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District 1 - Commissioner Ken Doherty

Ken Doherty

Birthplace: Lynn, Massachusetts

  • B.S., Civil Engineering, University of New Hampshire, 1972
  • Certified County Commissioner, Florida Association of Counties, 2014
  • Advanced Certified County Commissioner, 2015
Public Service:
  • Elected as Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners, 2013
  • Elected to Board of County Commissioners, 2012
  • Assistant County Administrator, Charlotte County 
  • County Engineer, Charlotte County
Work Experience:

Licensed professional engineer in numerous states across the country. For 26 years prior to retirement, participated on the design and construction teams for various high-profile professional and collegiate sports facilities across the United States, as well as senior level corporate positions, locally.

Current Committees:
  • Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council
  • Peace River/Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority
  • 16 County Coalition Ecosystem Summit
  • Finance Committee
  • Value Adjustment Board
  • Charlotte Harbor Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory Committee
  • Alternate member, Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center
  • Alternate member, Tourist Development Council
  • Alternate member, West Coast Inland Navigational District
  • Alternate member, Metropolitan Planning Organization
  • Alternate member, Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board
  • Alternate member, Environmentally Sensitive Lands Oversight Committee
  • Alternate member, RESTORE/Gulf Consortium
  • Alternate member, Agricultural Natural Resources Advisory Committee
  • Alternate member, Charlotte County Industrial Development Authority
  • Alternate member, Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee
  • Alternate member, Building Industry Oversight Committee
  • Alternate member, Murdock Village Community Redevelopment Agency
  • National Association of Counties
  • Florida Association of Counties
  • Small Counties Coalition
  • Chairman, Charlotte County Charter Review Commission, 2010
  • Member, Charlotte County Charter Review Commission, 1992, 1997 and 2004
  • Member, Florida Bar 20th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee “C,” 1996
  • Vice Chairman, Charlotte County Home Rule Charter Commission, 1985
  • Aircraft Owner's and Pilot's Association

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