Jay Hoecker

Water Resources Bureau Chief

As Water Resources bureau chief, Jay Hoecker is responsible for management and oversight of regional water supply planning; water supply and resource development projects; economics and demography; water conservation projects; and septic to sewer conversion projects. Hoecker also oversees the FARMS program, which offers cost-share assistance to the agricultural community for conservation, water quality, natural system and alternative water supply best management practices (BMPs). In conjunction with water conservation BMPs, water quality and natural systems improvement BMPs also may be cost-shared in priority areas.

Hoecker joined the District in 2012 as a water supply specialist, then moved to the Project Management Office and returned to the Water Supply Section in 2018 as the section manager. He has led several large initiatives during his tenure at the District, including the Cooperative Funding Initiative Program, and has participated in a number of large-scale planning efforts, such as the Central Florida Water Initiative.

Hoecker holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and Policy and a Master of Business Administration, both from the University of South Florida. He also is a certified Project Management Professional.