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Hillsborough County Commission picks Janet Dougherty as the next EPC chief

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She didn’t even make the initial list of finalists, but now Janet Dougherty will soon become only the third executive director of the Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Agency (EPC). The 53-year-old Hillsborough County native comes with 25 years of experience in local and state environmental policy and business management, and she wasn’t even on the short list recommended by the EPC’s selection committee last month. But the door opened up for her after Scott Emery, the EPC wetland enforcement manager, had to…

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