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Governor reappoints Schleicher to Southwest Florida Water Management District’s governing board

Governor Ron DeSantis has reappointed Joel Schleicher of Sarasota to the Southwest Florida Water Management District’s (District) Governing Board for a four-year term. Schleicher represents Charlotte and Sarasota counties.

Schleicher was recently elected secretary of the Governing Board. He will begin his one-year term as secretary at the upcoming July 23 Governing Board meeting.

Schleicher has used his vast knowledge as a successful entrepreneur to challenge the status quo while giving back to the community via various organizations. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business (BSB) in Accounting from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management and went on to earn a certified public accountant (CPA) certificate.

Governing Board members are unpaid, citizen volunteers who are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Florida Senate. The Governing Board sets policy for the District, whose mission is to protect water resources, minimize flood risks, and ensure the public’s water needs are met.

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