Governor Appoints Giesy-Griffin to Governing Board

News Release

Gov. Rick Scott appointed Wendy J. Giesy-Griffin to the Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board today.

Giesy-Griffin of Lithia is a retired environmental consultant. She was appointed to succeed Hugh M. Gramling, and her term ends March 1, 2016.

Giesy-Griffin consulted with Metis Environmental Services beginning in 1996. Prior to that, she was an environmental administrator with the Florida Department of Transportation from 1979 to 1985, and an environmental technician and specialist with the Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission from 1976 to 1979.

Governing Board members are unpaid, citizen volunteers who are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Florida Senate. The Governing Board sets policy for the District, whose mission is to manage the water and related resources of west central Florida to meet the needs of current and future water users while protecting the environment.