UF Law Associate Appointed to Water Management Board
A UF law associate was appointed by Gov. Charlie Crist Tuesday (May 19) to serve a four-year term in an at-large seat on the Governing Board of the St. Johns River Water Management District.
Richard G. Hamann is an assistant director and research associate at UF's College of Law Center for Governmental Responsibility. He conducts research and teaches classes on water, wetlands, wildlife, watersheds and coastal law and policy.
He also is a member of the faculty advisory committee to UF's Water Institute, according to the UF College of Law press release.
“I have worked all of my professional life for the protection and wise use of Florida’s water resources and can imagine no greater honor than for Governor Crist to appoint me to this position,” Hamann said. “The St. Johns River Water Management District is one of the nation’s leading water management institutions. I look forward to working with the board, staff and the public to address the great challenges of managing water in this basin.”
The nine-member SJRWMD Governing Board sets the policies for operation of the agency that includes Nassau, Duval, Clay, St. Johns, Flagler, Volusia, Seminole, Brevard counties and portions of Baker, Alachua, Marion, Putnam, Lake, Orange, Osceola and Indian River counties, according to the release.
Members, who meet monthly, are appointed by the governor to four-year terms and serve without compensation.
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