Natural Resources Management Department

2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Viera, FL 32940

(321) 633-2016

Hours of Operation
Day Hours
Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday - Sunday CLOSED
Address and Phone

Natural Resources Management Department

2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Viera, FL 32940

(321) 633-2016

Hours of Operation
Day Hours
Monday - Friday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday - Sunday CLOSED

Brevard Marine Advisory Council

The Brevard County Marine Advisory Council provides advice and guidance to the Board of County Commissioners. The scope of work includes all marine related issues to insure a well-maintained, safe, healthy and friendly marine environment for the residents and visiting user of our marine resources. As approved by the Board: May 8, 2001 Resolution 01-216

Scope

1. Economics

  • Economic Benefit Study
  • Funding

2. Education

  • Boating-Fishing-Watersports Literature
  • Information Guides
  • Boating Courses
  • Data Gathering and Surveys

3. Environment

  • Pump Out Stations
    • Stationary
    • Mobile
  • Stormwater Management
  • Dredging
  • Resource Protection and Management
  • Keep Brevard Beautiful
    • Maintenance
    • Clean Up
    • Recognition and Awards
    • Promote Citizen Involvement
    • Provide Checklist Status Feedback to Parks and Recreation

4. Marine Facilities

  • Boat Ramps
  • Mooring Fields
  • Water Transportation & Cruises
  • Marina Services

5. Promotion

  • Advertisements
  • Watersports Literature
  • Facility Literature
  • Information & Guides
  • Web Site
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Tourist Development Council (TDC)

6. Safety

  • Signage
    • Channel Markers
    • Regulatory
    • Information
    • Maintenance
  • Water Safety
    • Rules of the Road
    • Local Regulation
    • Hazards of Navigation
  • Derelict Vessels
  • Hurricane Preparation and Evacuation

7. Special Purpose Areas

  • Personal Water Craft
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind Surfing

8. Fresh Water Lakes

  • Air Boats
  • Marine Life Stocking
  • Personal Water Craft

Bylaws

For the purpose of effectively defining the duties and responsibilities of the Brevard County Marine Advisory Council and increasing the efficiency in serving in an advisory capacity to the Board of County Commissioners and the Parks and Recreation Department. The Brevard County Marine Advisory Council adopts the following By-Laws/Rules and Regulations in accordance with and governed by Resolution 99-258, ordered and adopted by the Board of County Commissioners, Brevard County, Florida, in regular session the 9th day of November, 1999 AD and by Resolution 01-216 ordered and adopted by the Board of County Commissioners, in regular session on the 8th day of May, 2001 AD:

ARTICLE I Name

Section 1.

The name of this organization shall be the Brevard County Marine Advisory Council.

ARTICLE II Board Membership

Section 1.

Membership on the Brevard County Marine Advisory Council shall be determined by the appointment of two (2) members by each County Commissioner, and each Council member will serve a one (1) year term in accordance with the Rules and Regulations for advisory boards as determined by the Board of County Commissioners.

Section 2.

The Parks and Recreation Department Director, or designee shall attend all regular sessions of the Advisory Council, and same shall serve as an ex-officio member of the Council.

ARTICLE III Board Officers

Section 1.

The officers of the Advisory Council shall be a Chairman and Vice-Chairman, each of whom will serve in these capacities during their respective terms of office. The officers shall be elected annually by the Advisory Council members.

Section 2.

In the event of the resignation of the Chairman, the Vice-Chairman will assume that office and the Advisory Council shall elect a new Vice-Chairman to complete the remainder of the term.

Section 3.

The Parks Support Services Administrative Secretary, or designee, shall serve in the capacity of the Advisory Council Executive Secretary.

ARTICLE IV Duties of Board

Section 1.

The Advisory Council Chairman shall preside over all meetings, and perform such duties as may be determined by the Advisory Council to be in furtherance of the goals of said Board. The Chairman shall be an ex-officio member of all committees.

Section 2.

The Advisory Council Executive Secretary shall notify all Council members and the offices of each County Commissioner of all meetings; shall prepare an agenda in consultation with the Advisory Council members and communicate same to each member one week prior to meetings by the most expedient means possible. Reports and any other pertinent information shall also accompany said notification. The Executive Secretary to the Council will keep minutes of the Advisory Council meetings, conduct such correspondence as the Advisory Council may direct, shall forward copies of all minutes to each County Commissioner and shall perform such other duties as determined by the Advisory Council.

Section 3.

The Advisory Council shall assist the Board of County Commissioners and the Parks and Recreation Director in the planning and research functions allied to its aim and purposes, and make an annual input during the budget process toward the needs of the Council.

ARTICLE V Duties of Parks and Recreation Director

Section 1.

