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Manatee-Sarasota Sierra Club Group Monthly Meeting – Guest speaker, Becky Ayech

Becky Ayech will be the special guest speaker at the October 10, 2019 General Membership meeting.

Becky will be speaking about citizen-initiated comprehensive plans, specifically CPA-2019-C.

Becky Ayech is an environmental and community activist.
She currently (and for the last 25+ years) is president of the Environmental Confederation of Southwest Florida, an umbrella organization with members from 7 counties.
She also serves as the president of the Miakka Community Club. The Miakka Community Club owns, restores and maintains a 105 year old one room schoolhouse. The Community Club works to conserve and protect the rural area.
Becky serves on the:
SWFWMD EAC. She founded this committee with the help of SWFWMD Member Rebecca Eger. She served as Chair.
Fisheating Creek SAAB (Settlement Agreement Advisory Board) Chaired.
Myakka River Coordinating Council
Sarasota County Historical Commission
Sarasota Traffic Advisory council. Chair
Served on:
SWFWMD Eastern Water Use Caution Area Group
SWFWMD Southern Water Use Caution Area Group
SWFWMD Grants Advisory Committee
Sarasota County Planning Commission
P.A.T.C.H. Sarasota county Planned Approach to community Health
Participated:
Leadership Florida panel discussion on water.
Public Interest Environmental Conference presenter
Charlotte Harbor/Peace River panelist at the Environmental Conference in Gainesville
Florida Water Facilities Workshop sponsored by FSU
Rural Issues Workshop – Department of Community Affairs
Rural Lands Workshop hosted by Sarasota Planning Dept.
Water Allocation Workshop sponsored by SWFWMD
Agriculture / Rural Planning Strategies speaker sponsored by Sarasota Chamber of Commerce
Understanding County Government – Environmental Confederation of Southwest Florida Symposium organizer
April 22 Group sponsored by SHT
Sarasota League of Women Voters “Hot Topics” speaker
Environmental Awareness Seminar – “Protecting Our Water; Every Citizen’s Responsibility
Neighborhood Safety & health Association Founding member
Connecting Communities: A Sarasota Urban and Regional Symposium speaker
Urban Land Institute
Attended:
Continuing Education CLE International – Florida Water Law

Qualified by the State of Florida to be a legal representative in Administrative Hearings on comprehensive plans and water use permit challenges.

Becky lives with husband Fredy in Old Miakka on a sustainable farm.

 

This group meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7pm at the Sarasota Garden Club.  Please check back for updated info on guest speakers, as the event description is updated closer to event time.