Commissioner Bo Rivard

Bo RivardBo Rivard of Panama City was appointed to the Commission on March 8, 2013 by Gov. Rick Scott. He was elected chairman Dec. 7, 2017.

Rivard has served on the Commission since March 2013. He is
a partner with Harrison, Rivard, Duncan & Buzzett in Panama City. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and a J.D. degree from Samford University.

His legal practice has been focused on representing both public and private clients in health care, land use, transportation, litigation and regulatory matters. He has served as outside counsel for numerous local governments and state agencies.

Rivard is actively engaged in his community. He was Chairman of Bay County Chamber of Commerce (2011) and has served on many other local boards. Rivard and his wife, Nicole, have three children and live in Panama City. 

Commissioner Rivard's term expires Aug. 1, 2017.


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