Mayor Leslie Waters

Email: lwaters@myseminole.com

Photo of Mayor Leslie Waters

Current Term, November 2016-November 2019
On Council Since, March 2009

Councilor, March 2009
Served as Vice Mayor, March 2010-March 2011
Served as Interim-Mayor, November 2012-March 2013
Mayor, 2013-Present

Former Office
The Florida House of Representatives; State Representative,
H-51, 1998-2006
Speaker Pro-Tempore, 2006-2008
Transportation and Economic Development Appropriations, Chairman
House Insurance Committee, Chairman
Pinellas County Legislative Delegation, Chairman
Hurricane Preparedness Workgroup, Chairman
Joint Select Committee on Hurricane Insurance, Co-Chairman
Governor's Commission on Workers Compensation Reform
Governor's Commission on the Future of Space/Aeronautics
Select Committee on Florida's Economic Future

Education
Florida State University - Bachelor's & Master's Degree
Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)
Certified Supreme Court Mediator
Seminole Citizen Academy, 2014
Seminole Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
Pinellas County Sheriff Citizens Academy
FSU Distinguished Alumni

Boards and Committees
NAACP - St. Petersburg Chapter
PEMHS Mental Health Services, Board of Directors
Pinellas County Urban League Guild
Pinellas County Farm Bureau
Seminole VFW - A # 9272
Seminole Historical Society, Member
Seminole Chamber of Commerce, Member
Seminole Friends of the Library, Member
Suncoast League of Cities - Legislative Co-Chair
Pinellas County Mayor's Council
Pinellas County Sheriff Advisory Board Executive Board
Florida League of Mayors - Legislative Co-Chair
Florida League of Cities - Advocacy Committee
Florida League of Cities - Home Rule Hero; 2013, 2014-2019
Women's Democracy Network Council
Girl Scouts of West Central Florida - Women of Distinction

Employment
Allstate Insurance Company
State of Florida, The Florida Legislature
Author - Good Morning Mayor, What's Up? Xlibris, 2019
Leslie Waters Government Relations
IRI Global - International Democracy Consultant
USFSP - Adjunct Political Science Professor
Eckerd College - Adjunct Political Science Professor

Volunteer Activities
Brookwood, a Young Women's Residence
United Way
March of Dimes
Seminole Mayor's Citywide Canned Food Drive
Seminole "Sock it to the Mayor" sock Drive
Seminole Summer Sparkle-Up Drive
Seminole Citywide Socks & Soup Drive
"Ring with the Mayor" for the Salvation Army
PARC
Seminole Relay for Life
Support the Troops Box Drives
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Alzheimer's Association, Memory Walk

Household
Al Waters - Husband