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Suwannee  River Water Management Chief at the County 5 Thursday Night: Questions Accepted

COLUMBIA COUNTY, FL – It has been said that fresh clean water is one of the most important global issues today. Safe drinking water is a worldwide issue.  The Suwannee River Water Management District (SRWMD) is one of five Florida water management districts established by statute in 1972. It is supported by property taxes and controlled by a governing board appointed by the governor. The SRWMD's day to day operations are run by an executive director, Noah Valenstein. Mr. Valenstein is on the agenda of the Columbia County 5 for Thursday, February 4, under the topic: "Introduction." (Photo: Noah Valenstein)

Long time Columbia County Commissioner, Ronald Williams, has stated that water is one of the most important, if not the most important issue facing Columbia County and the region.

The Suwannee River Water Management District's Executive Director, Noah Valenstein will be appearing at the regularly scheduled meeting of the County 5 on Thursday evening, at 5:30 pm.

Other than his email and phone number, there is no information about Executive Director Valenstein on the District's web site.

Earlier today, your reporter spoke with County Chairman, Sylvester "Bucky" Nash, about giving the meeting attendees the chance to question Executive Director Valenstein.

Your reporter mentioned that there are many water issues facing the district and that it would be beneficial if Mr. Valenstein would be available to answer the concerns of the public.

Questions Accepted

Chairman Nash reflected for a few moments and told the Observer, "I think it is important that the people of the County be able to ask questions and get answers."

The Chairman continued, "Up until the time that Mr. Valenstein appears before the County 5, any interested person may fill out a 3x5 card with their question for Mr. Valenstein. I am requesting that there be only one question per card. It is up to the person asking the question whether or not to give their name."

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