In June at the Florida Association of Special Districts’ (FASD) annual conference, the organization reached the conclusion of its yearly board election process, resulting in 13 returning board members and four new members.
Over the course of the year, this newly elected leadership group aims to help spread awareness among the 1,700-plus special districts in Florida about the benefits of FASD’s professional education and training in public service, among other goals.
Newly elected board members represent the following districts: St. Lucy County Fire District, Destin Fire District, South Indian River Water Control District, and Lee County Mosquito Control District. Also, Wellington local and Director of Administrative & Financial Services for Wellington and the ACME Improvement District Tanya Quickel began her second year as president of the organization.
“I’m honored to serve another year in this esteemed position with the remarkable peers who have been elected alongside me,” said Quickel. “The coming year brings new opportunities for the betterment of special districts and how we serve the folks who reside within them, and I look forward to leading this board forward.”
New members of the board include:
- Mike Dillon, South Indian River Water Control District
- David Hoel, Lee County Mosquito Control District
- Kevin Sasser, Destin Fire District
- Nate Spera, St. Lucie County Fire District
In addition to Quickel, other returning leaders and members include:
- Jim Millican, Lealman Fire and Rescue District
- Kevin Hart, South Broward Drainage District
- Dan Beatty, North Palm Beach County Improvement District
- Joe DeCerbo, Spring Lake Improvement District
- David Davis, South Florida Conservancy Drainage District
- Pat O’Quinn, Old Plantation Water Control District
- Dave Cambareri, San Carlos Fire District
- Dawn Mullins, Ranger Drainage District
- Todd Wodraska, Special District Services
- Jim King, Database Financial Services
- Brian Cottrell, Public Risk Insurance Agency
- Mary Hickey, Sanibel Fire & Rescue
Founded in 1979, FASD offers support to the leaders of Florida’s special districts by means of advocating for positive actions, providing training and certification programs for district officials and managers, supplying networking opportunities and idea sharing among the districts, and affording access to the latest information and laws that affect special districts every day.