FWC elects 2011 chairman, vice chairman
Thursday, December 02, 2010
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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) on Thursday, Dec. 2, elected Rodney
Barreto to serve another term as chairman of the seven-member
Barreto, of Miami and Key Largo, was appointed to
the FWC by then-Gov. Jeb Bush in 2001 and reappointed by Gov.
Charlie Crist in 2007.
The Commissioners also voted to retain Richard A.
"Dick" Corbett as vice chairman. Corbett lives in Tampa. He,
too, was appointed by Bush and reappointed by Crist.
FWC chairmen and vice chairmen traditionally serve
one-year terms, beginning the first day of the calendar year.
The FWC's seven commissioners are appointed by the
governor and confirmed by the Florida Senate to five-year terms.
Their role is to make science-based decisions that guide
conservation of Florida's fish and wildlife resources and