Going Beyond the Engineering!

Jones Edmunds stays abreast of legislative, regulatory and technical issues by attending this year’s Environmental Permitting Summer School

“To provide our clients with unrivaled service, we must go beyond the engineering,” says Jones Edmunds Senior Vice President Terri Lowery.

Unrivaled service is characterized by proactive and open communication, dedication to executing project deliverables on time and within budget, and a thorough understanding of our clients’ short- and long-term needs. Jones Edmunds’ focus is serving local governments, and municipalities have a long-term need to remain abreast of Florida’s environmental and growth management laws, rules, and programs. We offer added value by sending our associates to conferences, such as the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Environmental Permitting Summer School, to learn new information about legislative, regulatory and technical issues facing our clients.

Terri and Suzi Kaufman, PE, Water Resources Senior Manager, represented Jones Edmunds at this year’s conference. This conference was a showcase of information and regulatory news shared by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Water Management Districts, along with local agencies and consultants. “By attending conferences like this, we get to network with decision-makers, reconnect with friends in our field, and meet peers from around the state. It was interesting to see how issues like water quality protection, sea level rise, and climate change are being handled at the local, District, and State levels all within one panel discussion,” says Suzi. “Understanding the issues facing Florida at multiple levels helps us plan with our clients and serve that much more comprehensively.”

The Florida Environmental Network, Inc., a subset of the Florida Chamber Foundation, has held the Environmental Permitting Summer School for the past 33 years, of which Jones Edmunds has participated since 1990. More than 900 attorneys, consultants, engineers, state and local government officials, developers, landowners, and others with a strong interest in environmental issues in Florida were present. Topics featured Florida’s Environment, Water Policy, the 2019 Legislature and Beyond, New Policy Directions for Growth Management, New Developments in Water Quality Permitting, and more. For more information about this annual conference, visit http://floridaenet.com.

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