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Seigler named District's new Executive Director

HAVANA - Lyle Seigler has been appointed Executive Director of the Northwest Florida Water Management District by its Governing Board.

Seigler replaces Brett Cyphers, who resigned to care for his oldest daughter as she undergoes cancer treatments. Cyphers served as the Executive Director for eight years and as the Assistant Executive Director for two years.

“Our hearts are with Brett as he focuses on what is most important right now – his daughter and her health and his family,” Governing Board Chairman George Roberts. “We appreciate all he has accomplished for the residents of northwest Florida and applaud his dedication to protecting the precious natural resources in our part of the state.

“We are fortunate to have Lyle ready to step into this position and continue to guide the dedicated and talented staff at the District as they continue to best serve northwest Florida. Lyle has shown in his previous roles at the District he is more than ready for this assignment.”

Seigler has served as the District’s Chief of Staff for the past two years. Prior to that, he was the Director of the District’s Regulatory Division.

“Our entire staff was heartbroken to learn of Brett’s decision, but we will continue to support him and his family as they navigate through this challenge,” Seigler said. “I am humbled and grateful for the opportunity to build upon the successes Brett has overseen and look forward to working with our Governing Board and staff to continue to serve the residents of northwest Florida.”

Seigler’s previous work experience includes stints as an administrator with the Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Transportation, and as County Administrator for Walton County.

Seigler’s appointment is subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.