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DEP names Munson, Shortelle to new policy positions

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The Florida Department of Environmental Protection appointed Gregory M. Munson as deputy secretary for water policy and ecosystem restoration and Dr. Ann B. Shortelle as water policy director.

Munson and Shortelle will coordinate state water policy development and implementation, specifically as it relates to the state’s five water management districts. Munson will start on Aug. 22 and Shortelle will start on Aug. 30.

Munson’s job title is new to DEP. In addition to working with the water management districts, he will oversee the agency’s Office of Ecosystem Projects, which coordinates and assists with the policy development and implementation of a variety of restoration projects, including Everglades restoration.

Shortelle’s position is also new with the agency. She will work directly with DEP Sec. Vinyard and Munson on overseeing water management district activities, including water supply, water quality, management and resource regulation, guiding rulemaking activities and evaluating land acquisition programs.

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