- August 29 Governor Appoints Taylor, Williamson and Reappoints Beswick to the Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board
- August 25 District to Hold Public Meeting on Priority List and Schedule for the Establishment of Minimum Flows and Levels
- August 18 Public Invited to Help Identify Flood Prone Areas in Portions of Sumter County
- August 16 District to Hold Workshop on Minimum and Guidance Levels for Lake Eva in Haines City
August 7, 2009
Governor Charlie Crist recently reappointed William Bunch and appointed Candy Nathe to two Southwest Florida Water Management District Basin Boards.
William Bunch is the owner of Oysters Restaurant and lives in Crystal River. He was reappointed to the Coastal Rivers Basin Board. Bunch was first appointed to the Board 2001. His current term ends March 1, 2011. The Coastal Rivers Basin Board area includes the coastal regions of Citrus, Hernando and Pasco counties.
Candy Nathe is a realtor with Elite Brokers Real Estate Group and lives in Dade City. She was appointed to the Withlacoochee River Basin Board to succeed Patsy Nathe. Her term ends March 1, 2012. The Withlacoochee River Basin Board area includes portions of Citrus, Hernando, Levy, Marion, Pasco and Sumter counties.
The District has seven regional Basin Boards that provide guidance for local programs that are specific to the basins they protect. The District’s eighth basin, the Green Swamp, is administered by the Governing Board. Basin Boards work with local governments and other entities on water resource projects that have an impact in local communities. Basin Boards often provide partial funding for these projects in partnership with a local government or local cooperator.
Basin Board members are unpaid citizen volunteers appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. They serve three-year staggered terms.