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SBEP Citizens Advisory Committee approves four new members

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SARASOTA – The Sarasota Bay Estuary Program (SBEP) Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) approved four new members at its bimonthly meeting on Monday. The new members are Amanda Dominguez of Sarasota, Erin Martin of Bradenton, Mark Hirsch of Sarasota, and Alan Freedman of Sarasota.

Amanda Dominguez is an environmental specialist working for Sarasota County. Erin Martin, PhD teaches biology at the University of South Florida Sarasota - Manatee. Mark Hirsch is retired from a career in teaching and business. Alan Freedman is also retired with a background in corporate communications, publishing and real estate.

The 28-member CAC provides public input to support SBEP planning and promotes the SBEP mission and its various programs throughout Sarasota and Manatee County. Current members include parents, grandparents, educators, former elected representatives, business owners, environmental advocates, scientists, ecologists, realtors, and engineers. Learn more at