St. Johns River Water Management District – Michael Register, Executive Director
Hybrid Meeting – Mar. 23, 2023
Michael Register is a registered professional engineer in Florida with a Master of Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Florida. During his 32-year career at the District, he has worked in the District’s regulatory, engineering, ground and surface water modeling, water supply planning, and minimum flow and levels programs. While leading the regulatory programs, he instituted reforms to improve the permitting process and increase efficiency and effectiveness. He developed an agricultural assistance team and agricultural cost share programs to help agricultural operators comply with regulatory requirements and implement conservation practices. In the area of water supply planning, he led the development and adoption of water supply plans for each of the District’s three planning areas and oversaw the development and adoption of minimum flows and levels for 5 Outstanding Florida Springs (including the iconic Silver Springs) ensuring their protection for future generations. In September of 2021, Michael was selected by the District’s 9-member Governing Board to lead the organization as its new Executive Director. Michael lives in his hometown of Seville, Florida with his wife of 36 years on their family farm which she operates with their son.