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Posted on: June 6, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Governor Scott Reappoints Virginia Johns To District Governing Board

LIVE OAK, FLA., June 6, 2017 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) welcomes the recent reappointment of Virginia Johns to the District Governing Board. Governor Rick Scott announced the reappointment on Monday, June 5. Johns’ term began on June 5, 2017 and will end on March 1, 2021. This reappointment is subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

Johns, a resident of Alachua County, FL, is the president of John C. Hipp Construction Equipment Company and holds degrees from Sante Fe College and Bauder College. She is a licensed underground and excavation contractor and a qualified storm water inspector. Johns has received training on storm water quality and has been responsible for storm water management practices on multiple construction projects.

Johns was originally appointed to the District Governing Board in 2012 and reappointed in 2013, serving as the Board Secretary and Treasurer until her term expired on March 1, 2017.

You can learn more about Virginia Johns and other current District Governing Board Members by visiting

The mission of the Suwannee River Water Management District is to protect and manage water resources using science-based solutions to support natural systems and the needs of the public. The District holds true to the belief of water for nature, water for people. Headquartered in Live Oak, Florida, the District serves 15 surrounding north-central Florida counties.

For more information about the District, visit or follow us on Facebook and Twitter, search @SRWMD.

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