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A Brief History of the
Florida Lake Management Society

The Florida Lake Management Society (FLMS) had its beginnings during the 1987 North American Lake Management Society (NALMS) Annual Conference which was held in Orlando, Florida. A combination of fresh water specialists met during the NALMS conference and agreed to form a Charter Committee to create the FLMS.

Five goals were established by the Charter Committee. These goals were: to produce a charter and bylaws, to become a Chapter of NALMS, to find funding sources, to produce a FLMS newsletter, and to plan the first Florida Lake Management Society Annual Conference. All of the goals established by the Charter Committee were achieved within the first year after organization.

During the first year the Society established an election process and elected a Board of Directors. The Board consisted of five officers (President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasury and Past President) and four directors. During the first year, our Society conducted several regional lake management symposia, published several issues of our newsletter, participated in several aquatic resource campaigns and held our first Florida Lake Management Society Conference in Winter Park, Florida. A list of our past conference venues can be found below the leadership table. The Society also established several awards to reward renowned Limnologists, activists and persons working in government.

During the early 1990's, the Society continued to mature. FLMS received a grant from the FDER and EPA, which enabled the Society to sponsor eight regional lake management symposia throughout Florida. During this period membership grew to more than 300 persons and annual conferences were being attended by local lay persons as well as professionals from around the state. As membership grew, the Society established an Executive Director position and acquired one part-time staff to assist in publishing our quarterly newsletter.

By the mid 1990's the Society began to focus on self-improvement. The Society established a Mission Statement and initiated an annual Strategic Planning Workshop. Strategic Planning helped structure the organization, improved organizational efficiency and established annual goals. It was during this period that three standing committees (Finance, Operation and Program) were created, an agenda process initiated, and the Board united in achieving its annually established Goals.

During the mid 1990's the Society began to expand its programs. The Society published a non-technical lakes information booklet, approved the means of establishing regional chapters throughout the state, joined associations located in south and in north Florida (Environmental Coalition of South West Florida and Big Bend Environmental Forum), and expanded our awards program to reward lake minded persons working in the media and elected officials.

During all these years, the goal of every member has been to create and sustain an effective statewide lake management organization. The Society and all members are committed to lake conservation, education, and advocacy. The table below lists those individuals who have helped lead FLMS and helped it grow. Unfortunately early records of the society are spread out and were not compiled. If you can help fill in this table or correct any errors, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

History of Florida Lake Management Society's Leadership

Year

President

Vice-President

Treasurer

Secretary

Board of Directors

1987

 
 
 
 
 

1988

 
 
 
 
 

1989

 
 
 
 
 

1990

Richard
Coleman

Vince
Williams

Kay
Yeuell

Robert
Mattson

Martin Kelly
Timothy Keyser
Danon Moxley
Carla Palmer
Paul Parks
David Pearce

1991

Vince
Williams

David
Pearce

Kay
Yeuell

Robert
Mattson

Mark Lilipop
Danon Moxley
Carla Palmer
Janet Roth
Lawson Snyder

1992

David
Pearce

 

 

 

 

1993

Carla
Palmer

Marty
Armstrong

Patricia
Smith

Lawson
Snyder

Dean Barber
Dan Canfield
Carey Cordell
Judy Ludlow
Curtis Watkins
Herb Zebuth

1994

Carla
Palmer

Marty
Armstrong

Patricia
Smith

Lawson
Snyder

Rick Baird
Tom Cuba
Ernesto Lasso de la Vega
Pam Leasure
Don Moores
Nancy Page
Curtis Watkins

1995

Marty
Armstrong

Carey
Cordell

Dean
Barber

Patricia
Smith

Rick Baird
Larry Battoe
Ernesto Lasso de la Vega
Gene Medley
Nancy Page
Garth Redfield
Curtis Watkins

1996

Carey
Cordell

Curtis
Watkins

Gene
Medley

Julie Brantly
(McCrystal)

