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Ritch Workman named to Public Service Commission

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Ritch Workman is headed back to Tallahassee. The former state representative, a Melbourne Republican, was appointed Friday night by Gov. Rick Scott to serve on the Florida Public Service Commission. Workman replaces Ronald Brisé, who had sought a third term on the board. Scott also re-appointed Art Graham to the commission and filled the seat left open by the departure of Jimmy Patronis with Gary Clark, the Department of Environment Protection‘s deputy secretary of land and recreation.

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Personnel note: Lisa Edgar named state parks director

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Lisa Edgar has helped regulate the state’s investor-owned utilities. Now, she’s going to oversee its parks. Edgar was named Director of the Florida Park Service, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced Tuesday in a press release. She’ll start next month. “From my time at DEP and as a frequent visitor of our state parks, I’ve seen first-hand the high caliber of the Florida Park Service team,” she said in a statement. “I look forward to working with this team to continue to achieve…

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Gary Clark appointed deputy secretary of land and recreation at DEP

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Florida Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Jon Steverson has appointed Gary Clark as deputy secretary of land and recreation. In this role, Clark will supervise the Divisions of State Lands and Recreation and Parks. “Gary brings a broad range of management experience, leadership skills and investment expertise to this position,” said Steverson in a statement. “He will be a tremendous asset to the state and department.” Clark most recently served as vice president of member services for the West Florida…

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