Thursday, February 09, 2023

Listen to "Water for Fighting" Inaugural Podcast Interview with I. Henry Dean

Recently called the "Godfather of Florida water policy," St. Johns County Commissioner I. Henry Dean (R-District 5) has some 42+ years of Florida water and environmental law experience, working for five Governors, commencing with work for Governor Reuben Askew, running two of five Water Management Districts, and staffing the Florida Internal Improvements Trust, the arm of the cabinet that controls state land, including parks and submerged lands, acquiring, preserving and protecting more than one million acres of land at the Water Management Districts, FIIT.  He helped write Amendment 1, working with UF law professors and Sierra Club, setting aside state budget money for purchase of conservation land.   

Listen to Commissioner Dean's interview on the new podcast, "Water for Fighting" below:

1 hr 2 min


Henry DeanWater For Fighting

    • Government

In the very first Water for Fighting podcast, Brett has a conversation with the Godfather of Florida water management – Henry Dean.  Dean currently serves on the St. Johns County board of county commissioners, but his thirty-year career in water resource protection spans five governors, two water management districts, and various other committees and agencies.  They discuss the dawn of water management districts and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection; management styles; and a career ultimately defined by its successful relationships.

ELMS Committee – (Environmental Land Management Study)

Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP)

Kissimmee River Restoration Project

Indian River Lagoon (IRL) Restoration Program

St. Johns County Commission

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