Lobbyist Registration

During its 2014 session, the Florida Legislature passed Senate Bill 846 creating Florida Statute 112.3261 entitled "Lobbying before water management districts; registration and reporting." Effective July 1, 2014, the bill requires each water management district in Florida to:

  • Develop a lobbyist registration process
  • Post a database to the district's website of currently registered lobbyists/principals
  • Be diligent to ascertain whether persons required to register have complied
  • Not knowingly authorize a person who is not registered to lobby the district

A person may not lobby the District until such person has registered as a lobbyist with the Contracts and Procurement Coordinator. Such registration shall be due upon initially being retained to lobby and is renewable on a calendar-year basis thereafter. The Florida Commission on Ethics has the authority to investigate sworn complaints that a lobbyist or principal failed to register with the District or knowingly submitted false information in registration.

To complete registration, please fill out the lobbyist registration form and principal's authorization according to the instructions in the link below. Both completed documents should be submitted to the District's Contracts and Procurement Coordinator. NOTE: A separate registration must be submitted to each water management district that an individual intends to lobby.

Reference Information

Registered Lobbyists

A list of persons registered as lobbyists with the District is maintained by the Contracts and Procurement Coordinator and updated as new and renewal completed registrations are received.


For more information, contact:
Contracts and Procurement Coordinator


  • "Lobbies" is defined as seeking to influence a district policy or procurement decision or an attempt to obtain the goodwill of a district official or employee. (112.3261(1)(b), Florida Statutes [F.S.])
  • "Lobbyist" is a person who is employed and receives payment, or who contracts for economic consideration, for the purpose of lobbying, or a person who is principally employed for governmental affairs by another person or governmental entity to lobby on behalf of that other person or governmental entity. (112.3215(1)(h), F.S.)

List of Lobbyists Registered with the District

Principal NameLobbyist Name
JEABartol, Thomas J.
WSPBernardino, Frank
Progressive Water Resources LLXBrown, David Jerome
Applied Technology & Management Inc.Burleson, Robert W.
JEACalhoun, Deryle I Jr.
Katherine H. Pierce, Sr Vice presidentCulbreath, Mark Allen
Environmental Consulting & TechnologyDawson, Roger James
North Florida Utility Coordinating Groupde la Parte, Edward P., Jr.
JEAde la Parte, Edward P., Jr.
JEADvoroznak, Michael T
Environmental Consulting & TechnologyFagerstrom, Christopher Ryan
Water & Air Research Inc.Fellows, Charles Robert
WSPFernandez, Edgar G
Applied Technology & Management Inc.Foerster, Cathleen Elizabeth
Clay County Utility AuthorityFrench, Edward J. IV
Frydenborg Ecologic LLCFrydenborg, Russel Brant
Clay County Utility AuthorityGoldberg, Celeste
Progressive Water Solutions LLCGuida, James Patrick
Environmental Consulting and Technology Inc.Johnson, Robert Earl
Clay County Utility AuthorityJohnston, Jeremy D
Applied Technology and Management IncKing, Jeffrey Nicholas
Clay  County Utility AuthorityLedbetter, Kevin J
John Duane LocklearLocklear, John Duane
Nestle Waters North America IncManson, Douglas
JEAMarshall, Raynetta Curry
Katherine H Pierce, Sr Vice PresidentMcElroy, Pamela Jean
Black and VeatchMoresi, Robert Joseph
Clay County Utility AuthorityMorris, Tom
Applied Technology and Management IncMueller, Christopher Robert
Applied Technology and Management IncPeene, Steven J.
JEAPopko, Ryan Robert
JEAPorter, Nicolas Q
North Florida Utility Coordinating GroupPorter, Nicolas Q
FTS IncRegister, Brent
Jerome Michael RyanRyan, Jerome
Clay County Utility AuthoritySams, Warrick L.
Progressive Water ResourcesSharek, Robert Christopher
In-Situ Inc.Sheridan, Robert
Florida Farm Bureau FederationShinn, Charles Milton  III
JEASteinbrecher, Paul K
Progressive Water Resources LLCSuau, Stephen Martin
Environmental Consulting & Technology Inc.Sun, Jaintao P.E.
Clay County Utility AuthoritySundstrom, William E, P.A.
WSPUchino, Pepper (Stephen)
Nestle Waters North America IncVarn, Craig D
JEAVinyard, Herschel T., Jr.
Environmental Consulting & Technology Inc.Wainscott, Derek Mackenzie
EAG-LED GlobalWenz, David W
Clay County Utility AuthorityWilliams, Grady H., JR., LLM
JEAZahn, Aaron F