SANTA ROSA BEACH — Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam has appointed Kriss Faulk as a commissioner for the South Walton County Mosquito Control District.
Faulk’s appointment is for the unexpired term of the district commission office held by her late husband, Ronald A. Faulk, who passed away April 2. Commissioner Putnam’s appointment is for the term of office expiring Nov. 6.
“I’m honored to complete the commitment Ronnie made to the people of South Walton County when he was elected in 2014,” Faulk said. “He was dedicated to his service on the district commission and was excited about running for re-election in 2018 on his record of accomplishment the past three years. I will pick up his banner and carry it to the end of his term.”
The South Walton County Mosquito Control District is governed by a three-member commission, each serving four-year terms which are staggered. Upon a commission vacancy, Florida Statutes authorize the Commissioner of Agriculture to fill the vacant seat by appointment for the balance of the term of office.
Commissioner Putnam announced Faulk’s appointment on April 30. His announcement thanked her for her willingness to serve and extended his condolences on her loss.
The South Walton County Mosquito Control District is one of 61 such districts in Florida. Created by the Florida legislature in 1964, its duties are to suppress the mosquito population and monitor threats to public health from the diseases carried by mosquitoes.
For more information, visit www.southwaltonmosquitocontrol.org.