West Coast Inland Navigation District is governed by a board of commissioners, which meets approximately six times per year. The member counties elect one county commissioner to serve on this board. The following are the members on the board:
Christopher ConstanceCharlotte County Commissioner
Christopher Constance is currently serving his second term on the Board of the Charlotte County Commission. A graduate John Hopkins and Stony Brook University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine. In addition to a successful career as a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Mr. Constance has held a wide range of public service positions.
Mailing address: 18500 Murdock Circle, Suite 536, Port Charlotte, FL 33948
Ron CutsingerSarasota County Commissioner
Ron Cutsinger was elected to the Sarasota County Commission in November 2020. He has served as a member of civic and nonprofit community service organizations. He has also served on the Sarasota County Affordable Housing Advisory Committee and recognized by the Friends of the Legacy Trail for his support of the successful referendum to extend the trail.
Jason Bearden was elected to the Manatee Board of County Commissioners in 2021. Jason is an accomplished entrepreneur, National non-profit leader, speaker and Iraq combat veteran. He served in the United States Marine Corps for over eight years and completed his service as a Marine Corps Scout Sniper Team Leader and Staff Sergeant (E-6). Jason also holds an Executive MBA from the University of South Florida.
Janson and his wife, Katie, are the proud parents of two children. Together, they serve their community with Jason holding the title of National Vice President and Local President of the Full Gospel Business Gatekeepers Organization.
Kevin Ruane was elected to the Lee Board of County Commissioners in 2020 after serving as the Mayor of Sanibel for more than a decade. He had visited Sanibel for 20 years with his family before purchasing a home there in 2004. Hurricane Charley quickly turned Kevin’s attention to becoming a public servant. He signed on as a member of the Hurricane Damage Assessment Team in Sanibel.
Kevin was appointed to the Sanibel City Council to serve an interim position in February 2007. In May 2007, he was elected for a seat on the City Council. He was re-elected in March 2009 and was appointed Mayor in March 2010. Kevin attended both undergraduate and graduate schools at Pace University with a concentration in account and taxation.
Mailing Address: Lee County, PO Box 398, Fort Myers, FL 33902