After 38 years of public service to the citizens of Hillsborough County, Pete Owens retires. For 18 years, Mr. Owens has served as the Environmental Protection Commission’s representative to the River Board’s Technical Advisory Council, and much of that time he has served as Vice Chair.
“I am very proud to have been a team member of the EPC and truly believe the efforts of this agency have made this area a much better place to live, work, and play,” said Owens. His career has included involvement in such projects as restoration and protection of the hydrology of the wetlands, lakes, creeks, and rivers that flow to Tampa Bay, as well as construction of the regional reservoir, desalination plant, and numerous other sustainability projects that have helped the environment and stabilized the region’s water supply. Mr. Owens has also worked in development and phosphate mining review and restoration work involving the creation of critical wildlife habitat and corridors.
We wish Pete all the best in retirement.