Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointments of Jack Bispham and Seth Weightman to the Southwest Florida Water Management District Governing Board.

Jack Bispham

Bispham, of Myakka City, is the owner and operator of Red Bluff Plantation. Previously, he was the owner of Bayside Sod from 1988 until 2018. He has served as a Soil and Water Conservation Service Supervisor, a member of the Manasota Basin board and as a member of the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program Policy board. He earned his bachelor’s degree in agriculture from the University of Florida. Bispham is appointed to a four-year term.

Seth Weightman

Weightman, of Dade City, is a municipal services manager with Republic Services Inc. He is a member of the Pasco-Hernando State College Foundation’s board, a trustee on the Bayfront Health Dade City board and a current member of the CareerSource Pasco Hernando Executive board. He earned his bachelor’s degree in criminology and his master’s degree in entrepreneurship from the University of South Florida. He is appointed to a four-year term.

These appointments are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.



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