Manasota Chapter

The main focus of the Manasota chapter is to better serve FWEA members located in Manatee, Sarasota, DeSoto, Hardee, and Highland Counties by holding quarterly meetings on topics geared toward enhancing professional development of its members.  Reaching out to students and the community in the area is also one of the chapter’s primary focuses.

Our events include:

  • Summer Member Appreciation Social
  • Quarterly Luncheons
  • CIP Night Social with AWWA
  • 3rd Annual Sporting Clay Event
  • Annual Winter Social with FWEA, AWWA, ASCE, APWA and FES
  • Kayak Event and Picnic benefiting Water for People and FWEA Scholarship Fund

If you are interested in supporting the chapter as a sponsor, please visit the HERE for available sponsorship options.

VIEW our Chapter's newsletter. 

If you are interested in getting involved with the chapter, please contact any of the officers.



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Mike Nixon | McKim and Creed
(941) 379-3404

Vice Chair
John Banks | City of Venice
(941) 882-7297

Kyle Ward | Carollo Engineers
(941) 371-9832

Madeline Kender | Kimley Horn
(941) 379-7604

Wendy Conn | VHB
(941) 921-4183

Michael Jankowski | McKim & Creed
(727) 442-7196

Rachel Cantor | RC Associates

Founding Chair
Kristiana Dragash, P.E. | Carollo Engineers
(941) 371-9832

Past Chair
Mike Knowles | Greeley and Hansen
(941) 378-3579

Director At Large
Lindsay Marten | Stantec Consulting
(941) 806-7702

Utility Liaisons
Mike Acosta | City of North Port
Tony Centurione | City of Sarasota
Jeff Goodwin | Manatee County
Pete Hardy | Sarasota County
Stephen Kipfinger | Charlotte County
Javier Vargas | City of Venice

Members At Large
Laura Baumberger Carollo Engineers
(941) 371-9832

Chuck Hlavach | EnviroSales Of Florida, Inc.
(941) 343-9244

Julie Karleskint | Hazen and Sawyer
(941) 378-2862

Ashley Miele | Kimley-Horn
(941) 379-7616

Samantha Nehme | Stantec
​(941) 921-4183