Rick Baird
Larry Battoe
Ernesto Lasso de la Vega
Pam Leasure
Kevin McCann
Nancy Page
Garth Redfield
Doug Robison

1997

Curtis
Watkins

Gene
Medley

Nancy
Page

Julie
McCrystal

Rick Baird
Larry Battoe
Tim Egan
Ernesto Lasso de la Vega
Pam Leasure
Kevin McCann
Tyler Macmillan
Garth Redfield
Doug Robison

1998

Gene
Medley

Larry
Battoe

Nancy
Page

Pam
Leasure

Rick Baird
Roger Copp
Mike Coveney
Harvey Harper
Kevin McCann
Garth Redfield
Doug Robison
Michael Scheinkman

1999

Larry
Battoe

Harvey
Harper

Lucee
Price

Pam
Leasure

Roger Copp
Mike Coveney
Ernesto Lasso de la Vega
Robert Mattson
Kevin McCann
Garth Redfield
Doug Robison
Michael Scheinkman
Peggy Wilzbach

2000

Kevin
McCann

Pam
Leasure

Lucee
Price

Rick
Baird

Mike Britt
Chuck Hanlon
Harvey Harper
Ernesto Lasso de la Vega
Erich Marzolf
Mike Scheinkman
Cheryl Schwartz
Peggy Wilzbach

2001

Pam
Leasure

Mike
Coveney

Julie
McCrystal

Rick
Baird

Carlos Fernandes
Jim Griffin
Chuck Hanlon
Patricia Hardy
Harvey Harper
Erich Marzolf
Sean McGlynn
Lucee Price
Shailesh Patel
Jeff Reine

2002

Mike
Coveney

Rick
Baird

Julie
McCrystal

Erich
Marzolf

Carlos Fernandes
Jim Griffin
Chuck Hanlon
Patricia Hardy
Harvey Harper
Don Hicks
Sean McGlynn
Shailesh Patel
Michael Perry
Lucee Price

2003

Rick
Baird

Shailesh
Patel

Julie
McCrystal

Erich
Marzolf

Sergio Duarte
Carlos Fernandes
Clell Ford
Jim Griffin
Chuck Hanlon
Patricia Hardy
Harvey Harper
Don Hicks
Sean McGlynn
Shailesh Patel
Michael Perry
Lucee Price
Dharmen Setaram

2004

Shailesh
Patel

Chuck
Hanlon

Mike
Perry

Monica
Stevens-Diaz

John Burns
Shannon Carter-Wetzel
Clell Ford
Jim Griffin
Harvey Harper
Don Hicks
Joe King
Erich Marzolf
Sean McGlynn
Todd Olson
Dharmen Setaram

2005

Chuck
Hanlon

Jim
Griffin

Mike
Perry

Monica
Stevens-Diaz

John Burns
Mike Coveney
Shannon Carter-Wetzel
Clell Ford
David Evans
John Keifer
Kelli Levy
Joe King
Erich Marzolf
Sean McGlynn
Todd Olson

2006

Jim
Griffin

John
Burns

Mike
Perry

Michelle
Jeansonne

Mike Coveney
Shannon Carter-Wetzel
Clell Ford
David Evans
Kelli Levy
Erich Marzolf
Martin Montavo
Sean McGlynn
Todd Olson
Ann Shortelle
Steve Weinsier

2007

John
Burns

Clell
Ford

Mike
Perry

Michelle
Jeansonne

Mike Coveney
Jim Griffin
Chuck Hanlon
Kelli Levy
Erich Marzolf
Sean McGlynn
Martin Montavo
Todd Olson
Ann Shortelle
Steve Weinsier
Shannon Carter-Wetzel

2008

Clell
Ford

Shailesh
Patel

Mike
Perry

Shannon
Carter-
Wetzel

Mike Coveney
Chuck Hanlon
Kelli Levy
Dean Dobberfuhl
Sean McGlynn
Todd Olson
Dharmen Setaram
Ann Shortelle
Julie Terrell
Steve Weinsier

