Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced his intent to appoint Ron M. Bergeron to the Board of the South Florida Water Management District.

“I am happy to announce my plans to appoint Alligator Ron Bergeron to the Board of the South Florida Water Management District,” said Governor DeSantis. “His commitment to the protection and restoration of the Everglades is unmatched and I think he will be a tremendous leader for South Florida.”

Ronald M. Bergeron, 75, is the Founder and CEO of Bergeron Family of Companies. Bergeron started his first business, Bergeron Land Development, in 1965 and he is now one of the most successful and largest site development and roadway contractors in the State of Florida. In addition to his entrepreneurial efforts overseeing more than 40 successful companies, “Alligator Ron,” as he is known throughout Florida, has devoted considerable time and resources to protecting Florida’s wildlife and conservation efforts of the Florida Everglades. He has served two five-year terms as a board member of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, including serving as the Florida Wildlife Conservation Point Commissioner over the entire Florida Everglades.

The appointment will be subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.



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