West Coast Inland Navigation District is governed by a board of commissioners, which meets approximately six times per year. The member counties elect one county commissioner to serve on this Board. The following are the members on the Board:
Charlotte County Commissioner
Christopher Constance is currently serving his second term on the Board of the Charlotte County Commission. A graduate John Hopkins and Stony Brook University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine. In addition to a successful career as a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Mr. Constance has held a wide range of public service positions.
Mailing address: 18500 Murdock Circle, Suite 536, Port Charlotte, FL 33948
Manatee County Commissioner
Carol Whitmore is a native of Michigan, and she is a graduate of Manatee Technical Institute. Ms. Whitmore has ably filled a variety of executive roles in a wide range of civic organizations and government bodies in and around Manatee County since 1991.
Mailing address: P.O. Box 1000, Bradenton, FL 34206
Charles D. Hines
Sarasota County Commissioner
Charles D. Hines, elected to the Sarasota County Commission in 2012. Mr. Hines is an attorney in Venice and has been practicing law for 22 years in Sarasota County. He is very active in various civic organizations, and has coached numerous youth sports teams.
Mailing address: 1660 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34236
Lee County Commissioner
Brian Hamman is a proud Lee County native. A graduate of Cape Coral High School, Brian earned an associate’s degree from Florida Southwestern State College (formerly Edison State College) and a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida Gulf Coast University. In the private sector, Brian is a licensed realtor and spent 10 years in television working his way up from the “camera guy” to a news anchor on the nightly news. In addition, he worked as a financial advisor for Edward Jones and oversaw market development for CenturyLink. Brian has spent years working and living in our community, listening to people and understanding firsthand what it takes to make Lee County a great place to live, work and raise a family. Brian’s priorities are to bring jobs to our community, keep taxes low and protect the beautiful environment that draws so many to Lee County. Brian and his wife Rebecca reside in Cape Coral with their two children, Kaitlyn and Jacob. Brian remains active in the community, serving on various boards and volunteering at his church, Crosspoint Christian.
Mailing Address: Lee County, PO Box 398, Fort Myers, FL 33902