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Establishment and Duties

Board action of May 20, 2003, approved, through Resolution R2003-60, the establishment of the Escambia Marine Advisory Committee [EMAC] (formerly known as the Marine Recreation and Marine Resources Committee). This Resolution replaces the Committee’s Bylaws adopted by the Board on March 15, 2001, and amended on August 1, 2002. The EMAC is charged to explore research, provide technical expertise, and make recommendations to the BCC regarding the development, administration and preservation of the County’s marine resources. 

Eligibility Criteria and Composition

The EMAC shall be composed of 11 voting members. All members of the EMAC shall be electors of the County. Six members shall constitute a quorum.


Each Commissioner shall appoint two members who shall serve concurrently with the appointing Commissioner’s current term of office. The County Administrator shall appoint one member who shall serve a four-year term.

Meeting Schedule and Frequency

The EMAC shall establish a schedule of regular meetings, which shall be held at least monthly.


  • Capt. Mark F. Moore, District 1
    Term of Office: 9/1/2016-11/2024

  • Donald B. Loerch, District 1
    Term of Office: 7/18/2023 – 11/2024

  • Glenn E. Conrad Jr., District 2
    Term of Office: Reappointed thru 11/2026

  • Clinton D. Retherford, District 2
    Term of Office: Reappointed thru 11/2026

  • Vacant, District 3

  • Joseph L. Denmon, District 3
    Term of Office: 2/2/17 – 11/2024

  • Peter Gaddy III, District 4
    Term of Office: 
    Reappointed thru 11/2026

  • Derek P. Greene, District 4
    Term of Office: Reappointed thru 11/2026

  • Kerry J. Freeland, District 5
    Term of Office: 
    2/7/19 – 11/2024

  • Cathy Watson, District 5
    Term of Office: 
    4/22/21 – 11/2024

  • Michael A. Lewis, Administrator
    Term of Office: 04/8/21 - 04/7/2025


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