Florida Emergency Management Director Jared Moskowitz to work through April

Outgoing Florida Emergency Management Director Jared Moskowitz will serve through the end of April, the Division of Emergency Management announced in a tweet Tuesday.

The announcement of a departure date came a day after Gov. Ron DeSantis confirmed Moskowitz was stepping down and Deputy Director Kevin Guthrie would take his place.

"The Division thanks Dir. @JaredEMoskowitz for his leadership & service the last two years," the division said in a tweet. "Under his guidance, FL has continued to be a nationwide leader in emergency management. Dir. Moskowitz will continue to serve FDEM through April 30, 2021, to ensure a smooth transition."

An appointee of DeSantis, Moskowitz has spent the past two years running point on issues ranging from hurricanes to COVID-19 testing and vaccinations.

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Moskowitz, a Democrat whose family lives in Broward County, is a former member of the Florida House.

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