South Florida Water Management District. Photo via SFWMD.
South Florida Water Management District. Photo via SFWMD.

Two South Florida Water Management District board members resign

Daniel O’Keefe and Carlos Diaz, governing board members on the South Florida Water Management District, have resigned from their posts.

The resignation follows a request by newly elected Governor Ron DeSantis in the previous week for the entire board to step down.

O’Keefe was the chairman of the nine-member board. He was appointed by Gov. Rick Scott in 2011 and reappointed in 2016. His term would have expired in March 2020.

Diaz was appointed in May and his term would have expired in March 2020 as well.

The resignations, which also include Melanie Peterson on Jan. 1, leaves three seats open for DeSantis to appoint and three more seats opening soon.

Writer:Michael Mora
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