Supervisors serve 4-year terms.

Seats 1, 2, and 3 are filled at one general election and seats 4 and 5 are filled at the subsequent general election. Elections are non-partisan, and election is by popular vote. If a vacancy occurs mid-term, the seated Board of Supervisors may appoint an interested candidate to complete the vacant term of office.

The Englewood Water District was divided along voting precinct lines to form five (5) districts of approximately equal voting population. Two (2) of the districts encompass parts of Sarasota and Charlotte counties, two (2) are in Sarasota County, and one (1) is in Charlotte County. The district lines are examined every ten (10) years to find out if the voting populations remain nearly equal or if the boundaries need to be changed. Click HERE to view the current Supervisor Election District maps.

Taylor Meals – Chair

Election District Seat #2

Career Experience:

Taylor Chair Company, President & CEO
Buchan’s Landing Resort, Owner/Operator
Dearborn Corner Market, Owner/Operator


B.B.A. Marketing; University of Mississippi

Current Englewood Activities:

Member, Englewood-Cape Haze Chamber of Commerce
Vice-President, Olde Englewood Village Association (Past President)

Current Term of Office Expires November 2024

Rob Stern – Vice Chair

Election District Seat #5

Employment: 2014 to present, Owner of Stern & Bruns Garage
1992 to 2014, Senior Designer at DMK Associates, Inc.


Englewood Elementary
Lemon Bay High School
Tampa Technical Institute, Associates in Science

Other Experience:

Lemon Bay Sunrise Rotary (Past President)
Optimist Club of Englewood
Boy Scouts of America
United States Marine Corps, reserve 1985 to 1992


Englewood resident since 1969
Wife: LeAnn
Two children

Current Term of Office Expires November 2026

Lani Gaver

Election District Seat #1


Retired from The Englewood Water District in June 2020 after 20+ years in Customer Service and billing, finishing my career as the Manager of Customer Service.

Westminster Christian, Miami, FL
Palmetto High School, Miami, FL

Other Experience
Attended many conferences during my career at The Englewood Water District related to utility billing.

Born and raised in Miami, FL. Moved to the Englewood area in 1985 and raised three daughters here in Englewood. I enjoy traveling, especially camping and being outdoors.

Current term expires November 2024

Sydney B. Crampton

Election District Seat #3


Family Resort business
Past Instructor, Venice Area Audubon Society
Property Manager; Spanish Villa Apartments


Englewood Elementary School
Out Of Door Academy Sarasota FL
Wheeler School, Providence, RI
B.S. Biology & Elementary Science Education, Beloit College

Current Activities:

Past Board of Directors & Past President, Lemon Bay Conservancy
Steering Committee; Scrub Jay Habitat Study – Sarasota County
Board of Directors, Venice Area Audobon
Volunteer, Sea Turtle Patrol, Coastal Wildlife Club
Past Naturalist & Children’s Program Coordinator, MBC
Volunteer, Bird Census & Frog Study at Shamrock Park
Environmentally Sensitive Lands Oversight Committee (ESLOC)
appointed by Sarasota County Commissioners
Past Secretary, Lemon Bay Crew Club

Bird Watching

Current Term of Office Expires November 2024

Phyllis Wright

Election District Seat #4


Top Key Realty, Inc.
Real Estate Brokers, License


B.S. Education
Masters Courses in Emotionally Handicapped
Courses in Interior Decorating

Current Activities:

Volunteer, Meals on Wheels


Vegetable Gardening
Gourmet Cooking

Current Term of Office Expires November 2026