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Posted on: June 6, 2018

Governor Reappoints District Governing Board Members

LIVE OAK, FLA., June. 6, 2018 – On June 1, 2018, Governor Rick Scott announced the reappointment of Charles Keith and Alphonas Alexander to the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) Governing Board.

“We are thankful to Governor Scott for allowing Mr. Keith and Mr. Alexander to continue their service to the District; both men bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to help guide the protection of our water resources,” said Hugh Thomas, executive director for the District.

Keith, 65, of Lake City, is the president of American Pawn Brokers. He received a bachelor’s degree from Armstrong State and represents the District as an at-large member. Keith is reappointed for a term beginning June 1, 2018 and ending March 1, 2022.

Alexander, 68, of Madison, is a part-time contractor with the Forestry Company. He previously served as the forester and maintenance manager for Buckeye Cellulose Pulp and Paper Mill. Alexander received his degree from Florida A&M University. Alexander serves as the Vice-Chair of the Board and represents the Upper Suwannee River Basin. He is reappointed for a term beginning June 1, 2018 and ending March 1, 2022.

Both members are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

The mission of the Suwannee River Water Management District is to protect and manage water resources using science-based solutions to support natural systems and the needs of the public. The District holds true to the belief of water for nature, water for people. Headquartered in Live Oak, Florida, the District serves 15 surrounding north-central Florida counties.

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