Governor Reappoints Adams and Armstrong and Appoints Wiggins to the Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board

News Release

Governor Rick Scott reappointed Jeffrey M. Adams and Ed Armstrong and appointed Scott Wiggins to the Southwest Florida Water Management District's (District) Governing Board. Adams and Armstrong represent Pinellas County and Wiggins represents Hillsborough County.

Adams, of St. Petersburg, is board chairman and an attorney and partner with Abbey, Adams, LLP. He received his bachelor’s degree from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma and earned a Juris Doctor from the Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida. Adams is reappointed for a term beginning July 10, 2018 and ending March 1, 2022.

Armstrong, of Dunedin, is vice chairman and an attorney with Hill Ward Henderson in Clearwater. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland and earned a Juris Doctor from Vanderbilt University School of Law in Nashville, Tennessee. Armstrong is reappointed for a term beginning July 10, 2018 and ending March 1, 2022.

Wiggins, of Tampa, is a civil engineer and former investment banker. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Florida and a master’s in business administration from Northwestern University. Wiggins is appointed for a term beginning July 10, 2018 and ending March 1, 2022.

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 protect water resources, minimize flood risks, and ensure the public’s water needs are met.