Pinellas Park Water Management District
Board of Directors

Charles L. Tingler — Chairman since November 2006

Charles Tingler was appointed to the Board of Directors by the City Council, City of Pinellas Park in January 1995 and became Chairman of the Present Board in November of 2006. He is also involved with the Equestrian Community of Pinellas Park and the City Government.

Charles Tingler grew up in Pinellas County and wants to continue the tradition of helping improve drainage in Pinellas Park as this was the purpose of creating the District in 1975 by his father Loyd Tingler who was founding chairperson of the PPWMD Board. Charles Tingler was married for 26 years to Celeste who is also involved with the Equestrian Community. They have a daughter, Cheryl, and a son, John.

Charles Tingler was raised into the furniture business by his father and has continued this to present day.

Appointed by the City Council, City of Pinellas Park to Pinellas Park Water Management Board of Directors; Term is January 1, 2015 thru January 1, 2018; 8800 – 60th Street North, Pinellas Park, Florida 33781 – Phone (727) 580-8800 - ctingler@tampabay.rr.com

Ed Taylor — Vice Chairman since December 2006

Ed Taylor was elected to the Pinellas Park City Council in March 1998 and was re-elected in 2002 and 2006. He represents our city as a member of the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council (TBRPC), the Pinellas Park Angel Fund and the Pinellas Park Water Management District (PPWMD). He has also represented the City on the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority Board of Directors (PSTA) and the Agency on Bay Management (ABM). His service to our community and the Tampa Bay area includes past President of the Pinellas Park Historical Society, Celebrate Pinellas Park, Inc., Pinellas Park Kiwanis Club, Pinellas Park/Mid-County Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, Diocesan Board of Catholic Formation & Education, St. Vincent DePaul Society, Knights of Columbus, O.T.H.E.R.S. of Morning Star School and Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Ed is a native of Tampa who grew up in Pinellas County and offers a unique perspective of the Pinellas Park Water Management District and its regional significance. "It seems like we have a 25-year storm event annually and a 100-year event about every 5 years, so the scope of work of the Pinellas Park Water Management District has never been more important." With density increasing, the threat of hurricanes and the ever rising cost of improvements and insurance, the District and its drainage projects and flood control systems are essential components for the future of the region.

He is the owner of Taylor Family Funeral Home in Pinellas Park. He is married to ever understanding and lovely Barbara and they have two sons, John and Bryan.

Appointed by the City Council, City of Pinellas Park to Pinellas Park Water Management Board of Directors; Term is October 31, 2015 thru October 31, 2018; 5300 Park Blvd. North, Pinellas Park, Florida 33781; (727) 545-9858; etaylor@taylorffh.com

Michael S. Farrell — Treasurer since October 1986

Michael Farrell was appointed to the Board of Directors by Pinellas County in October 1986. He is a member of Tampa Bay Builders Association and National Association of Realtors, an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Pinellas Park and Garden Crest Presbyterian Church.

Mike is a Florida resident for 55 years. He graduated from St. Pete High in 1967 and in 1972 graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Building Construction, is a State Certified General Contractor and a Real Estate Broker. Mike is a third generation Homebuilder/Real Estate Developer and is currently President of Farrell Homes, a family owned and operated construction business active in development of single family multi-family communities in Pinellas County.

He is happily married to Judy and they have three children; Kimberly, Christine and Sean and a grandchild Zachery.

Appointed by the Pinellas County Commission to Pinellas Park Water Management Board of Directors; Term is January 1, 2014 thru December 31, 2017, 7219 – 57th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, Florida 33809; (727) 515-3757; mfarrell528@aol.com


Past Board Members

  • Loyd Tingler Nov. 1975 to Nov. 1987
  • Mike Maiers Nov. 1975 to Nov. 1984
  • Paul Teller Nov. 1975 to Nov. 1977
  • Cecil W. Bradbury Oct. 1977 to Mar. 1978
  • Andrew Boisvert Mar. 1978 to Oct. 1986
  • Richard O. Fraze Nov. 1984 to Oct. 2006
  • William Gingras Nov. 1987 to Oct. 1995