A city of Gainesville water department employee has been named executive director of the Gainesville-based Lake Lanier Association.
Jennifer Flowers takes over for Joanna Cloud, who headed the advocacy group for about a decade before stepping down in April.
Flowers, who lives in Hall County, has “the education, work experience and competence to become a great asset for our association,” association president John Barker said in a news release issued Tuesday, July 16.
Barker noted Flowers’ experience with the Gainesville’s Department of Water Resources and said she “shares our passion for Lake Lanier and preserving our natural resources.”
Flowers is a University of Georgia graduate who also has a master’s degree in environmental law and policy from Vermont Law School. She also has been accepted into the 2019 class for the Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership, the release states.
“I believe Lake Lanier is the most important resource for the surrounding communities and arguably all of Metro Atlanta,” Flowers said.
“It is an economic driver for regional opportunities for recreation, area development and drinking water for residents and industries. Without Lake Lanier, the region and state would not be what they are today — which is why I am thrilled to be in this new role.”
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