OLDSMAR — Gov. Rick Scott appointed Oldsmar City Manager Bruce Haddock to the Florida State Emergency Response Commission on Monday afternoon.
The commission is responsible for implementing federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act provisions in Florida and serving as a technical advisor and information clearinghouse for state and federal hazardous materials programs, according to an Oldsmar city press release.
Haddock has been Oldsmar city manager since 1986.
Haddock will represent the Florida League of Cities, a cooperative of over 400 cities, town and villages throughout Florida.
“This is important not only to our residents and businesses, but also the tens of thousands of visitors that come to our great state,” Oldsmar Mayor Doug Bevis said in the release. “It is with great pride that Governor Scott has appointed [Haddock] to this committee. We know that he will serve the residents of the state of Florida proudly, just as he does within the great city of Oldsmar.”
One of the commission’s functions is to conduct quarterly public meetings in varying locations throughout the state.
SERC membership is comprised to 23 governor-appointed individuals who represent the combined interests of state and local government, emergency services, industry and environment.