Ida Roberts, the president of the Water Conservation School, is a seasoned conservation and public affairs professional with a strong background in customer, press and government relations as well as the law. As a 12-year veteran of Florida’s largest investor owned water and wastewater utility, she has expertise in innovative water conservation programs and crisis management. Her background includes strong relations with State and local Florida media, elected officials and senior opinion leaders. She has an excellent reputation for successfully managing high profile events with speed, diplomacy and sensitivity while minimizing liability. She thrives in an environment that requires fast-pace, entrepreneurial and creative approach to problem solving.
In addition to working for several of Florida’s largest corporations, including banking and airlines, she headed the “Coalition for Florida’s Future,” an organization comprised of 100 Florida organizations for education, public safety, human services, environment, health and economic development and chaired an educational summit which developed a strategic plan for business and education to work together to achieve common goals.
She is a member of the American Water Resources Association, the American Water Works Association and the League of Environmental Educators in Florida. She holds a BS in Journalism from the University of Florida and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Miami School of Law.
She has been honored to be a member of Florida’s Woman’s Hall of Fame, Leadership Orlando and Leadership Florida. Journalists have voted her as Dade County’s Most Outstanding Young Woman and she is a past president of Women in Communications.