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Meet the Minds: Florida Chief Science Officer Dr. Thomas Frazer
February 4 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Noon Introductions and Program begins,
at Michael’s On East.
$55 for Argus Members,
$65 for Non-Members,
***seating is limited***
To reserve online, click on the Eventbrite link in the “Details” section below, fees apply
For cash or check reservations, call 941-365-4886 or e-mail RSVP@Argusfoundation.org.
The Office of Environmental Accountability and Transparency was created in 2019 by Governor Ron DeSantis’ Executive Order. The Office, which is led by the Chief Science Officer and is located in the Office of the Secretary of DEP, is charged with ensuring key water quality objectives are clearly communicated to the public, as well as, organizing agency resources and scientific expertise, data and research to focus on and solve complex challenges. The roles and responsibilities of the Office of Environmental Accountability and Transparency include:
- Provide leadership for agency priority issues that require integration of science, policy, and management, from multiple programs and organizations internal and external to the Department of Environmental Protection.
- Organize and manage external communication on priority issues.
- Promote and facilitate key agency research initiatives to address priority environmental issues.
- Explore data and identify opportunities for innovative approaches to addressing priority environmental issues.
Dr. Frazer guides funding and strategies to address priority environmental issues, as well as, but not limited to, making recommendations for increased enforcement of environmental laws necessary to improve water quality within key waterbodies.