Supervisors and Staff

Water’s Edge District Board of Supervisors

A CDD is a unit of local government like a county or a city, although it does not have the regulatory powers of a county or city. CDDs are governed by a five member Board of Supervisors, elected initially by Water’s Edge District landowners on a one vote to one-acre basis.  Commencing no sooner than six years following creation of the Water’s Edge District, and only after there are at least 250 qualified electors, Supervisors whose terms are expiring may be elected by qualified electors (typically residents) of the Water’s Edge District. Like all municipal elections, the Office of the Supervisor of Elections oversees the vote. CDD Supervisors are subject to Florida ethics and financial disclosure laws. Board meetings are governed by the Florida “Sunshine” law, and therefore, must be noticed in a local newspaper and conducted in a public forum. Subject to the requirements of the public records law, CDDs must make District records routinely available for public inspection during normal business hours. These requirements, as well as the governmental reporting and auditing requirements imposed on CDDs by law, ensure that CDDs are visible and accessible.

Supervisor Michael R. Barbour- Seat 1, EXP 11/2022
Susan Wickens – Seat 2, EXP 11/2020
Supervisor Mandy Sands – Seat 3, EXP 11/2020
Supervisor Walter Thomas Oliver – Seat 4, EXP 2022
(Vice Chair)
Michael Dowd – Seat 5, EXP 11/2022
District Manager Greg Cox, Rizzetta & Company
Michelle Reiss,
Appleton Reiss
District Engineer Phil Chang,
Johnson Engineering

Water’s Edge District Manager – Rizzetta & Company

The District Manager acts as the “City Manager/County Administrator” of the Water’s Edge District and works with the elected Board of Supervisors to serve the Water’s Edge District and its residents. The direct responsibilities of the District Manager include the following but are not limited to: preserving and maintaining district improvements and facilities, overseeing and coordinating the planning, financing, purchasing, staffing, and compliance of the district, and any other such duties as prescribed by the board.

Water’s Edge District Counsel

The District Counsel acts as the chief legal counsel to the Water’s Edge District and is responsible for ensuring that the district conducts its business according to the legal standards placed upon it, both by the actions of the District/Board and Statute.

In this capacity, the District Counsel reviews all Water’s Edge District documents, including resolutions, contracts, and agreements, assists District manager in drafting of same and negotiations on behave of the district. Counsel ensures compliance with all necessary laws including the Sunshine Amendment, and assists with securing public financing.

Water’s Edge District Engineer

The District Engineer provides professional and technical services to the Water’s Edge District to support the planning, design, permitting, construction, financing, and operation and maintenance of the district infrastructure.

The District Engineer also provides the Engineer’s Report for bond financing, and can provide direct consultation for such items as: bidding, contractor selection standards, master planning of infrastructure and construction phase observation.