Sanctuary Advisory Council Members

Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council members represent boating, conservation and environment, diving, education and outreach, South Florida ecosystem restoration, fishing (commercial and recreational), elected county government, submerged cultural resources, research and monitoring, tourism and the community at large.

The Council is one way for members of the community to get involved with the sanctuary. Vacancies on the council are periodically available for which you can apply. Or, if you want to voice your opinion or ask questions about the sanctuary, contact the current council members who represent your area of interest, as one of the roles of the members is to serve as a liaison between the sanctuary and members of the community.

The council meets six times a year and the public is invited to attend and provide comment during these meetings.

A directory of former Sanctuary Advisory Council members can be found here. Contact information for current Sanctuary Advisory Council Members is listed below.

 

Officers

Chair: Ken Nedimyer
Term: 10/14 – 10/17
The Coral Restoration Foundation, Inc.
212 Silver Palm Avenue
Tavernier, FL 33070
305-852-4955
sealifefl@bellsouth.net

Vice-Chair: Chris Bergh
Term: 10/15 – 10/17
The Nature Conservancy
Florida Keys Office
127 Industrial Road, Suite D
Big Pine Key, FL 33043
305-872-7071
cbergh@tnc.org

 

Non-governmental Members

 

 

Governmental Members

 

 

  • NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries Ex-Officio Staff (non-voting)

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    Sean Morton
    Sanctuary Superintendent
    Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
    33 East Quay Rd.
    Key West, FL 33040
    305-809-4700
    Sean.Morton@noaa.gov

     

    Billy Causey
    Regional Director
    Southeast Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Region
    Office of National Marine Sanctuaries
    33 East Quay Road
    Key West, FL 33040
    305-809-4700
    Billy.Causey@noaa.gov

     

    Beth Dieveney
    Deputy Superintendent for Science and Policy
    Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
    33 East Quay Rd.
    Key West, FL 33040
    305-809-4700
    Beth.Dieveney@noaa.gov