Mayor Leslie Waters


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Current Term, November 2019-November 2022
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

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

NAACP - St. Petersburg Chapter
PEMHS Mental Health Services, Board of Directors
Pinellas County Urban League
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, 2014-2020
Women's Democracy Network Council
Girl Scouts of West Central Florida - Women of Distinction
Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce, "Inspire Award," 2010

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 City-wide Canned Food Drive
Seminole "Sock it to the Mayor" sock Drive
Seminole Summer Sparkle-Up Drive
Seminole City-wide Socks & Soup Drive
"Ring with the Mayor" for the Salvation Army
Sheriff's Youth Ranch Toy Drive
Back-to-School Supply Drive
Seminole Relay for Life
Support the Troops Box Drives
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Alzheimer's Association, Memory Walk

Al Waters - Husband