Since 1960, FLERA has been advancing local environmental programs throughout the state of Florida.


Our Mission

The mission of FLERA is to enhance communication, education and advocacy for Florida local environmental protection efforts.

The greatest benefit of joining FLERA is the combined strength of the membership, throughout the State, to protect local control of resource management and pollution prevention.
— Tom Ash, FLERA President


President - Tom Ash
Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County Division of Water Management

Vice President - Lisa Foster
Pinellas County Stormwater Management

Secretary/Treasurer - Lisa Spadafina
Miami-Dade County Department of Environmental Resources Management

Immediate Past President - Neal Thomas
Orange County Environmental Protection Division

Regular Officer - Ginger Adair
Volusia County Environmental Management

Regular Officer - Stephen Hofstetter
Alachua County Environmental Protection Department

Regular Officer - VACANT

Associate Member - Darryl Boudreau
The Nature Conservancy

Associate Member - Khan Boupha
Jones Edmunds & Associates

Partnership Development Officer - Woodrow (Woody) Speed
Cardno, Inc.


executive director

Diana Ferguson, Esq.
Rutledge Ecenia P.A.
(850) 701-4797



Click here to access the FLERA bylaws.