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Water District Director Says No Pressure From Scott Administration

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Ann Shortelle. Photo courtesy St. Johns River Water Management District

Ann Shortelle is the St. Johns River Water Management District’s new executive director.

She takes over during a time of turmoil for the agency that oversees water use and protects waterways and wetlands in central and north Florida.

The water district’s former executive director stepped down last month as four senior managers also resigned. Some environmentalists speculate the Scott administration and state Department of Environmental Protection played a part.

Shortelle was executive director of the Suwannee River Water Management District. She talked with 90.7’s Amy Green, who began the conversation.

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Amy Green

About Amy Green

Reporter and Producer

Amy Green covers the environment and climate change at WMFE News. She is an award-winning journalist and author whose extensive reporting on the Everglades is featured in the book MOVING WATER, published by Johns Hopkins University Press, and podcast DRAINED, available wherever you get your podcasts. Amy’s ... Read Full Bio »