2021 Agenda

Thursday, September 30

11:30 am
Check In & On-Site Registration Opens
Location: Ballroom Gatlin D, Lower Level of the Conference Center
(Lunch NOT Provided)


1:00 pm
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Brewster Bevis, AIF President
The Honorable Holly Raschein, Forum Moderator


1:20 pm
Water Utility Challenges and Opportunities
Representative Bobby Payne (R-Palatka)
Kevin Carter, Broward County
Lisa Wilson Davis, City of Boca Raton
Jan McLean, City of Tampa
Todd Swingle, Toho Water Authority


2:10 pm
Planning for the Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Needs of Florida
Representative David Smith (R-Winter Springs)
Frank Bernardino, Anfield Consulting
Katie Duty, HDR Engineering, Inc.
Alex Reed, FDEP, Division of Water Resource Management
Michael Tari, Sustainability Partners


2:50 pm


3:10 pm
Implementation of the 2020 Clean Waterways Act
Senator Jason Brodeur (R-Sanford)
Rick Hutton, Florida Water Environment Association Utility Council
Dr. Mark Rains, Florida Chief Science Officer
Ed Torres, Orange County Utilities
Amy Tracy, Dewberry


4:00 pm
Florida's Leadership in the Use of Reclaimed Water
Representative Keith Truenow (R-Tavares)
Brian Armstrong, Southwest Florida Water Management District
Robert Beltran, Hydro Solutions Consulting
Laura Donaldson, Manson Bolves Donaldson Varn, PA
Lynn Spivey, City of Plant City
Wayne Young, JEA


5:00 pm
Keynote Speaker
Secretary Shawn Hamilton, Florida Department of Environmental Protection


5:30 – 6:30 pm
Forum Reception


6:45 pm
Sponsor’s Dinner
Cala Bella at Rosen Shingle Creek


8:00 pm
Sponsor’s VIP Reception
(By Invitation Only)


Friday, October 1

7:30 am
Breakfast & Networking
Location: Ballroom Gatlin D, Lower Level of the Conference Center


8:30 am
Innovative Technology for Nutrient Removal
Representative Toby Overdorf (R-Stuart)
Adam Blalock, FDEP, Ecosystems Restoration
Tom Frick, FDEP, Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration
Daniel Levy, AECOM
Mayor Bryan Nelson, City of Apopka


9:20 am
How Do We Deal with "Forever Chemicals" (like PFAS)?
Representative Alex Andrade (R-Pensacola)
Gina Evans, Hillsborough County Aviation Authority
Ralph DeMeo, Baker Donelson
Rebecca O’Hara, Florida League of Cities
Mike Petrovich, Gunster


10:00 am
Lake Okeechobee and Everglades Restoration
Senator Ben Albritton (R-Bartow)
Ernie Barnett, Water and Land Advisors, Inc.
Drew Bartlett, South Florida Water Management District
Dan DeLisi, DeLisi, Inc.
Commissioner Kevin Ruane, Lee County


10:50 am
A Preview of the 2022 Legislative Session
Jon Steverson, Foley & Lardner LLP
Senator Ben Albritton (R-Bartow)
Representative Ralph Massullo (R-Beverly Hills)


11:20 am
Federal Update
Greg Munson, Gunster


11:45 pm
Closing Remarks
Brewster Bevis, AIF President

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