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Science Advisory Committee

 
◊  Rules of Procedure   PDF
 

Responsibility:
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.
 

Created By:
Established by the Board of County Commissioners on March 28, 1995.
Enabling Resolution No. R17-32.
TYPE: Focus Group  

Appointments:
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) 

Terms:
Four-year terms expiring on September 30. Term limit of three consecutive full terms per Resolution R17-32. Vacancies filled for remainder of the unexpired term.  

Eligibility Criteria:
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.  

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

Brandon Fattore, Administrative Associate
850-606-1368
FattoreB@leoncountyfl.gov 

Members:

Cook, Charles (Skip)

 

Begin Term: 10/1/2018
End Term: 9/30/2022
Type: four years

 

Original Date: 10/10/2017


Appointed by: John Dailey
Commissioner District III

 

Notes: Retired Civil/Environmental Engineer
Original appointment 4/18/14

 

Datz, Amy

 

Begin Term: 10/1/2017
End Term: 9/30/2019
Type: two years

 

Original Date: 10/10/2017


Appointed by: Mary Ann Lindley
Commissioner At-large I

 

Notes: Retired Environmental Scientist / Planner
Original appointment 1/26/2016

 

Kemp, Beverly

 

Begin Term: 10/1/2017
End Term: 9/30/2020
Type: three years

 

Original Date: 10/10/2017


Appointed by: Jimbo Jackson
Commissioner District II

 

Notes: Science Teacher
Original appointment date 3/7/17

 

Lewis, Thomas

 

Begin Term: 10/1/2017
End Term: 9/30/2019
Type: two years

 

Original Date: 10/10/2017


Appointed by: Nick Maddox
Commissioner At-large II

 

Notes: Geologist
Original appointment date 1/24/12

 

Marchman, Lee

 

Begin Term: 10/1/2017
End Term: 9/30/2020
Type: three years

 

Original Date: 10/10/2017


Appointed by: Kristin Dozier
Commissioner District V

 

Notes: FDoEP Stormwater Engineer
Original appointment date 7/7/15

 

Salters, Vincent

 

Begin Term: 10/1/2018
End Term: 6/30/2022
Type: four years

 

Original Date: 10/10/2017


Appointed by: Bryan Desloge
Commissioner District IV

 

Notes: FSU Professor Geological Science - Magnetic Science
Original appointment date 5/25/10

 

Somasundaram, Thayumanasamy

 

Begin Term: 10/1/2017
End Term: 9/30/2019
Type: two years

 

Original Date: 10/10/2017


Appointed by: Bill Proctor
Commissioner District I

 

Notes: FSU - Structural Biologist
Original appointment date 12/8/15

 

Landing, William

 

Begin Term: 10/1/2017
End Term: 9/30/2021
Type: four years

 

Original Date: 10/10/2017


Appointed by:
Tallahassee City Commission

 

Notes: FSU Professor - Environmental Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Original appointment date 6/18/2014

 

Leseman, William

 

Begin Term: 10/1/2017
End Term: 9/30/2021
Type: four years

 

Original Date: 10/10/2017


Appointed by:
Tallahassee City Commission

 

Notes: Independent Consultant
Original appointment date 4/5/17