida Society of Professional Surveyors


Papers or Presentations

"Restoration Evidence of the Original Survey" 1980 FSPLS Conference.

"Acquisition and Processing of Tidal Datums and Preservation of Those Datums",
American Congress on Surveying and Mapping, Committee on Marine Surveying and
Mapping.

"Tidal Datum Computations", American Congress on Surveying and Mapping,
Committee on Marine Surveying and Mapping.

"Short Term Tidal Observations and Computations" FSPLS Conference.

"Minimum Technical Standards for Surveyors" FSPLS Conference.

"Ordinary High Water Determination" FSPLS Workshops on Technical
Applications.

"Mean High Water Determinations" FSPLS Short Courses.

Instructor for FSPLS, Involving Mean High Water Boundary Determination,
ordinary High water Determinations, and Restoration Surveys.


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Social Organizations

R. T. Schafer Lodge No. 350, F. & A. M.
Scottish Rite Bodies, Orient of Tallahassee
Morocco Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S.
Tallahassee Shrine Club




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Daniel E. Gentry, P.LS.


. PERSONAL DATA

A. D.O.B., 6/15/36; health, excellent.
B. Native Floridian: residence, 3200 Raeford Road,
Orlando, Florida 32806
C. Wife, Carol; daughters, Laurel and Cynthia;
sons. Dan, Jr. and Scott; 8 grandchildren
D. Christian

II. EDUCATION

A. University of Florida and University of
Central Florida (Civil Engineering)
B. Many professional development courses
C. Public schools of Duval County

m. EMPLOYMENT

A. Two Years employment in other land surveying firms.
B, Employed by Jones, and Wood, Inc., 1958.
C. Partner ln firn 1966.
D. Upon retirement of R H. Jones in 1970. became
Secretary Treasurer. Jones, Wood & Gentry. Inc.
E. Upon retirement of Gordon D. Wood in 1976, became
President of flnn.

IV. PROFESSIONAL STATUS

A. Florida Registered Land Surveyor. 1960.
B. President, Jones, Wood & Gentry. Inc.,
Professional Land Surveyors.


V. AREA OF EXPERTISE


A. In land surveying business since 1958.
B. Legal aspects of land surveying.
C. Leadership and fiscal responsibility

VI. PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

A. Florida Society of Professional Land Surveyors.
B, Central Florida Chapter of the FSPLS,
C. Voluala Chapter of FSPLS
D. American Congress on Surveying and Mapping
E. National Society of Professional Engineers
F. Florida Engineering Society


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Vn. PROFESSIONAL OFFICES

A, Florida Society of Professional Land Surveyors.
1. 1984 1985, State Treasurer FSPLS.
2. State Director, Central District (3 terms).
3. Chairman of various committees.
B. Central Florida Chapter of the FSPLS.
1. Past President (2 terms)
2, Past Secretary Treasurer (2 terms).
3. Chairman of various committees.
C. State of Florida
Department of Natural Resources -
Advisory Board one term
D. 1988 Appointment by Governor as a member o0
The Florida State Board of Land Surveyo

E. 1990 CHAIRMAN OW TE BOARD

VmI PUBLIC SERVICES


A. Member Orlando Rotary Club for eleven years.
B. Member Development Advisory Board to Orange
County Commission (6 terms).
C. Little League Coach (5 Years).
D. Active In setting up surveying program for
instruction at Valencia Community College.

IX. PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES

A. Donald R. Corbett, Attorney, Orlando, FL
B. Rev. Vernon Fuller, Pershing Avenue Christian
Church, Orlando, Florida.
C. James B. Brown, Orlando Central Park, Inc.
Orlando, Florida


X. TECHNICAL PAPERS AND SEMINARS

A. Seminar 'Writing and Interpreting Legal Descriptipns"
(Given for Central Florida Chapter FSPLS It Valencia
Community College 1987)
B. Seminar "Original Government Retracements" classroom and field
instruction (Given for Central Florida Chapter FSPLS at
Valencia Community College 1987

C. "FORT McNEIL" 'THE FORGOTTEN FORT', Oran e
County Historical Society. (Surveying History)
D. Seminar on original Government Survey
Retracements at Valencia Community College,




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E. Technical Session Legal Aspects of Surveying,
Florida Society of Professional Land Surveyors
Convention, 1980.


XL, AWARDS

A. Certificate for Public Service from Orange County
Commission: 1977. 1978, 1979, 1980. 1981 and 1982.
B. Director of Year, Florida Society of Professional
Land Surveyors,
C. Past President's Award, Central Florida Chapter of
Florida Society of Professional Land Surveyors.
D, Civic Contribution Award. Florida Society of
Professional Land Surveyors, 1981-1982
E. Fellow Member, Florida Society of Professional
Land Surveyors Central Florida Chapter, 1982.
F. Presidential Citation, Florida Society of
Professional Land Surveyors, 1980




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