Michael Bauer, 60, of Naples, has been the natural resource manager for the City of Naples since 2005. Previously, he served as a lead project manager for the South Florida Water Management District from 2003 to 2004 and was Southwest Florida policy director for Audubon of Florida from 2001 to 2003. Bauer practiced environmental law for the Yakama Indian Nation of Washington State from 1988 to 1996 and was an assistant refuge manager for the United States Fish and Wildlife Service from 1977 to 1984. Bauer received a bachelorís degree from the University of New Brunswick, a masterís degree from Colorado State University, a law degree from the University of Washington and a Ph.D. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He succeeds Rhoda Glasco-Foderingham and is appointed for a term beginning December 22, 2011 and ending July 1, 2013.