Staff Contact

Randy Deshazo
Director of Planning and Research
(727)570-5151 ext. 31

Agency on Bay Management Committees

Executive Steering Committee

Serves as the Agency’s Steering Committee as well as the Advisory Council to the Surface Water Improvement and Management Program (SWIM) on Tampa Bay. (See the ABM Operating Procedures for directed membership.)

Natural Resources / Environmental Impact Review Committee

Reviews significant developments and other projects involving Tampa Bay for environmental impacts and prepares formal comments to the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council or to appropriate permitting agencies regarding mitigation and restorative measures. Monitors and evaluates long-term or broader issues affecting the proper management of Tampa Bay through proactive planning.

Habitat Restoration Subcommittee

Discusses and develops approaches to restoring and improving habitat within the Tampa Bay estuary.

Public Information Committee

Develops innovative and effective ways for disseminating information of Tampa Bay management issues to the general public. Specific tasks are to include the organization of a regional environmental conference.

Legislative Review Committee

Monitors pertinent state and federal legislation as it relates to Tampa Bay management issues and drafts new bay management legislation for approval by the Agency and Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council, and sponsorship by key legislative leaders.