Brevard Marine Advisory Council

The Brevard County Marine Advisory Council provides advice and guidance to the Board of County Commissioners. The scope of work includes all marine related issues to insure a well-maintained, safe, healthy and friendly marine environment for the residents and visiting user of our marine resources. As approved by the Board: May 8, 2001 Resolution 01-216.

Meetings

Meetings are held quarterly (February/May/August/November), on the third Thursday of the month, at 6:00 p.m. at the Brevard County Government Center, 2725 Fran Jamieson Way, Building C, 3rd Floor Florida Room C313, Viera, FL. Meetings may be rescheduled in order to address priority topics. Please contact Jaculin Watkins (jaculin.watkins@brevardfl.gov or 321-633-2016) to confirm the current schedule.

Scope

1. Economics

  • Economic Benefit Study
  • Funding

2. Education

  • Boating-Fishing-Watersports Literature
  • Information Guides
  • Boating Courses
  • Data Gathering and Surveys

3. Environment

  • Pump Out Stations
    • Stationary
    • Mobile
  • Stormwater Management
  • Dredging
  • Resource Protection and Management
  • Keep Brevard Beautiful
    • Maintenance
    • Clean Up
    • Recognition and Awards
    • Promote Citizen Involvement
    • Provide Checklist Status Feedback to Parks and Recreation

4. Marine Facilities

  • Boat Ramps
  • Mooring Fields
  • Water Transportation & Cruises
  • Marina Services

5. Promotion

  • Advertisements
  • Watersports Literature
  • Facility Literature
  • Information & Guides
  • Web Site
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Tourist Development Council (TDC)

6. Safety

  • Signage
    • Channel Markers
    • Regulatory
    • Information
    • Maintenance
  • Water Safety
    • Rules of the Road
    • Local Regulation
    • Hazards of Navigation
  • Derelict Vessels
  • Hurricane Preparation and Evacuation

7. Special Purpose Areas

  • Personal Water Craft
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind Surfing

8. Fresh Water Lakes

  • Air Boats
  • Marine Life Stocking
  • Personal Water Craft

Brevard County Marine Advisory Council Member Listing 2022

The Brevard County Marine Advisory Council was established by Resolution 99-258 on November 9, 1999. Resolution 01-216 adopted on May 8, 2001, amended the previous Resolution to include the Council’s Mission Statement and Scope of Work. There shall be ten members of the Council, with each Commissioner appointing two members. Members’ terms shall expire after one year, or with the term of the appointing Commissioner, whichever comes first. A quorum is equal to a majority of members./p>

Patrick Mulligan
2397 Newfound Harbor Drive
Merritt Island, Florida 32952
Phone: 321-459-0148
Cell: 321-794-5493
Email: pmmulligan@gmail.com
Term Expires: 12/31/23
Appointed by District 1
Kelly Haugh
1300 Girard Boulevard
Merritt Island, Florida 32952
Phone: 321-449-0827
Email: covergirl1300@gmail.com
Term Expires: 12/31/23
Appointed by District 2
Frank Golan
5855 Broad Acres Street
Merritt Island, Florida 32952
Phone: 321-482-5592
Cell: 321-514-5050
Email: fcgolan@yahoo.com
Term Expires: 12/31/23
Appointed by District 2
Monique Miller
1309 Braun Street
Palm Bay, Florida 32905
Cell: 321-243-8449
Email: gowindivin@yahoohoo.com
Term Expires: 12/31/23
Appointed by District 3
Frank Catino
468 St. Johns Drive
Satellite Beach, Florida 32937
Cell: 321-223-7700
Email: fcatino1@me.com
Term Expires: 12/31/23
Appointed by District 4
Nick Sanzone (CHAIR)
565 Cassia Boulevard
Satellite Beach, Florida 32937
Cell: 321-213-2879
Phone: 321-773-4409
Email: nsanzone@satellitebeach.org
Term Expires: 12/31/22
Appointed by District 4
John “Jay” Woltering
2108 Prillo Road, South East
Palm Bay, Florida 32909
Phone: 859-866-0624
Email: jay.woltering@yahoo.com
Term Expires: 12/31/23
Appointed by District 5
John Mongioi (VICE CHAIR)
2050 Mattison Drive, NE
Palm Bay, Florida 32905
Phone: 321-725-2823
Cell: 321-431-5484
Email: jmongioi@gmail.com
Term Expires: 12/31/23
Appointed by District 5

Staff Liaisons

Matt Culver, Natural Resources Management Department,  Matt.Culver@brevardfl.gov, 321-482-7970

Holly Abeels, University of Florida/IFA Extension Center,  habeels@ufl.edu, 321-633-1702

Council Secretary, Jaculin Watkins, jaculin.watkins@brevardfl.gov, 321-633-2016

Educational Links

Boating and Angling Guide to Brevard County

Produced by Brevard County Parks and Recreation Department, Brevard County Marine Advisory Council, and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Fish and Wildlife Research Institute.

Includes a chart of the Intracoastal Waterway and Indian River Lagoon in Brevard County depicting:

  • Main Channels
  • Seagrasses
  • Boating Speed Zones
  • Anchorages
  • Aquatic Preserves
  • Fishing Piers
  • Marinas & Boat Ramps open to the public

The guide also features information about Indian River Lagoon habitats and animals, popular sport fish, boating safety and protocol, and a resource directory of agencies. Tables provide details of marina services, and natural resource information. Free boater’s guides are available at many marinas, tackle shops, boating supply stores and other marine businesses in Brevard County.

To request guides, contact Matt Culver, Boating & Waterways Program Coordinator at Matt.Culver@brevardfl.gov or by phone: (321) 633-2016.

Boating and Waterway Information & Resources

The following documents are available to the public via Public Records Request. If you need the document(s) in an alternate format for accessibility purposes (e.g. Braille, large print, audio, etc.) or in Section 508 compliant format please note that in the request. Note: this may take additional time.
  • Comprehensive Maritime Management Master Plan (CM3P)
  • Brevard Boating Characterization Report 2007
  • Derelict Vessel Process Flowchart
  • Derelict Vessel Landfill Fee Waiver
  • Marinas In Brevard County (By City)
  • Marinas In Brevard County (Alphabetical)
  • Boating and Angling Guide - Front
  • Boating and Angling Guide - Back

Brevard County is currently in the process of implementing changes to increase the accessibility of information and documents on its website.  If you require assistance to better access these documents or information contained therein please contact the County’s ADA Coordinator by phone at (321)-637-5347 or by email at ADACompliance@brevardfl.gov