Retired consultant appointed to Swiftmud board
PLANT CITY - Gov. Rick Scott has appointed Wendy J. Giesy-Griffin of Lithia to the Southwest Florida Water Management District's governing board. Giesy-Griffin, a retired environmental consultant, takes the place of Plant City's Hugh Gramling, whose four-year term recently expired. Giesy-Griffin's term ends March 1, 2016. Giesy-Griffin's resume includes work as a consultant with Metis Environmental Services, environmental administrator with the Florida Department of Transportation and environmental technician and specialist with the Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission. Governing board members are unpaid volunteers who set policy for the water management district.
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