Lee County Commissioner Brian Hamman was selected to serve on the Florida Association of Counties Water Policy Committee. Hamman will serve alongside 36 other county commissioners from across the state.
“Dirty water and poor system management have brought economic pain and environmental harm to Lee County far too many times over the last decade,” said Hamman. “I’m looking forward to working with commissioners from throughout the state to help craft water policies that will protect our quality of life.”
As a member of the Water Policy Committee, Hamman will play a key role in addressing the widespread water crisis affecting Florida coastlines, lakes, springs, estuaries and rivers.
“A number of local leaders from across the state stepped forward to participate,” said FAC President and Hendry County Commissioner Karson Turner. “This committee represents the diverse water needs from every water basin in the state and their commitment to their communities and willingness to address these recurring issues head on.”
The committee, was created with a mission for counties to set policy priorities on the local, state and federal level, will take the lead in working with the state and Governor Ron DeSantis who signed Executive Order 19-12 shortly after taking office, which emphasizes the need to engage local government officials to help protect Florida’s vulnerable coastline and natural resources. The Water Policy Committee will be meeting for the first time during the Association’s Legislative Day in Leon County on March 27.