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Science Advisory Committee

Responsibility:
Evaluates scientific evidence and reports findings and recommendations pertaining to environmental issues. 

Created By:
BCC established in April 1995. Amended bylaws approved 2/8/2000 

Appointments:
9 members - 7 appointed by BCC, each commssioners appoints one.
2 appointed by the City

If additional government bodies desire to make appointments to the Committee, said appointments shall be of an ex-officio nature. Ex-officio members will not have voting rights, but may participate in all other proceedings of the committee. 

Terms:
Terms expire March 31. Appointed members serve a two-year term and shall be eligible for Commissioner reappointment as long as they are active, interested,and adhere to the articles of the by-laws. Per the 2000 revisions to the by-laws, terms will be staggered as follows: BCC appointments representing Commission Districts I, III, and IV and City Commission appointment #1 will expire in (March) 2000. BCC appointments representing Commission Districts II, V, and the At-Large Districts and City Commission appointment #2 will expire in (March) 2001. Vacancies filled for remainder of the unexpired term. 

Eligibility Criteria:
All appointees to the SAC shall be credentialed scientists.  

Schedule:
Meets the first Friday of each month, 8:30 a.m., at Growth and Environmental Managment Office located at 435 N. Macomb Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301 

Type of Report:
Report to BCC annually. 

Contact Person/Staff:
John Kraynak, Director, Environmental Services Division
Development Support & Environmental Management
435 N. Macomb Street 32301
606-1300
email: kraynakj@leoncountyfl.gov

Administrative Support:
Mechelle Cook
606-1300
cookme@leoncountyfl.gov 

Members:

Lewis, Thomas

 

Begin Term: 1/24/2012
End Term: 3/31/2012
Type: unexpired term

 

Original Date: 1/24/2012


Appointed by: Nick Maddox
Commissioner At-large II

 

Notes: Category: Consulting Geologist
Email: tlewis@chastainskillman.com

 

Salters, Vincent
Florida State University

 

Begin Term: 5/25/2010
End Term: 3/31/2012
Type: two years

 

Original Date: 5/25/2010


Appointed by: Bryan Desloge
Commissioner District IV

 

Notes: Magnetic Science
Email: salters@alum.mit.edu

 

Landing, William
Oceanography Department, FSU

 

Begin Term: 5/25/2010
End Term: 3/31/2012
Type: two years

 

Original Date: 4/11/1995


Appointed by: John Dailey
Commissioner District III

 

Notes: Environmental Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Email: Wlanding@mailer.fsu.edu

 

Fusaro, Ben

 

Begin Term: 5/25/2010
End Term: 3/31/2012
Type: two years

 

Original Date: 5/25/2004


Appointed by: Jane G. Sauls
Commissioner District II

 

Notes: Environmental Mathmetics

 

Jones, Cynthia B.

 

Begin Term: 7/6/2011
End Term: 3/1/2013
Type: unexpired term

 

Original Date: 7/6/2011


Appointed by:
Tallahassee City Commission

 

Notes: Email: Jones1.Cynthia@gmail.com

 

Hannahs, Scott

 

Begin Term: 3/15/2011
End Term: 3/31/2013
Type: two years

 

Original Date: 3/19/2009


Appointed by: Akin Akinyemi
Commissioner At-large I

 

Notes: Research Physicist
Email: sth@curg.org

 

Wieckowicz, Richard

 

Begin Term: 3/31/2011
End Term: 3/31/2013
Type: two years

 

Original Date: 1/1/2005


Appointed by:
Tallahassee City Commission

 

Notes: Professional Engineer (retired)
tdmlbears@yahoo.com

 

Newburgh, Robert

 

Begin Term: 4/26/2011
End Term: 3/31/2013
Type: two years

 

Original Date: 12/9/2008


Appointed by: Kristin Dozier
Commissioner District V

 

Notes: Biochemistry
Email: bobnewburgh@gmail.com

 

Abazinge, Michael
FAMU Environmental Science Institute

 

Begin Term: 3/15/2011
End Term: 3/31/2013
Type: two years

 

Original Date: 10/14/2008


Appointed by: Bill Proctor
Commissioner District I

 

Notes: Environmental Science
Email: michael.abazinge@famu.edu

 

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