Governor Rick Scott appointed John Henslick and Kelly Rice to the Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board. Henslick represents Manatee County and Rice represents Citrus, Lake, Levy and Sumter counties.
Henslick, 64, of Myakka City, is the owner of Henslick & Associates. Henslick received his bachelor’s degree from Jacksonville University and his master’s degree from the University of Florida. He fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning Sept. 25, 2015, and ending March 1, 2017.
Rice, 47, of Webster, is the Broker/Owner of Prime Property Resources, Inc., President of Physical Therapy Services of Brooksville Inc. and the President of Rice Cattle Company. Rice received his bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida. He fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning Sept. 25, 2015, and ending March 1, 2019.
The appointments are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.
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.