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Vinyard confirmed by Florida Cabinet

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New Florida Department of Environmental Protection Sec. Herschel Vinyard was confirmed by the Florida Cabinet on Jan. 19.

Gov. Rick Scott recently accepted the resignations of eight long-time upper level DEPers:

Jena Brooks, Office of Greenways and Trails director

Deborah Getzoff, Southwest District director

Joe Kahn, Division of Air Resources Management director

Jack Long, Southeast District director

Ken Prest, Northwest District director

Deborah Poppell, Division of State Lands director

John Willmott, chief information officer of the Office of Technology and Information Services

Mary Jean Yon, Division of Waste Management, director

Vinyard will be looking to fill these important slots and more in the near future.

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