The Committee evaluates and reports findings on the scientific evidence and make recommendations concerning policies and programs that pertain to environmental issues in developed and developing areas, and evaluates the need for further data collection and analysis on issues approved by the Board of County Commissioners, in order to safeguard natural resources and the public health and safety. 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.
Established by the Board of County Commissioners on March 28, 1995.
Enabling Resolution No. R17-32.
Focus Group
The members of the Science Advisory Committee are scientists or individuals who can comprehend qualitative or quantitative information on matters being discussed by the Committee, with a preference towards credentialed scientists.
Report to the County Administrator and/or Environmental Services Director on environmental issues as necessary.
9 total members:
  • 7 appointed by the Board of County Commissioners, with each Commissioner appointing one member
  • 2 appointed by the City Commission

To apply for City appointed seats, please go to: http://www.talgov.com/transparency/boards.aspx
4-Years Expiring September 30
Maximum Number of Terms: 3
Initial staggered terms  and term limit of three full consecutive terms per Resolution R17-32.
Vacancies filled for remainder of the unexpired term.
Meets the first Friday of each month as necessary, 8:30 a.m., at Development Support and Environmental Managment Office located at 435 N. Macomb Street Tallahassee, FL 32301
John Kraynak, Director, Environmental Services Division
Development Support & Environmental Management
435 N. Macomb Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 606-1343
Amy Thraikill, Administrative Associate
(850) 606-1325




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