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Posted on: September 9, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Governor DeSantis Appoints Governing Board Member

Harry Smith profile photoLIVE OAK, FLA., Sept. 9, 2020 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) welcomes Harry Smith, of Lake City, to the Governing Board. On September 8, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Smith. He begins immediately and he will serve a four-year term.

“Water is a critical resource in our area that needs to be preserved for environmental and economic growth,” said Harry Smith. “I accept this appointment by Governor DeSantis very seriously and will focus my attention on ensuring our water resources are protected for future generations.”

Smith is the Vice President of Feed Operations for Central States Enterprises. His work revolves around businesses that need water to operate and grow. Smith is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys spending his time fishing. He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Florida.

“We are thankful to Governor DeSantis for appointing Mr. Smith to serve on the District’s Governing Board,” said Hugh Thomas, executive director of the District. “Mr. Smith’s experience and knowledge in feed and agricultural operations provide an important perspective for our District’s largest industry.”

Smith’s appointment is subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

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, Instagram and Twitter, search @SRWMD.


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