PBPost: Everglades specialist Ernie Marks of Palm City is new SFWMD director

New South Florida Water Management District Executive Director Ernie Marks after being unanimously approved for the job on Monday, July 31, 2017. (Source: The Palm Beach Post)

Everglades restoration coordinator Ernie Marks was the unanimous choice of South Florida Water Management District board members Monday to take over as executive director of the 1,475-employee, $759 million agency.

Marks, 41, lives in Palm City in Martin County.

Before coming to the SFWMD, he was south region director for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Before that, Marks spent 13 years with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, rising to director of DEP’s Office of Ecosystem Projects.

For the complete story: http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/state–regional-govt–politics/everglades-specialist-marks-replace-antonacci-sfwmd-director/ds6L7Yh8bFY3aEahSu6dCP/

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