Rick Scott appoints three to state regulatory boards

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Gov. Rick Scott announced three regulatory board appointments today.

Scott appointed Sarah Goldman to the Governor’s Commission on Jobs for Floridians with Disabilities.

Goldman, a 23-year-old Orlando resident, is a former peer mentor with the University of Central Florida Student Disabilities Services. She fills an empty seat for a period beginning immediately and ends at the discretion of the governor.

In addition, Scott made two appointments to the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council, Region 10:

Michael Houston, a 56-year-old resident of Jensen Beach, is president of Stuart-based urban design and landscape architectural firm HJA Design Studio. Houston succeeds Kevin Foley for a period beginning immediately and ending October 1, 2015.

Toby Overdorf, a 44-year-old resident of Palm City, is the founder and president of the nationally certified environmental consulting firm Cross Roads Environmental Consulting. He succeeds Susan Hershey for a period beginning immediately and ending October 1, 2014.

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