Jacksonville Waterways Commission

The Jacksonville Waterways Commission was established in 1984 to study and make recommendations to the City Council with respect to the improvement, development and protection of the St. Johns River and all tidal waters in Duval County. The Commission is charged to formulate an overall plan for dealing with any problems that exist the St. Johns River and Duval County tidal waters and devise methods of developing future uses of those waterways.

The Commission serves as the Duval County committee to review rules proposed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission governing speed and operation of motorboats to protect manatees. And acts as a coordinating agency and specialized advisor for governmental units and for programs and activities affecting the improvement, development and protection of the St. Johns River and all tidal waters in Duval County.

In the course of its work, the Commission conducts research, collects and analyzes data and prepares maps and charts.
 

Commission Chair

Nick Howland, At-Large Group 3
Office of the City Council
117 W. Duval St., Suite 425
Jacksonville, FL  32202

Phone:  (904) 255-5217
Email:  NHowland@coj.net 
 

Commission Members

Randy DeFoor, Vice Chair
Jon Michael Barker
Robert Birtalan
Lane T. Burnett
Cord Byrd
LeAnna Cumber
Mark Devereaux
Andrew Fraden
Marc Hardesty
Richard Hartley
Jill Haskell
Richard Redick
Tyrona Clark-Murray, Alternate

 

Commission Staff

Barbara Ireland Hobson, Legislative Assistant I

Legislative Services Division
117 W. Duval St., Suite 430
Jacksonville, FL  32202

Phone:  (904) 255-5122

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