Miami-Dade County
F.I.N.D. Appointment Date: June 4, 2007

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Spencer Crowley is a land-use and environmental attorney and shareholder with the law firm of Akerman Senterfitt in Miami, FL. Mr. Crowley's practice focuses on large scale land use and environmental permitting matters, including zoning, growth management, urban development, transportation, sovereignty submerged lands, coastal regulation, marina permitting, wetlands, and water resources. He has worked with the Governor's Commission for a Sustainable South Florida, the South Florida Water Management District, and the Duke University Wetlands Center in the Florida Everglades. In addition to his private practice, Spencer serves on several waterfront boards. In 2008 County Commissioner Carlos Gimenez appointed Spencer to the committee charged with reviewing and recommending changes to Miami-Dade County's Manatee Protection Plan. In 2007, he was appointed by Governor Charlie Crist to serve as Miami-Dade County Commissioner for the Florida Inland Navigation District. In 2005 Miami Mayor Manny Diaz appointed Spencer to the City of Miami's Waterfront Advisory Board where he served as chair. Prior to joining Akerman Senterfitt, Mr. Crowley worked at Gunster Yoakley in Miami and Hopping Green & Sams, in Tallahassee.

INTERESTS: Boating, fishing, diving, music, Florida football, Duke basketball, native habitat restoration and BBQ.

UNIQUE STORY: Spent summers during high school in Marsh Harbor where I developed a lifelong love of the tropical marine environment which I hope to impart to my four children.

2001: J.D., University of Florida, Law Review, Environmental Moot Court, Certificate in Environmental and Land Use Law
2001: M.B.A., University of Florida, Specialization in Real Estate and Urban Analysis
1998: M.A., University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
1996: A.B., Duke University, attended summer semester at Duke University Marine Lab, worked for the Duke Wetlands Center in the Florida Everglades. Majors: Environmental Science and Policy, Geology