Florida Governor Rick Scott Reappoints Miami Beach Resident Anne ‘Sandy’ Batchelor-Robjohns to South Florida Water Management District
Aug 22, 2012
The Office of Florida Governor Rick Scott issued the following news release on August 21, 2012:
Governor Rick Scott announced on August 21, 2012 the reappointment of Anne “Sandy” Batchelor-Robjohns to the Governing Board of the South Florida Water Management District.
Batchelor-Robjohns, 59, of Miami Beach, has been chairman and co-CEO of The Batchelor Foundation Inc. since 2007 and previously served as an officer and director of the organization since its inception in 1990. She was also an officer and member of the board of directors of Aerospace Finance L.T.D. from 1999 to 2005.
She has been the personal representative of the George E. Batchelor estate since 2002. Her community involvement includes serving on boards for Audubon of Florida, the University of Miami Rosenstiel School Marine and Atmospheric Science and the Florida International University Medical School.
Batchelor-Robjohns received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona, a master’s degree from the University of Florida, a law degree from the St. Thomas University School of Law and a Master of Laws from the University of Miami. She is reappointed for a term beginning August 21, 2012, and ending March 1, 2016.
The appointment is subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.
The South Florida Water Management District is a Regional Government Agency that oversees the water resources in the southern half of the state, covering 16 counties from Orlando to the Florida Keys and serving a population of 7.7 million residents.
It is the oldest and largest of the state’s five water management districts.
Created in 1949, the agency is responsible for managing and protecting water resources of South Florida by balancing and improving water quality, flood contral, water supply and natural systems.
A key initiative is restoration of America’s Everglades — the largest environmental restoration project in the nation’s history. The District is also working to improve the Kissimmee River and its floodplain, Lake Okeechobee, and South Florida’s coastal estuaries.