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District 2 - Commissioner Christopher Constance

Chris Constance

Birthplace: New York

Education:
  • B.A., The Johns Hopkins University (1979 – 1983)
  • M.D., Stony Brook University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine (1983 – 1987)
  • General Surgery Residency, Nassau University Hospital, New York (1987 – 1992)
  • Plastic Surgery Fellowship, Pennsylvania State University (1992 – 1994)
  • Certified County Commissioner, Florida Association of Counties, 2013
  • Advanced Certified County Commissioner, Florida Association of Counties, 2014
  • County Leadership Institute Certification, National Association of Counties, 2016
Work Experience:

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon – Private practice in Charlotte County, 1994 - Present

Government Associations:
  • National Association of Counties
  • Florida Association of Counties
  • Small County Coalition
Public Service:
  • Elected as Vice Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners, 2019
  • Re-elected to the Board of County Commissioners, 2018
  • Re-elected as Vice Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners, 2015
  • Elected as Vice Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners, 2014
  • Re-elected to the Board of County Commissioners, 2014
  • Re-elected as Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners, 2012
  • Elected as Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners, 2011
  • Elected to the Board of County Commissioners, 2010
Current Committee Positions:
  • Florida Association of Counties, Past President, 2018 - 2019
  • Florida Association of Counties, Board of Directors, 2012 – Present
  • Florida Association of Counties, Executive Committee, 2015 – Present
  • National Association of Counties, Chair, Information Technology Standing Committee, 2018 – 2019
  • National Association of Counties, Vice-Chair, Health Steering Committee, 2018 – Present
  • National Association of Counties, Vice-Chair, Membership Standing Committee, 2018 – Present
  • National Association of Counties, Member, Healthy Counties Initiative Advisory Board, 2018 – Present
  • National Association of Counties, Health Steering Committee, 2016 – Present
  • Florida Gulf Consortium, Vice-Chairman - 2019
  • Florida Gulf Consortium, Executive Committee, 2016 – Present
  • Florida Gulf Consortium, 2012 – Present
  • Peace River/Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority, 1st Alternate, 2017 - Present
  • West Coast Inland Navigation District, Liaison, 2018 - 2019
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization, Member, 2011 - Present
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization, Chairman, 2018 - Present
  • Building Industry Oversight Committee
  • Marine Advisory Committee, Liaison, 2018 - Present
  • Alternate member, Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council, 2014 – Present
  • Alternate member, Tourist Development Council, 2016 – Present
  • Alternate member, 16 County Coalition Ecosystem Summit
  • Alternate member, Coastal and Heartland National Estuary Partnership
  • Alternate member, Public Safety Coordinating Council, 2014 - Present
  • Alternate member, Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Advisory Board
  • Alternate member, Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board
  • Alternate member, Southwest Florida Regional Summit
  • Alternate member, Finance Committee
  • Alternate member, Value Adjustment Board
  • Alternate member, Airport Authority
  • Alternate member, Beaches and Shores Advisory Committee
  • Alternate member, Charlotte County Veterans Council
  • Alternate member, Historical Advisory Committee
  • Alternate member, Southwest Regional Planning Council, 2014 - 2016
  • Alternate member, Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center
  • Alternate member, Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program Technical Advisory Committee
Past Committees:
  • Charlotte County Supervisor of Elections Canvassing Board, Pres. Primary, Primary and General Elections, 2012, 2016 and 2018
  • West Coast Inland Navigation District, Alternate member, 2010 - 2018
  • Florida Association of Counties, President, 2017 – 2018
  • Peace River/Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority, Chairman, 2016 – 2017
  • Peace River/Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority, 2012 – 2017
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization, Chairman, 2012 – 2017
  • Tourist Development Council, Chairman, 2014 - 2016
  • Tourist Development Council, Member, 2012 - 2016
  • Florida Association of Counties, Public Safety Committee, Vice-Chairman, 2014 - 2015
  • Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council, 2012 – 2014
Professional Memberships:
  • Florida Medical Association, Credentials and Rules Committee, Chairman, 2016
  • Florida Medical Association, Medical Economics Reference Committee, Chairman, 2015
  • Florida Medical Association, Legislation Reference Committee, Member, 2014
  • Florida Medical Association, Delegate, 2011 – Present
  • Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons, President, 2017
  • Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons, Board of Directors, 2013 - Present
  • Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons, Member, 2007 – Present
  • American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, Member, 2018 - Present
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Member, 1999 - Present
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Charlotte County Medical Society, President, 2012 and 2017
  • Charlotte County Medical Society, Board Member, 2008 - Present
  • Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce
  • Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce
  • Bayfront Health Port Charlotte – Chief of Surgery (2000 - 2001)
  • Bayfront Health Port Charlotte – Active Medical Staff, 1995 – Present
  • Bayfront Health Punta Gorda – Chief of Surgery (2000 - 2001 and 2016 - 2017)
  • Bayfront Health Punta Gorda – Active Medical Staff, 1994 – Present
  • Charlotte Regional Medical Center, Board of Trustees, Member (2006 – 2012)
  • Charlotte Regional Medical Center, President Medical Staff (2008 - 2010)
  • DeSoto Memorial Hospital, Active Medical Staff, 2008 – Present
  • Fawcett Memorial Hospital, Active Medical Staff, 1995 – Present
  • Charlotte County Republican Executive Committee, Assistant Treasurer (2008 - 2014)
  • USA Boxing
Accomplishments:
  • Florida Association of Counties, Presidential Advocacy Award, 2014 - 2018
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery, Board Certified, 1999, Recertified, 2008 - 2019 
  • America’s Top Doctor Award, Castle Connolly, 2009 - Present
     
Licenses:
  • Florida Medical License
  • New York Medical License (Inactive)
  • Pennsylvania Medical License (Inactive)
  • Florida State Boxing
     

Email Commissioner Christopher Constance at: Chris.Constance@CharlotteCountyFL.gov or contact his assistant at: Assistant@CharlotteCountyFL.gov 

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