Management Council Members

The composition of the Management Council will reflect a balanced mix of experience, technical expertise and authority, and of public, private and non-profit stakeholders across the watershed. Management Council members are persons familiar with the Bays and the issues they face and are able to represent the stakeholders’ perspectives.

  • Local government (1)
  • Industry/trade/ports/economic development (1)
  • Civic/community (1)
  • Business/tourism (1)
  • Federal agencies (1)
  • Development/construction/real estate (1)
  • State agencies (1)
  • Military (1)
  • Regional agencies (1)
  • Utilities (1)
  • Recreational & commercial fishing (2)
  • Academic/research (1)
  • Conservation/restoration (2)

SASJ Bays Estuary List of Potential Management Council by Sector
(As of Sept. 29, 2021)

Local Government (1)

Wayne Porter

Bay County Planning Planning Manager
Civic/Community/Citizens (1)
Cecile Scoon Florida League of Women Voters Bay County Chapter President, Florida LWV Vice President
Federal Agencies (1)

Jenny Jacobson

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Mobile Division

Environment and Resources Branch Chief

State Agencies (1)

Jennifer Paredes

FWC - Habitat & Species Conservation Division

Fish and Wildlife Biologist - Office of Conservation Planning Services

Regional Agencies (1)
Angela Bradley Emerald Coast Regional Council  
Recreational & Commercial Fishing/Boating (2)
Tom Putnam Half Hitch Owner

Lee Thompson

Shallow Seas Charters


Conservation & Restoration (2)

Jonnie Smallman

St. Andrew Bay Watch SABW President
Gail Carmody Citizen Former USFWS scientist
Industry/Trade/Ports/Economic Development (1)
Alex King Panama City Port Authority Executive Director
Business/Tourism (1)
VACANT Bay County Chamber of Commerce CEO
Silvia Williams Gulf County TDC Executive Director
Dan Rowe PCB TDC President and CEO
Development/Construction/Real Estate (1)
Catherine McCloy St. Joe Company Director of Planning and Development
Military (1)
Cheri Moon Tyndall AFB Community Planner
John Skaggs NSA PC Community Planning and Liaison Officer
Utilities (1)
Ashley Jansen NextEra/FPL Manager
Academic/Centers/Schools (1)
Linda Fitzhugh Gulf Coast State College Professor