Governor reappoints one, appoints another to the District's Pinellas-Anclote River Basin Board

News Release

Governor Charlie Crist recently reappointed Terry England and appointed Housh Ghovaee to the Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Pinellas-Anclote River Basin Board.

England is from Indian Rocks Beach. He is president of England Brothers Construction Company, Inc. and was first appointed to the Board in Aug. 1999. His current term ends March 1, 2012.

Ghovaee is from Clearwater. He is chief executive officer of Northside Engineering and was appointed to succeed Rodney Fischer. His term ends March 1, 2012.

The Pinellas-Anclote River Basin area includes Pinellas County and the southern portion of Pasco County.

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. Each of the Basin Boards includes a minimum of one person from each county within the basin, and there must be at least three members on each board. Each Basin Board has at least one of the 13 members of the District’s Governing Board that serves as the Board’s chair.