2009

Kelli Levy

Shannon Carter Wetzel

Mike Perry

Todd Olson

 

Kym Rouse-Campbell
Dean Dobberfuhl
David Evans
Jim Griffin
Lawrence Keenan
Sean McGlynn
Shailesh Patel
Jennifer Sagan
Julie Terrell
John Walkinshaw
Sherry Brandt

2010

Shannon Carter Wetzel

Dean Dobberfuhl

Mike Perry

Todd Olson

 

Kym Rouse-Campbell
David Evans
Jim Griffin
Lawrence Keenan
Kelli Levy
Sean McGlynn
Ron Novy
Jennifer Sagan
Julie Terrell
John Walkinshaw
Sherry Brandt

2011

Dean Dobberfuhl

Sherry Brandt

Mike Perry

John Walkinshaw

Dana Bigham
Kym Rouse Campbell
David
Evans
Jim Griffin
Jeff Holland
Lawrence Keenan
Lance Lumbard
Ron Novy
Jennifer Sagan
Shannon Carter
Wetzel

2012

Sherry Brandt

Jennifer Sagan

Mike Perry

John Walkinshaw

Dean Dobberfuhl
Kym Campbell
Lawrence Keenan
Dana Bigham
Jeff Holland
Lance Lumbard
Todd Olson
Sergio Duarte
Sherry Burroughs
Danielle Marshall

2013

Jennifer Sagan

Lawrence Keenan

Mike Perry

Sergio Duarte

Sherry Brandt
Dana Bigham
Jeff Holland
Lance Lumbard
Danielle Marshall
Todd Olson
Jim Griffin
John Walkinshaw
Sam Arden
Brian Catanzaro

2014

 Lawrence Keenan

John Walkinshaw

Lance Lumbard

Ron Hart

Dana Bigham
Jeff Holland
Danielle Marshall
Sergio Duarfte
Todd Olson
Jim Griffin
Sam Arden
Brian Catanzaro
 

 2015

John Walkinshaw

Ron Hart

Lance Lumbard

Sam Arden

Sergio Duarte
Jim Griffin
Todd Olson
Rick Baird
Patrick Goodwin
Marissa Williams
Shannon Wetzel
April Verpoorten

2016 Ron Hart
Sergio Duarte
Lance Lumbard Shannon Wetzel

Rob Burnes
Niles Cyzycki
Gloria Eby
Patrick Goodwin
April Verpoorten
Marissa Williams
Steve Montgomery
Ernesto Lasso de la Vega

Venues of the Florida Lake Management Society's Annual Conferences

1988 Lakeland - Organizational Meeting with LEAD
1989  
1990 Oviedo - Canterbury Episcopal Camp
1991 Winter Park - Rollins College
1992  
1993 DeLand
1994 Orlando
1995  
1996 Ocala - Hilton at I-75/SR200
1997 West Palm Beach
1998 Orlando
1999 Safety Harbor
2000 Islamorada/Duck Key - Hawks Cay
2001 Tallahassee
2002 Naples - Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club
2003 Kissimmee
2004 Tampa - Saddlebrook
2005 Islamorada/Duck Key - Hawks Cay
2006 St. Augustine - Casa Monica
2007 Naples - Naples Grande
2008 SanDestin
2009 Key Largo - Key Largo Grande
2010 Crystal River - Plantation Inn
2011 St. Augustine - The Renaissance at World Golf Village
2012 Gainesville - Paramount Plaza
2013 Daytona Beach - The Shores
2014 Stuart - Marriott Hutchinson Island
2015 Naples - Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club
2016 Daytona Beach - The Shores

 

Upcoming Events

FLMS Board Meeting
November 28, 2017

FLMS 29th Annual Technical Symposium
August 21-24, 2018

 

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