The Parks and Recreation Director, or designee, shall make the Board of County Commissioners aware of the recommendations of the Advisory Council; shall serve as technical advisor to the same; and promote the provision(s) of satisfactory marine opportunities for all residents of Brevard County, Florida. These duties shall be classified as follows:

  1. Administration:
    To administer the work of the Advisory Council in accordance with the policies established by said Board; to create and supervise an efficient organization to the end that maximum service will be provided to all residents at reasonable cost.
  2. Planning and Research:
    To conduct studies of local marine conditions and needs affecting immediate and long range plans to meet these needs; to check the effectiveness of the Advisory Council's services; and to keep informed as to development in the marine field.
  3. Public Relations:
    To interpret the overall program, its philosophy and objectives through every suitable means; to establish and maintain cooperative planning and working relationships with all community agencies, governmental and private.
  4. Program:
    To develop a broad program of activities and services; to meet needs and desires of residents and visitors; and to coordinate the organization and conduct of the overall marine program.
  5. Finance:
    To direct the expenditures of funds allocated to Brevard County in furtherance of the program, in accordance with budget appropriations and the policies of the finance structure of the Board of County Commissioners; to prepare budget estimates as needed; and to supervise the maintenance of complete and accurate records for the Advisory Council.
  6. Areas and Facilities:
    To recommend or direct, where appropriate, the acquisition, design, construction, and operation of marine-related areas and facilities under the control of the Advisory Council; and to arrange for their proper maintenance and operation where required.
  7. Records and Reports:
    Records and Reports: To keep careful and complete records of Advisory Council activities and services, and to prepare regular and special reports as may be requested or required.

ARTICLE VI Board Meetings

Section 1.

Regular meetings of the Advisory Council shall be held monthly on specific days. Times and locations as determined by the Advisory Council in conjunction with the Parks and Recreation Department, will be specified unless otherwise ordered. Special meetings may be held at any time and place at the call of the Chairman or upon request of at least two (2) members of the Advisory Council.

Section 2.

A quorum shall consist of a majority of the members of the Advisory Council.

Section 3.

The Order of Business of the Advisory Council shall be:

  • Call to Order
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Agenda Items
  • Old Business
  • Action
  • Reports
  • Attendance Review
  • Public Input
  • Adjournment

Section 4.

The rules governing excused and non-excused absences from Advisory Council meetings shall be as promulgated by Brevard County.

Section 5.

Advisory Council meetings will be conducted under Robert's Rules of Order.

ARTICLE VII Committees

Section 1.

The Chairman or his/her designee shall appoint such committees as may be necessary. However, said committees shall be appointed only in accordance to real need on either a continuous basis or as needed for a specific time and project.

Section 2.

The Chairman and the Parks and Recreation Director, or designee, shall be ex-officio members of all committees and shall be notified of all meetings.

ARTICLE VIII Miscellaneous

Section 1.

The entire membership of the Advisory Council shall consider it a civic duty to attend all meetings and shall endeavor to make fair and just decisions to the benefit of all Brevard County residents, and shall aid in interpreting to the public at large the objectives of the programs and issues of Brevard County as it pertains to marine matters.

Section 2.

The Advisory Council shall make recommendations relative to the planning, policies, and conduct of diversified marine programs and services and the development of same to the Board of County Commission through the Director of the Parks and Recreation Department.

Section 3.

Advisory Council members shall represent the citizens as a whole and serve as liaison between the public and the County Commission; prepare recommendations which are conducive to the benefit of the people and the marine-interest field as a whole; and submit same to the County Commission through the Director of the Parks and Recreation Department.

Section 4.

The Advisory Council serves in an advisory capacity to the County Commission, in liaison with the Parks and Recreation Department, and shall not assume any administrative tasks except through the Parks and Recreation Director, or designee.

Section 5.

A major function of the Advisory Council shall be to serve in a public relations role to the general public, interpreting the total services and problems of marine nature and reporting to the Parks and Recreation Department and the Board of County Commissioners.

ARTICLE IX Amendments

Section 1.

These Rules and Regulations may be amended at any regular meeting of the Brevard County Marine Advisory Council by a two-thirds vote, providing that the amendment has been submitted in writing at the previous regular meeting.

