After advising the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Public Works department for eight years, Carrie L. Sarver, Law (‘05) moved into the Deputy General Counsel position at Toho Water Authority. Sarver now handles the day-to-day legal operations of the public utility charged with providing regional stewardship over water resources in Osceola County. With a 250+ person workforce and a nearly $85 million operating budget, the utility owns and operates 15 water plants and 8 wastewater plants, treating and distributing approximately 31 million gallons of potable water and reclaiming 20 million gallons of wastewater each day.

Carrie L. Sarver, professionally:

Most fulfilling part of your work:

“As a local government lawyer, I work on a wide variety of legal issues—public records law, government in the sunshine, land use, property rights, and labor matters to name a few. Each matter presents a new and interesting challenge and an opportunity to impact the law. I've also been fortunate to work with brilliant and successful attorneys who have mentored me not just as a young lawyer, but as a woman in a traditionally male business. The evolving nature of the law and our legal profession presents both opportunities and challenges that make working as hard as we do worth it.”

Carrie L. Sarver, personally:

Advice to fellow alumni:

Deputy General Counsel position at Toho Water Authority

Hometown: Ft. Lauderdale, FL United States

Profession: Deputy Counsel, Toho Water Authority