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. Intergovernmental coordinators work directly with federal, state, regional and local agencies such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, 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. Technical assistance is provided to 119 city and county governments through review of comprehensive plan amendments.

View information about the district’s cooperative funding program.

Find information about district technical assistance for local government comprehensive plan amendments.

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

Director, Governmental Affairs Program

Office: Maitland Service Center
Office telephone: 407-659-4844
Cell: 321-356-1959
Email: alovejoy@sjrwmd.com

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

Intergovernmental planner for all counties

Contact for: Comprehensive plan, Water Supply Facilities Work Plans

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