Brevard County Marine Advisory Council Tom McGill, Chairman

As approved by the Council on 10/18/01

Changes to the By-laws

The following documents are available to the public via Public Records Request. If you need the document(s) in an alternate format for accessibility purposes (e.g. Braille, large print, audio, etc.) or in Section 508 compliant format please note that in the request. Note: this may take additional time.
  • Resolution 01-216 - amended Resolution 99-258 to add a mission statement and scope of work
  • Resolution 06-115 - amended Resolutions 99-258 and 01-216 to realign the Brevard County Marine Advisory Council's administration responsibilities from the Parks and Recreation Department to the Agricultural and Extension Services Office and the support functions from the Parks and Recreation Department to the Natural Resources Management Office

Brevard County Marine Advisory Council Member Listing 2020

The Brevard County Marine Advisory Council was established by Resolution 99-258 on November 9, 1999. Resolution 01-216 adopted on May 8, 2001, amended the previous Resolution to include the Council’s Mission Statement and Scope of Work. There shall be ten members of the Council, with each Commissioner appointing two members. Members’ terms shall expire after one year, or with the term of the appointing Commissioner, whichever comes first. A quorum is equal to a majority of members./p>

Chris Navarro
2410 Bridgeport Circle
Rockledge, Florida 32955
Phone: 321-863-3593
Email: chrisnavarrocsi@gmail.com
Term Expires: 12/31/21
Appointed by District 1
Patrick Mulligan
2397 Newfound Harbor Drive
Merritt Island, Florida 32952
Phone: 321-459-0148
Cell: 321-794-5493
Email: pmmulligan@gmail.com
Term Expires: 12/31/
Appointed by District 1
Kelly Haugh
1300 Girard Boulevard
Merritt Island, Florida 32952
Phone: 321-449-0827
Email: covergirl1300@gmail.com
Term Expires: 12/31/21
Appointed by District 2
Frank Golan
5855 Broad Acres Street
Merritt Island, Florida 32952
Phone: 321-482-5592
Cell: 321-514-5050
Email: fcgolan@yahoo.com
Term Expires: 12/31/21
Appointed by District 2
Monique Miller
1309 Braun Street
Palm Bay, Florida 32905
Cell: 321-243-8449
Email: gowindivin@yahoohoo.com
Term Expires: 12/31
Appointed by District 3
John Reisert
4105 Aria Drive
Melbourne, Florida 32904
Cell: 954-562-1800
Email: mreisert@cfl.rr.com
Term Expires: 12/31
Appointed by District 4
Nick Sanzone (CHAIR)
565 Cassia Boulevard
Satellite Beach, Florida 32937
Cell: 321-213-2879
Phone: 321-773-4409
Email: nsanzone@satellitebeach.org
Term Expires: 12/31/21
Appointed by District 4
John “Jay” Woltering
2108 Prillo Road, South East
Palm Bay, Florida 32909
Phone: 859-866-0624
Email: jay.woltering@yahoo.com
Term Expires: 12/31
Appointed by District 5
John Mongioi (VICE CHAIR)
809 Vance Circle, North East
Palm Bay, Florida 32905
Phone: 321-725-2823
Cell: 321-431-5484
Email: jmongioi@gmail.com
Term Expires: 12/31/21
Appointed by District 5

Staff Liaisons

Matt Culver, Natural Resources Management Department,  Matt.Culver@brevardfl.gov, 321-482-7970

Holly Abeels, University of Florida/IFA Extension Center,  habeels@ufl.edu, 321-633-1702

Council Secretary, Carol Gerundo, Carol.Gerundo@brevardfl.gov, 321-633-2016

Educational Links

Boating and Angling Guide to Brevard County

Produced by Brevard County Parks and Recreation Department, Brevard County Marine Advisory Council, and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Fish and Wildlife Research Institute.

Includes a chart of the Intracoastal Waterway and Indian River Lagoon in Brevard County depicting:

  • Main Channels
  • Seagrasses
  • Boating Speed Zones
  • Anchorages
  • Aquatic Preserves
  • Fishing Piers
  • Marinas & Boat Ramps open to the public

The guide also features information about Indian River Lagoon habitats and animals, popular sport fish, boating safety and protocol, and a resource directory of agencies. Tables provide details of marina services, and natural resource information. Free boater’s guides are available at many marinas, tackle shops, boating supply stores and other marine businesses in Brevard County.

To request guides, contact Matt Culver, Boating & Waterways Program Coordinator at Matt.Culver@brevardfl.gov or by phone: (321) 633-2016.

Boating and Waterway Information & Resources

The following documents are available to the public via Public Records Request. If you need the document(s) in an alternate format for accessibility purposes (e.g. Braille, large print, audio, etc.) or in Section 508 compliant format please note that in the request. Note: this may take additional time.
  • Comprehensive Maritime Management Master Plan (CM3P)
  • Brevard Boating Characterization Report 2007
  • Derelict Vessel Process Flowchart
  • Derelict Vessel Landfill Fee Waiver
  • Marinas In Brevard County (By City)
  • Marinas In Brevard County (Alphabetical)
  • Boating and Angling Guide - Front
  • Boating and Angling Guide - Back

Brevard County is currently in the process of implementing changes to increase the accessibility of information and documents on its website.  If you require assistance to better access these documents or information contained therein please contact the County’s ADA Coordinator by phone at (321)-637-5347 or by email at ADACompliance@brevardfl.gov

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