The Office of Cabinet Affairs serves as DEP’s clearinghouse for all items for presentation to the Governor and Florida Cabinet, which includes the Attorney General, Chief Financial Officer, and Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services, sitting as the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund and the Power Plant Siting Board.
The Office of Cabinet Affairs coordinates the preparation of Cabinet agenda items pertaining to the acquisition, administration, disposition and use of state lands with DEP's divisions and district offices, water management districts and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
Staff also provides technical and logistical support to DEP executive staff, Cabinet level reviews of agenda items, and transmittal of these items to the Governor and Cabinet. Serving as a liaison with the Cabinet offices, DEP's Office of Cabinet Affairs coordinates overall programmatic assignments with the deputy secretary of Land and Recreation or other DEP staff as needed.
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The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.