AWRA Florida Annual Meeting
Monroe County Harvey Government Center | 1200 Truman Avenue, Key West, FL 33040
Organizations wishing to participate as meeting sponsors should contact Luna Phillips at 954-712-1478 or Sam Palermo at 561-351-5278. Pay your sponsorship online here.
Thursday, August 4
10:00 am - 12:00 pm - AWRA Florida Board Meeting - Monroe County Commission Building. All are welcome to attend.
12:30 pm - Meeting Registration Opens
1:00 pm - Welcome and Opening Remarks - Randy Smith and Luna Phillips, AWRA Florida
1:15 pm - Keynote Address - Noah Valenstein, Former Florida Department of Environmental Protection Secretary, President of Brightwater Strategies
1:45 pm - Florida Keys Update - Discussion on the latest Issues affecting the Florida Keys, Karen Bohnsack, Associate Director at the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, and Allison Higgins, City of Key West Sustainability Coordinator
2:45 pm - Break
3:00 pm - Update on Climate Change and Resiliency Developments in the State of Florida - Erin Deady, Erin Deady Law, P.A.
3:30 pm - Emerging Issues related to Florida’s Water Supply - Beth Ross, Gunster, and Lisa Kelley, Dewberry4:15 pm - Closing Remarks - Randy Smith and Luna Phillips, AWRA Florida
5:30 pm - Networking Reception and Dinner at the Audubon House & Tropical Gardens (205 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040, reception, dinner, and tour of the Audubon House included with registration fee)
Friday, August 5
8:00 am - Networking Continental Breakfast - included with registration
8:45 am - Welcome and Opening Remarks - Randy Smith and Luna Phillips, AWRA Florida
9:00 am - Keynote Address - Roman Gastesi, Monroe County Administrator
9:15 am - Water Management District Update from the Executive Directors of the State’s Five WMDs - Drew Bartlett, SFWMD; Brian Armstrong, SWFWMD; Mike Register, SJRWMD; Lyle Siegler, NWFWMD; Amy Brown, SRWMD.
10:45 am - Federal Agency Update - Colonel James Booth, US Army Corps of Engineers
12:00 pm - Lunch (on your own)
1:30 pm - AWRA Awards and Announcements and Drawing for Cooler of Cheer
1:30 pm - Florida Department of Environmental Protection Update - Kristine Morris, FDEP
2:00 pm - Tribal Update - Steve Walker, Lewis, Longman & Walker, PA
2:30 pm - AWRA Awards and Announcements and Drawing for Cooler of Cheer
3:00 pm - Break
3:15 pm - Past AWRA Florida Presidents Round Table on Water Resources Issues - Open Discussion with Past AWRA Florida Presidents and Attendees regarding Florida's changing water resources - Gerald Ward, Michael DelCharco, Robert Higgins
4:00 pm - Closing Remarks
5:30 pm - Past Presidents Networking Reception at Schooner Wharf (202 William St, Key West, FL 33040 included with registration fee)
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AWRA Florida Board of Directors Meeting
Date/Time: August 4, 2022 @ 10 am
Location: Monroe County Commission Building
All are welcome to attend as the Board of Directors handles the business of the section.