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Local Governments

Local governments

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Local Governments

Through the Governmental Affairs Program, district staff provide water resource information, assistance and support to federal, state and local elected officials and their staffs, and collaborate on water resource issues, programs and projects. Technical assistance is provided to 119 city and county governments through review of comprehensive land use plans and amendments. Intergovernmental coordinators and planners work directly with federal, state, regional and local agencies such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, regional planning councils, leagues of cities, the Harris Chain of Lakes Restoration Council and other stakeholder groups. Intergovernmental coordinators should be contacted if you have any questions regarding the district’s cost-share cooperative funding program, have concerns about flood protection/emergency response, require technical assistance to support stormwater management projects, or have questions regarding water conservation.

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Cooperative funding

View information about the district’s cooperative funding program.

Comprehensive planning

Find information that addresses water supply planning in local government comprehensive plans.

Water conservation technical assistance

Learn about district technical assistance on water conservation activities.

Flooding, hurricane information

Find tips to help prepare for storm season.

Watering restrictions

Governmental Affairs Manager
Nicholas Abrahams

Nicholas Abrahams

601 South Lake Destiny Road • Suite 200
Maitland, FL 32751

Office telephone: 407-659-4885
Cell: 407-619-2193

Intergovernmental coordinators
Coverage Map for Intergovernmental Coordinators
Geoff Sample
Area 1

Geoff Sample
Intergovernmental coordinator
Baker, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau and St. Johns counties

Contact for: North Florida Water Initiative, Northeast Florida Regional Council, St. Marys River Management Committee

Office: Jacksonville Service Center
Office telephone: 904-448‑7904
Cell: 904-545‑4902

Area 2

Susan Davis
Intergovernmental coordinator
Alachua, Lake, Marion and Putnam counties

Contact for: District representative for the Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI)

Office: Maitland Service Center and Palatka Headquarters
Office telephone: 407-659‑4838

Nancy Christman
Area 3

Nancy Christman
Intergovernmental coordinator
Orange, Seminole and west Volusia counties

Contact for: Central Florida Water Initiative, Wekiva Wild and Scenic River System Advisory Management Committee

Office: Maitland Service Center
Office telephone: 407-659‑4835
Cell: 407-832‑3702

Ann Benedetti
Area 4

Ann Benedetti
Intergovernmental coordinator
Brevard, Indian River, Okeechobee, Osceola and east Volusia counties

Office: Palm Bay Service Center
Office telephone: 321-676‑6606
Cell: 321-863‑0057

Local and State Planners
Steve Fitzgibbons

Steve Fitzgibbons
Intergovernmental planner for all counties

Contact for: Comprehensive planning, Water Supply Planning

Office: Palatka headquarters
Office telephone: 386-312‑2369
Address: 4049 Reid Street
Palatka, FL 32177

Jimmy Peluso

Jimmy Peluso
Legislative and Planning Analyst

Contact for: Legislative questions, Ombudsman questions

Office: Jacksonville Service Center and Palatka Headquarters
Office telephone: 904-224-2958
Cell: 904-222-1392


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