UNIFORM SPECIAL DISTRICT ACCOUNTABILITY ACT
Sections 189.069 and 189.016, Florida Statutes
Tampa Bay Estuary Program
FY 2015 (Oct 1, 2015- Sept 30, 2016)

As an Independent Special District of the State of Florida, the Tampa Bay Estuary Program is required by Florida Statutes 189.069 and 189.016 to post the following information each fiscal year.

  1. Full legal name: 

    Tampa Bay Estuary Program

  2. Public purpose: 

    The mission of the Tampa Bay Estuary Program is build partnerships to restore and protect Tampa Bay through implementation of a scientifically sound, community-based management plan.

  3. TBEP’s governing body is its Policy Board. Members of the TBEP Policy Board (July 2015) include:

    Commissioner Robin Disabatino (TBEP Chair)
    Manatee County Board of County Commissioners
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    Commissioner Charlie Justice (TBEP Vice-Chair)
    Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners
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    Commissioner Stacey White
    Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners
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    Councilman Steve Kornell
    City of St. Petersburg City Council
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    Councilman Jay Polglaze
    City of Clearwater City Council
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    Councilman Guido Maniscalco
    City of Tampa City Council
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    Ms. Wendy Geisy
    Southwest Florida Water Management District Governing Board
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    Ms. Mary Yeargan
    Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Southwest District Director
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    Mr. Tom McGill
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4 Division Manager
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  4. Fiscal Year:

    October 1, 2015 – September 30, 2016

  5. The Tampa Bay Estuary Program was established as an Independent Special District in 1998 by means of an Interlocal Agreement between its partners (Document Link), and further ratified by a finding in 2000 by the State Department of Community Affairs (Document Link).

  6. Address and Internet website uniform resource locator:

    Tampa Bay Estuary Program
    263 13th Ave. South, Suite 350
    St. Petersburg, FL 33701
    727-893-2765

    http://www.tbep.org (Main Website)
    http://www.tbeptech.org (Technical Website)

  7. Boundaries and services provided:

    The boundaries of the Tampa Bay Estuary Program include Tampa Bay and its watershed. A map showing TBEP’s boundaries is located below.

    Services provided include facilitating collaboration of the Tampa Bay public and private sector to implement projects to restore and protect Tampa Bay’s living resources, implementing scientific and education projects and programs, and administrating competitive grants programs to assist bay partners and others in implementing projects which further advance TBEP goals and targets.

  8. All taxes, fees, assessments or charges:

    TBEP does not have taxing or regulatory authority. Voluntary dues are provided by members of the Policy Board.

  9. Primary contacts:

    Holly Greening, TBEP Executive Director
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    727-893-2765

    Ron Hosler, TBEP Program Administrator
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    727-893-2765

  10. Code of ethics:

    The TBEP adopted Bylaws (Document Link) include Standards of Performance of Board members and Conflict of Interest provisions.

  11. Budget:

    TBEP’s approved 2014 budget can be found here: (Document Link).

  12. Final Audit:

    TBEP’s 2014 approved Final Audit can be found here: (Document Link).

TBEP Calendar

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Latest Events

29 Sep 2017;
09:00AM - 12:00PM
TB Nitrogen Management Consortium Meeting
10 Oct 2017;
09:00AM - 12:00PM
TBEP TAC Meeting