Mayor Leslie Waters


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Current Term, November 2022-November 2025
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

Red Cross - City of Gulfport
Free Clinic - St. Petersburg
Business Watch, formerly, Florida Business Watch – Board of Directors
Florida League of Mayors Local Government Efficiency Working Group
Pinellas County Mayors’ Council
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
Pinellas County Mayor's Council
Pinellas County Sheriff Advisory Board Executive Board
Florida League of Mayors
Florida League of Cities
Florida League of Cities - Home Rule Hero; 2013, 2014-present
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
Seminole Interfaith Food Pantry
Brookwood, a Young Women's Residence
United Way
March of Dimes
Seminole Mayor's City-wide Canned Food Drive Coordinator
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
Horses for Handicap
Seminole Jr Women's Club Honorary Member