Mann Appointed To Water Board

Article by: Tom Palmer, The Ledger

Lakeland Polk City resident George Mann has been named to the Southwest Florida Water Management Districts Governing Board.

Man, 62, will succeed Neil Combee, who resigned from the board in May to run for the Florida Legislature. Combee was elected Tuesday.

Mann is a retired business development manager at Treatt USA, which processes citrus products.

His appointment is to fill the remainder of Combee’s term, which will expire March 1. Man is eligible for reappointment.

The seat is one of two on the 13-member board reserved for Polk County residents. Paul Senft of Haines City, the current chairman, is the other Polk member.

Mann is currently serving as a board member of Anchor House Ministry. Previously, he served on the Florida Citrus processors Association Committee and the Editorial Advisory Board of Citrus & Vegetable magazine. He is a graduate of Florida Southern College.

Board members, who set policy for the 16-county district, receive no pay. The appointment is subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

Lets all congratulate one of our own on his new position.