Alachua businesswoman Virginia Johns was voted chairwoman of the Suwannee River Water Management District governing board Tuesday.

Johns is president of John C. Hipp Construction and has a background in agriculture and real estate rentals, according to a district press release.

Johns has been on the board since 2012 and replaces Don Quincey Jr. as the leader of the board.

The Suwannee district generally includes the western half of Alachua County and property along the Santa Fe River. The rest of the county is in the St. Johns River Water Management District.