Local governments

Governmental Affairs Program

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.

View information about the district’s cooperative funding program.

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

Learn about district technical assistance on water conservation activities.

Find tips to help prepare for storm season.

Find information for persons who wish to lobby the district and how to register that intent.

District contacts

Intergovernmental Coordinator
Baker, Bradford, Clay, Duval, 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
Email: gsample@sjrwmd.com

Intergovernmental Coordinator
Alachua, Flagler, Putnam and Marion counties

Office: Palatka Headquarters
Office telephone: 386-643-1960
Cell: 386-983-9869
Email: jtroiano@sjrwmd.com

Intergovernmental Coordinator
Orange, Seminole and Lake counties

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

Office: Maitland Service Center
Office telephone: 407-659‑4838
Email: sdavis@sjrwmd.com

Intergovernmental Coordinator
Brevard, Indian River, Okeechobee, Osceola and Volusia counties

Office: Palm Bay Service Center
Office telephone: 321-676-6606
Email:ajohnson@sjrwmd.com

Intergovernmental planner for all counties

Contact for: Comprehensive planning, Water Supply Planning

Office: Jacksonville Service Center
Office telephone: 386-312‑2369
Email: sfitzgibbons@sjrwmd.com

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
Email: jpeluso@sjrwmd.com