Utility’s Annual Elections Scheduled for January 19

Posted on January 12, 2021 by Staff reports

The Holley-Navarre Water System Inc. will hold its Annual Meeting, including election of directors, on
January 19, 2021. The meeting will be called to order at 7 a.m., and voting will take place from 7:30 a.m.
through 7 p.m.

The Annual Meeting take place in the HNWS board room, located at 8574 Turkey Bluff Road. Anyone needing
additional information may contact Barbara Carawan, Administrative Operations Manager, at Holley-Navarre Water System, Inc.

Longtime board members William Goulet and Daryl Lynchard are not seeking re-election to their seats.

Incumbent Mark Miller is the only incumbent seeking re-election; he was appointed to fill the seat of Kevin Lanier, who moved out of the franchise area. 

Four candidates have signed up to fill the three openings: Joe Campbell, Mark Miller, Eric Sgarlata, and William Thiel.

Following are the biographies provided by the candidates to the utility:

Joe Campbell: I am a retired 26-year Air Force CMSgt with experience developing manpower
requirements, resource allocation, and budgeting. Units I helped lead earned Best in Command three
times, Air Force runner up and Best Air Force Security Unit. I moved to Navarre in 2005 and I am a
supervisory Special Agent for a government security agency covering four states that has been accredited
with 12 National-level Security awards for Industry. I am active in the HBTS Homeowners Association
serving on Long Range Planning, Appeals, and Covenant Revitalization committees. I am currently Board
President. I am married to Angela Campbell, Executive Director, Navarre Area Board of Realtors.

Mark Miller: I have been married for 29 years with 2 adult children and 1 grandchild. I have lived in
Navarre for 26 years and I am a Realtor at Century 21 Island View. I am a current director for HNWS, so I
have the experience and knowledge of the issues currently facing our water system. I also currently serve
as an Officer and I am a Past-President of the Navarre Area Board of Realtors, and I am a past District Vice
President of Florida Realtors. My main goals if elected are to protect our quality and supply of water,
expand sewer availability, and keep rates low.

Eric Sgarlata: I served 11 years in the U.S. Air Force and I was medically retired due to a traumatic brain
injury that occurred during service. My primary military involvement was in line maintenance of F-16
Falcon and A-10 Warthog weapons systems. My military training and accolades include receipt of the
Aircraft Armament Systems CCAF Associates Degree. In 2010 and 2012 I was also a member of a load
crew team that was named “Load Crew of the Year” for Shaw Air Force Base. I participated in several
deployments to Kuwait and Jordan in support of Gulf region combat munitions loading operations, and
aircraft maintenance evolutions. I also deployed to numerous countries throughout Europe and Asia, and
participated in various Red flag/Green flag exercises in Alaska and Nevada, as well as other exercises all
over the United States. Following my completion of military service, it was my desire to find a career
where I could help veterans better their careers, so I accepted a position with Reliance Aerotech Services
as a recruiter helping veterans find meaningful employment. I look forward to serving on the HNWS Board
of Directors in hopes to become a part of the community.

William Thiel: I grew up on a family dairy farm in central Wisconsin. As a Commissioned Officer in USAF,
I served 27 years active duty as USAF Officer and Fighter Pilot. I held several Command positions at
Squadron, Group and Wing levels. I retired as Colonel in 1998. After retirement I worked 15 years in
private sector for Science Application International Corporation in middle management overseeing in
excess of $70M in government contracts annually. I retired from private sector in 2014. I moved to
Navarre and have lived in Hidden Creek Estates since 2000. Education: BS in Applied Mathematics,
University of Wisconsin – 1971, MBA, University of Northern Colorado – 1976.