Serving DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, Okeechobee and Polk Counties

Council Members

Edith Yates, Chair

Lakeland City Commission

Member of Executive Committee & Finance Committee
Serving since: Feb 2011, Elected Official

Mike Thompson, Vice Chair

Hardee County Commission

Member of Executive Committee
Serving since: Dec 2014, Elected Official

Melony M. Bell

Polk County Commission

Member of Executive Committee
Serving since: Dec 2012, Elected Official

Neda Cobb

Wauchula City Commission

Member of Executive Committee & Finance Committee
Serving since: Nov 2013, Elected Official

Susan Coker

Arcadia City Council

Serving since: February 2017, Elected Official

Bryant Culpepper

Okeechobee County Commission

Serving since: Dec 2014, Elected Official

Don Elwell

Highlands County Commission

Member of Executive Committee
Serving since: Dec 2014, Elected Official

Donna Howerton

Highlands County Gubernatorial Appointee

Serving since: May 2015, Non-Elected Official

Robert “Jeff” Kincart

Polk County Gubernatorial Appointee

Serving since: May 2015, Non-Elected Official

Chet Huddleston

Hardee County Gubernatorial Appointee

Serving since: Feb 2012, Non-Elected Official

W. Patrick Huff

Bartow City Commission

Member of Policy Board
Serving since: Nov 2000, Elected Official

Buddy Mansfield

DeSoto County Commission

Member of Executive Committee & Policy Board
Serving since: Dec 2008, Elected Official

Mike O’Connor

Okeechobee City Council

Member of Executive Committee
Serving since: Jan 2015, Elected Official

Vacant

Okeechobee County Gubernatorial Appointee

William Twyford

Winter Haven City Commission

Serving since: Feb 2016, Elected Official

Hazel Sellers

Polk County Gubernatorial Appointee

Serving since: May 2015, Non-Elected Official

John Shoop

Sebring City Council

Serving since: May 2015, Elected Official

Jacqueline Tucker

DeSoto County Gubernatorial Appointee

Member of Executive Committee & Policy Board
Serving since: Aug 2000, Non-Elected Official


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