Leon County Board of County Commissioners
Science Advisory Committee

The Committee provides collective input to staff on the following:
  1. scientific findings and conclusions of County sponsored and other published research to determine the adequacy and soundness of methods and results from the research;
  2. the ecological condition of lakes, groundwater, and environmental resources and on the impact of urbanization on natural features;
  3. direction for future research by County agencies and through the water qualitmonitoring program;
  4. recommended policy changes, management strategies and needed programs to better enhance the water quality in our community; and
  5. various other topics of a scientific nature at the direction of staff.
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-Year(s) Expiring September 30
Maximum Number of Terms: 3
Initial staggered terms.  Term limit of three full consecutive terms per Resolution R17-32.
Vacancies filled for the remainder of the unexpired term.
Meets the first Friday of each month as necessary, 8:30 a.m., at Development Support and Environmental Management Office located at 435 N. Macomb Street Tallahassee, FL 32301
Nawfal R. Ezzagaghi, Director, Environmental Services Division
Development Support & Environmental Management
435 N. Macomb Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 606-1328
Ashley Douglas, Administrative Associate
(850) 606-1325




1 Jasrotia, Puja 09/24/2019 2 10/01/2020 09/30/2024 4 Year(s) Credential Scientist Jimbo Jackson - District 2
2 Cook, Charles Eugene 04/08/2014 3 10/01/2022 09/30/2026 4 Year(s) Credential Scientist Rick Minor - District 3
3 Datz, Amy Wetherington 01/26/2016 2 10/01/2019 09/30/2023 4 Year(s) Credential Scientist Mary Ann Lindley - At-Large I
4 Somasundaram, Thayumanasamy 12/08/2015 2 10/01/2019 09/30/2023 4 Year(s) Credential Scientist Bill Proctor - District 1
5 Alamdari, Nasrin 09/14/2021 2 10/01/2022 09/30/2026 4 Year(s) Credential Scientist Brian Welch - District 4
6 Lewis, Thomas (Tom) Erik 01/24/2012 2 10/01/2019 09/30/2023 4 Year(s) Credential Scientist Nick Maddox - At-Large II
7 Hannahs, Scott 10/13/2020 1 10/13/2020 09/30/2024 4 Year(s) Credential Scientist Kristin Dozier - District 5
8 Landing, William M. 06/18/2014 2 10/01/2021 09/30/2025 4 Year(s) Credential Scientist Tallahassee City Commission
9 Leseman, William G. 04/05/2017 2 10/01/2021 09/30/2025 4 Year(s) Credential Scientist Tallahassee City Commission