County hires Latham as new Environmental Services Director

For Clay Today
Posted 3/17/21

GREEN COVE SPRINGS – The Clay County Board of County Commissioners recently welcomed a new Environmental Services Director, Charlie Latham. Latham brings 27 years of experience in the waste …

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County hires Latham as new Environmental Services Director

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GREEN COVE SPRINGS – The Clay County Board of County Commissioners recently welcomed a new Environmental Services Director, Charlie Latham. Latham brings 27 years of experience in the waste recycling industry with management experience at several national and regional companies, including Browning Ferris Industries, United Waste, Superior Services, Coastal Recycling and most recently with Waste Management.   

As Director of Environmental Services, Latham’s responsibilities include overseeing solid waste disposal and fee assessments, managing solid waste technical programs such as groundwater monitoring, maintenance, surveying, sampling of gas, and water in the county’s closed landfills and overseeing operations at the County’s Environmental Convenience Centers, transfer stations, scale house and yard waste processing facility.

Latham graduated from Jacksonville Fletcher High in 1977 and received a bachelor’s degree in political science and international relations from the University of Florida in 1981.

Latham was commissioned as an Officer in the United States Navy in 1981 serving as a Surface Warfare Officer with an engineering subspecialty. He completed four tours of duty on the USS Saratoga, USS Gemini, USS Gladiator, and USS Arthur W Radford, and taught Naval Engineering at the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps, University of Florida, before he left active duty as a command qualified Lieutenant Commander and certified Naval Engineer in 1994. Latham also served his community as Mayor of Jacksonville Beach for two terms, served on the Executive Board of the North Florida Transportation Planning Organization, and on the Board of Directors of the Florida League of Mayors. The Florida League of Cities named him “Home Rule Hero” in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

“Charlie brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Clay County, and we are pleased to have him on board to address future waste management needs as our communities continue to grow,” said BCC Chairman Mike Cella.

Latham’s office is located at the Rosemary Hill Solid Waste Management facility, and he can be reached by phone at (904) 529-5269 or by email at charles.latham@claycountygov.com.

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