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Science Advisory Committee

 
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Responsibility:
In order to safeguard natural resources and the public health and safety, the Committee shall evaluate and report findings on the scientific evidence and make recommendations concerning policies and programs that pertain to environmental issues in developed and developing areas, and evaluate the need for further data collection and analysis on issues approved by the Board of County Commissioners.

County staff may seek the advice and input of the Science Advisory Committee on staff work program issues if such action has been approved by the appropriate administrator.
 

Created By:
Established by the Board of County Commissioners on March 28, 1995.
Amended by-laws approved 2/8/2000
TYPE: Decision Making committee in accordance with Policy No. 03-15 

Appointments:
9 total members:
- 7 appointed by the Board of County Commissioners, with each commissioner appointing one member
- 2 appointed by the City Commission

If additional government bodies desire to make appointments to the Committee, said appointments shall be of an ex-officio nature. Ex-officio members will not have voting rights, but may participate in all other proceedings of the committee.

(to apply for City appointed seats, please go to: http://www.talgov.com/transparency/boards.aspx) 

Terms:
Two-year terms expiring on March 31. Term limit of three consecutive terms per Policy No. 03-15. Vacancies filled for remainder of the unexpired term.  

Eligibility Criteria:
All appointees to the SAC shall be credentialed scientists.  

Schedule:
Meets the first Friday of each month, 8:30 a.m., at Development Support and Environmental Managment Office located at 435 N. Macomb Street Tallahassee, FL 32301 

Type of Report:
Annual report to the Board of County Commissioners. 

Contact Person/Staff:
John Kraynak, Director, Environmental Services Division
Development Support & Environmental Management
435 N. Macomb Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301
850-606-1343
email: kraynakj@leoncountyfl.gov

Ariel Robinson, Administrative Associate V
850-606-1363
robinsona@leoncountyfl.gov 

Members:

Cook, Charles (Skip) E.

 

Begin Term: 4/12/2016
End Term: 3/31/2018
Type: two years

 

Original Date: 4/8/2014


Appointed by: John Dailey
Commissioner District III

 

Notes: Category: Retired Environmental/Civil Engineer

 

Datz, Amy

 

Begin Term: 1/26/2016
End Term: 3/31/2018
Type: two years

 

Original Date: 1/26/2016


Appointed by: Mary Ann Lindley
Commissioner At-large I

 

Notes: Retired Environmental Scientist / Planner

 

Kemp, Beverly

 

Begin Term: 3/7/2017
End Term: 3/31/2019
Type: two years

 

Original Date: 3/7/2017


Appointed by: Jimbo Jackson
Commissioner District II

 

Notes: Science Teacher

 

Lewis, Thomas

 

Begin Term: 4/12/2016
End Term: 3/31/2018
Type: two years

 

Original Date: 1/24/2012


Appointed by: Nick Maddox
Commissioner At-large II

 

Notes: Geologist

 

Marchman, Lee

 

Begin Term: 4/1/2017
End Term: 3/31/2019
Type: two years

 

Original Date: 7/7/2015


Appointed by: Kristin Dozier
Commissioner District V

 

Notes: FDoEP Stormwater Engineer

 

Salters, Vincent

 

Begin Term: 4/12/2016
End Term: 3/31/2018
Type: two years

 

Original Date: 5/25/2010


Appointed by: Bryan Desloge
Commissioner District IV

 

Notes: FSU Professor Geological Science - Magnetic Science

 

Somasundaram, Thayumanasamy

 

Begin Term: 4/1/2017
End Term: 3/31/2019
Type: two years

 

Original Date: 12/8/2015


Appointed by: Bill Proctor
Commissioner District I

 

Notes: FSU - Structural Biologist

 

Landing, William

 

Begin Term: 4/1/2017
End Term: 3/31/2019
Type: two years

 

Original Date: 6/18/2014


Appointed by:
Tallahassee City Commission

 

Notes: FSU Professor - Environmental Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

 

Leseman, William

 

Begin Term: 4/5/2017
End Term: 3/31/2019
Type: two years

 

Original Date: 4/5/2017


Appointed by:
Tallahassee City Commission

 

Notes: Independent Consultant