Pasco County has an Environmental Lands Acquisition and Management Program, which has a volunteer committee made up of 11 members.
Five of the board members have at a minimum, a bachelor’s degree in the natural and/or environmental sciences. They make up the scientific subcommittee.
Four other members shall have expertise in at least one of the following fields: real estate, business, or finance. One member shall have expertise in governmental affairs (with an emphasis in funding sources). One member shall be a layperson with interest in the program and the committee.
No more than three members of the volunteer committee may live outside of Pasco County’s boundaries.
The Pasco County Commission on May 17 reappointed these five members to that committee:
- A one-year reappointment of Patricia Fesmire, an environmental scientist from Tampa Bay Water
- A two-year reappointment of Joanne Hurley, a retired Pasco County School Board member
- A three-year reappointment of Eva Bailey, a wetlands scientist and retired professional from Cardno Entrix, with a background in ecological assessments and habitat restoration
- A three-year reappointment of Clark Hull Jr., principal owner of Clark Hull and Associates LLC, a multi-disciplinary professional association of scientists and engineers serving private and public sector clients in various aspects of environmental permitting
- A three-year reappointment of Dr. Chris Miller, professor of biology and ecology with specializations in tropical forests and mangrove forests with the School of Arts & Sciences at Saint Leo University.
Published May 25, 2022