Natural Resources Staff


Mark Brown, Natural Resources Program Manager Mark’s environmental career spans 38 years in Florida, including several years employed with engineering & environmental consulting firms (BCI-Lakeland, PBS&J-Tampa) and the remaining with various public agencies [USDA-NRCS, Polk County, SWFWMD (twice), FDOT-District 7, Hillsborough County, City of Gainesville, Alachua County]. His experiences include a range of technical environmental assessment & regulatory permitting, project design and program managerial positions involving ecological evaluations, habitat restoration, wetland mitigation, and habitat/land management. His EPD responsibilities include management, supervision, collaboration and coordination of development review (DRC, land use, zoning); assisting agencies, landowners and consultants with environmental assessments; coordination and collaboration with Alachua County’s nine municipalities.

​Phone: 352-264-6815,


Emily Rodriguez, Senior Enviromental Specialist  - A lifelong Alachua County resident, Emily graduated from the University of Florida with a Master’s degree in Forest Resources and Conservation. She enjoys birding, hiking, and paddling throughout north Florida and has a passion for native plant landscaping. Emily previously worked at EPD in the Water Resources Division enforcing the County’s irrigation rules. Her duties currently include citizen assistance and code enforcement for building and construction permits.

Phone: 352-264-6836,


Betty Rosenblatt, Senior Environmental Specialist - Betty's background in geology (specifically hydrogeology) has been invaluable in developing guidelines for signigicant geologic feature protection and water conservation planning. Her responsibilities include development review (building permits),dock permitting,compliance and enforcement. She has also been engaged in educational outreach efforts targeted particularly to lake shore home owners.

Phone: 352-264-6814,


Sandy McGee, Senior Environmental Specialist - Sandy's extensive background as a Regulatory Scientist with the St. Johns River Water Management District gives her invaluable experience in this position.  Her educational background is in Environmental Studies. Responsibilities include development review (building permits), compliance and enforcement.  She also volunteers for many educational outreach programs administered by the County and local schools. Her interests include exploring natural habitats and educating others in the same.

Phone: 352-264-6813,

Lili Kolluri 

Lili Kolluri, Senior Planner - Lili’s environmental career includes both private and public sector experience, working for environmental consulting firms (ESI, ECT) and public agencies (UF/IFAS Extension, City of Gainesville, Alachua County) in the Jacksonville and Gainesville areas. She graduated from the University of Florida with a Master’s degree in Forest Resources and Conservation and is an ISA Certified Arborist. Her duties at EPD include development review (DRC, land use, zoning), reviewing and assisting with environmental assessments, and coordination with the municipalities on compliance with the Countywide Wetlands and Natural Resources Protection Codes.

Phone: 352-256-6801,