About the Speaker

As the St. Johns Riverkeeper, Lisa Rinaman serves as the chief advocate and public's voice for the St. Johns River.

Her responsibilities include holding regulatory agencies and those polluting the river accountable; identifying and advocating for solutions that will protect and restore the river; working with government entities, businesses, community leaders and citizens to resolve problems that impact the river’s health; and communicating with the media and the public to educate and raise awareness about important river-related issues.

As a former senior staff member for Jacksonville Mayors John Delaney and John Peyton, Lisa Rinaman has extensive experience building consensus around issues and helped implement numerous environmental initiatives and river friendly policies.

Lisa was instrumental in the creation of Waterkeepers Florida, a formal collaboration of 15 Waterkeeper Alliance programs united across the state. She is also one of the founding members of the Free the Ocklawaha River Coalition working to reunite Silver Springs, the Ocklawaha and the St. Johns as the Great Florida Riverway.

She enjoys Florida’s waters and natural wonders with her husband, Mark, and two boys, Mark Jr. and August.