Doreen Overstreet, Public Information Officer, Orange County Government
Doreen.Overstreet@ocfl.net or 407-468-5851

Orange County Government’s Liz Johnson Recognized with Environmental Excellence Award

Orlando, Fla. – Recently, the National Academy of Board Certified Environmental Professionals recognized Orange County Government’s Liz Johnson for her three decades of contributions to the environmental profession with the 2018 Dr. Richard J. Kramer, CEP, Memorial Award for Environmental Excellence.

Johnson, who serves as assistant manager of Orange County’s Environmental Protection Division, was recognized for her exemplary leadership to the environmental profession and creative excellence in numerous areas of her profession, including environmental management, sustainability, community outreach and partnerships.

“Balancing a property owner’s rights to a reasonable use of their property with environmental conservation is challenging to say the least,” said David Jones, manager of Orange County’s Environmental Protection Division. “Through her experience, expertise and communication abilities, Liz has negotiated this process time after time with impressive skill.”

In addition to her vital role at Orange County, Johnson previously served with the St. Johns River Water Management District as a regulatory scientist supervisor, where she was involved in permitting a number of important projects in the community, including Baldwin Park — a development that serves as a great example of harmony between the built and natural environments.

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About the Academy of Board Certified Environmental Professionals: The Academy of Board Certified Environmental Professionals (ABCEP) is a professional association dedicated to serving the environmental professional community. It is the lead organization certifying environmental professionals; maintaining exemplary standards of ethics and technical practice; and supporting individuals, the profession and the public relying upon its services. The Academy’s primary mission is to confer the Certified Environmental Professional credential to meritorious environmental professionals found to meet exemplary standards of ethics and technical practice. The process used by the ABCEP to certify environmental professionals is accredited by the Council of Engineering & Scientific Specialty Boards.

About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its citizens and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world-famous theme parks, the nation’s second-largest convention center, and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners including the Mayor who is elected countywide. For more information, please visit www.OCFL.net or go to the Orange County Facebook and Twitter pages.

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