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Sherri Swanson joins the SBEP Citizens Advisory Committee

SARASOTA – Sherri Swanson was approved for membership by the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program (SBEP) Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) on Monday. Sherri has worked as a Senior Environmental Scientist for HDR since 2006. HDR is a global employee-owned firm providing architecture, engineering, environmental, and construction related services. She worked previously as a Project Scientist for Sarasota County from 2003 to 2006. Sherri lives in Sarasota with her husband Andy.

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

Sherri is close to completing a Masters of Art Degree in Global Sustainability with a focus on Water from the University of South Florida. She completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental, Soil and Water Science from the University of Arkansas in 2000. Sherri is a Certified Professional Wetland Scientist. She’s also the sustainability manager with the Sarasota Bay Water Festival and a key volunteer leader. HDR is the Host Sponsor of the festival for 2013.