Collier Mosquito Control District Commissioner David Farmer Named 2020 Outstanding Elected Official
The Florida Planning and Zoning Association (FPZA) has named Collier Mosquito Control District (District) Commissioner David Farmer as its 2020 Outstanding Elected Official. FPZA promotes cooperation among planning and zoning officials, encouraging the observance of sound practices for the development of natural resources and elimination of pollution.
Farmer is a 30-year resident of Collier County who has dedicated his career to ensuring future residents inherit land and water which provides for a high quality of life. During the past 10 years, he has served as an elected Commissioner for the District.
“It is an honor to serve my community, and I’m proud of working with all of the past and current commissioners to guide the District’s policies and procedures,” says Farmer. “The most exciting accomplishment over the past 10 years is developing a plan to expand the District’s facilities and update the well-used aircraft fleet for the next 30 years.”
Farmer is a professional engineer and certified planner. Through his work as CEO of Metro Forecasting Models – a land-use modeling and population growth firm – he advises Collier County government on issues including the transfer of development rights and long-range planning for sustainability.
“Commissioner Farmer has consistently championed sound fiscal planning and budgeting during his time on our Board,” says District Executive Director Patrick Linn. “This award is well deserved, both for his service to our community and for his determination of ensuring the health of our residents and the local ecosystem.”
Farmer is a Leadership Collier 2011 graduate and was appointed by Governor Rick Scott to serve two terms on the Big Cypress Basin Board of the South Florida Water Management District from 2011-2017. He has also served on numerous community boards and committees including the Naples Better Government Committee and the Urban Land Institute SW Florida District Council.
About Collier Mosquito Control District
The Collier Mosquito Control District (the District), created in 1950, is an Independent Special District of the State of Florida contributing to the health, welfare, and comfort of District residents through integrated pest management programs that suppress mosquito populations. These programs use the safest and most economical means available to enhance quality of life while having minimal adverse effects on people, wildlife, and the environment. The District is dedicated to using best practices to uphold the public trust, applying sound science, and maintaining economic responsibility. For more information, call (239) 436-1000 or visit www.cmcd.org.