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Posted on: October 8, 2020

Governor DeSantis Appoints Governing Board Member

LIVE OAK, FLA., Oct. 8, 2020 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) welcomes Larry Sessions, of Live Oak, to the Governing Board. On October 8, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Sessions.

“We appreciate the Governor’s continued efforts in selecting representatives and filling these crucial seats,” said Hugh Thomas, executive director of the District. “Our water resources are an important part of our communities and we value the commitment of these community members in protecting our natural resources through their service on the board. We are looking forward to working with Mr. Sessions.”

Sessions is the Administrator of the Suwannee Valley Transit Authority. Previously, he was a Suwannee County Commissioner and a member of the North Central Florida Regional Planning Council. Sessions is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and served in the United States Army before receiving an Honorable Discharge.

This appointment is 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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