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Posted on: April 7, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Governing Board Meeting to be Conducted Remotely

LIVE OAK, FLA., Apr. 7, 2020 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will hold its monthly Governing Board meeting on Tuesday, April 14 at 9:00 a.m. remotely. Following Governor DeSantis’ directions in Executive Order 20-52 to reduce public gatherings and practice social distancing to reduce the spread of COVID-19, in-person attendance to the meeting will be limited.

“The health and safety of our citizens, Governing Board and staff is our top priority, so we will host a remote Governing Board meeting,” said Hugh Thomas, executive director of the District. “Our information technology team has set up a virtual meeting to ensure the Governing Board can discuss agenda items and the public can provide public comment.”

With the exception of the Governing Board chair, all other Board members will be participating remotely. Only staff that are necessary for the meeting will attend in person at the District Headquarters in Live Oak, Florida. The attending staff will follow CDC guidelines throughout the meeting.
Citizens and stakeholders who would like to participate in the Governing Board meeting are able to register on GoTo Webinar at A confirmation email with a link to join the GoTo Webinar will be sent after registration. To join the webinar, click “Join Webinar” in the confirmation email that you receive after registration.

The webinar will only show the board materials with no live video feed. The webinar link becomes active and the live presentation begins approximately 15 minutes before the scheduled meeting time. Audio for the meeting will be via the phone number listed below.

For any members of the public who wish to call-in to listen to the meeting or provide public comment to the Governing Board, call-in at 1-888-585-9008, then enter conference room number 704-019-452. You will be able to hear the proceedings there. Please do not use speakerphone or put your phone on hold. Please be aware that your call will be muted automatically when you join the call-in number. During the conference call, the Chair will instruct the public when the time for public comment will be allowed. To unmute your line, please press *2 on your touch dial phone.  

The April Governing Board meeting agenda and meeting materials are posted on the District Website.

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. 

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