WRWSA PRESS RELEASE
February 19, 2014
Contact: Diane Salz
WITHLACOOCHEE WATER AUTHORITY HONORS PAST---CHAIRMAN DENNIS DAMATO
Citrus County Commissioner Recognized for Outstanding Leadership
LECANTO, FL -- Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authoritys Board of Directors representing Citrus, Hernando, Marion and Sumter counties honored the Authoritys immediate past -- chairman, Citrus County Commissioner Dennis Damato, for his outstanding leadership. Commissioner Damato served as Authority chairman from January 2012 through January 2014, during an important period of time when the Authority was selecting its new executive director, Mr. Richard Owen, and transitioning into a new permanent office in the Lecanto Government Building. During his tenure, Commissioner Damato led the Authority through a variety of critical projects to the benefit of the entire four -- county Withlacoochee region, including: joint funding of water supply projects for member governments; a regional irrigation evaluation pilot program; the Authority's regional water supply plan update; repeal of out-of-date agency rules; update of the Authority interlocal agreement; and advocacy for the Authority and member governments on such issues as springs protection and the establishment of minimum flows and levels (MFLs).
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