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Key Contacts

The four Compact Counties have designated senior staff members to serve as a Staff Steering Committee charged with assuring fulfillments of the Compact commitments. Each Compact County is afforded two votes on the Staff Steering Committee, whether held by two separate members or cast by a single Compact County representative.

Broward County Staff Steering Committee Members

Jennifer Jurado Director, Natural Resources Planning & Management Division
Jason Liechty
Environmental Projects Coordinator

Monroe County Staff Steering Committee Members

Roman Gastesi County Administrator
Michael Roberts
Director of Planning & Growth Management

Miami-Dade County Staff Steering Committee Members

Nichole Hefty Chief, Office of Sustainability
Mark Woerner Assistant Director, Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources

Palm Beach County Staff Steering Committee Members

Jon Van Arnam (1 Member, 2 Votes) Assistant County Administrator

Municipal Representatives

Susanne Torriente Assistant City Manager, City of Fort Lauderdale
Alison Higgins Sustainability Manager, City of Key West
Carisse LeJeune
Interim Assistant City Manager, City of Boynton Beach
Betsy Wheaton 
Environmental Resources Manager, City of Miami Beach

Key Partners

In addition to the Staff Steering Committee, the Compact Counties are actively working with key partners in fulfilling the commitments made under the Compact. While many entities have made extraordinary contributions to the Compact process since its inception, the following partners have given ongoing support and advisory roles for the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Compact and the Staff Steering Committee. Implementation support is provided by the Institute for Sustainable Communities with funding by the Kresge Foundation.

Institute for Sustainable Communities

Steve Adams Senior Program Director – US Climate Adaptation Program and Regional Compact Staff Steering Committee Coordinator
Nancy Schneider Senior Program Officer and Staff to the Staff Steering Committee

South Florida Water Management District

Rod Braun Intergovernmental Policy & Planning and Liaison to the Compact

The Nature Conservancy – Florida Chapter

Chris Bergh Director of Coastal and Marine Resilience

South Florida Regional Planning Council

Jim Murley Executive Director