Miami is like no place else. As a family man, outdoorsman and attorney, I am proud to be among the more than 2.6 million residents in this world-famous city and the surrounding county.
I am also incredibly thankful to Gov. Rick Scott for affording me the tremendous opportunity to serve as this community’s voice on the Governing Board of the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD).
The SFWMD’s dedication to managing and protecting water resources throughout South Florida makes it possible for families to live and earn a living between the ocean and the Everglades.
In my appointment, I will do my utmost to continue to educate my community about how the SFWMD helps residents, visitors and businesses here, and ensure their concerns are heard.
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As a business lawyer and small business owner, I have dealt with the challenges of creating and balancing a budget and I seek to draw from these past experiences to ensure that the SFWMD’s future expenditures are based on sound budgetary considerations and that taxpayer money is wisely spent on the right projects.
I will be encouraging public discourse on key issues such as taxes and infrastructure related to SFWMD operations.
What I bring to this debate is experience developing a legal practice to serve the creation of local enterprise, a fundamental component of any successful community.
My goal is to help set policy that ensures our environment continues to be a place where my wife and two daughters can join me in my love of the outdoors and desire to protect our ecosystems.
Once again, I envision more public awareness of what the SFWMD is accomplishing as managers of the region’s water resources, and I am honored to serve on this prestigious governing board.
Federico E. Fernandez, Esq.
Governing Board Member,
South Florida Water