The Lake Worth Drainage District (District) Board of Supervisors announced the appointment of Tommy B. Strowd, P.E. as the agency’s new Executive Director, effective March 29, 2019. Strowd succeeds Robert M. Brown who retired after 35 years of public service.
Strowd joined the Lake Worth Drainage District in April 2014 as the Director of Operations & Maintenance. He has more than 35 years of experience in civil, environmental and water resource engineering in the public and private sectors. Prior to joining the District, Strowd served as the Assistant Executive Director of Operations, Maintenance & Construction for the South Florida Water Management District. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Oceanographic Technology from Florida Institute of Technology and is a professional engineer registered in the State of Florida since 1983.
Strowd stated, “I am honored to be appointed as Executive Director of the Lake Worth Drainage District. I consider it the highpoint of my career and look forward to continuing to serve our residents and property owners to ensure effective flood control and water supply for Palm Beach County.”
Founded in 1915, the Lake Worth Drainage District is an independent special district that manages water resources and provides flood control for approximately 800,000 residents and more than 10,000 acres of agricultural land in southeastern Palm Beach County.