Green Industry Advisory Committee

The purpose of the Green Industry Advisory Committee (GIAC) is to provide professional and technical input into District programs and activities.

This includes regulatory programs, rule revisions, water conservation activities, water resource planning, water resource and supply development projects, research and other water resource management projects that relate to the Green Industry.

Subject matter considered by the GIAC shall relate to the statutory duties and responsibilities of the District. GIAC members serve as liaisons with the District, maintaining communication with members of their organizations and conveying input from the organization to the GIAC. In addition, the GIAC acts as an education extension of the District by helping to disseminate information and by advising and assisting the District in education programs and projects. A function of the GIAC shall be to provide two-way communication between the District and the Green Industry.

Committee Files

Committee Members



FL Golf Course Superintendent's Association (Southern Agricultural Insecticides/River Isles Golf Course)

Jennifer Bryan

Landscape Management Association

Tom Burish

FL Nursery, Growers & Landscape Association

(Carroll's Nursery & Garden Center)

Richard Carroll

FL Parks & Recreation Association

(Largo Recreation, Parks & Arts Department)

Phil Christman

FL Cemetery, Cremation & Funeral Association

Lisa Coney

FL Golf Course Superintendent's Association (Southern Agricultural Insecticides/River Isles Golf Course)

George Cook, Vice Chair

Turfgrass Producers of FL

Travis Council, Chair

Associated Landscape Contractors of America

(Landcare of FL)

K.C. Fisher

UF - Institute of Food & Agricultural Science

BJ Jarvis

FL Native Plant Society

George Kish

FL Irrigation Society (Omni Irrigation)

John Miragliotta

Nichols Landscape Architecture, Incorporated

Celia Nichols

City of Tampa Parks & Recreation Department

Brad Suder

Governing Board Liaison

Mark Taylor




Agricultural Advisory Committee Meeting Info