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Don Quincey to lead SRWMD

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By The Staff

The Suwannee River Water Management District  governing board elected officers at its March meeting.

 Donald J. Quincey Jr. of Chiefland, was elected chairman. Quincey was appointed to the board in 2008 and represents the Lower Suwannee basin. He is owner and president of Quincey Cattle Company and also serves as a board member for the Florida Cattleman’s Association.  

David Flagg, of Gainesville, was elected vice-chairman. Flagg was appointed in 2007 and represents the Santa Fe and Waccasassa basins. He is a government relations consultant and equity partner in Banyan Biomarkers, Inc. A native of Alachua County, Flagg has held many positions within the public and private sectors including serving as Mayor-Commissioner of Gainesville, a member of the Florida House of Representatives and Director of Government Relations for Shands HealthCare.

  Georgia Jones, of Lake City, was re-elected secretary/treasurer. Jones was appointed in 2001 and reappointed in 2002 and 2006. She serves as an at-large representative. Jones is Chief Credit Officer with First Federal Savings Bank of Florida (Lake City). She also is chairman of The Ichetucknee Partnership, past president of the Lake City-Columbia County Chamber of Commerce and is active in Altrusa.

The nine-member governing board is appointed by the Governor and approved by the Florida Senate.