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District 3 - Commissioner Bill Truex

Bill Truex

Birthplace: Indiana

Education:
  • B.A. Economics, Indiana University
  • Certified County Commissioner, Florida Association of Counties, 2014
  • Advanced Certified County Commissioner, Florida Association of Counties, 2015
  • Leadership Florida, Lifetime Member, Class of 2017
  • Advanced Certified County Commissioner II, Florida Association of Counties, 2022
Government Associations:
  • National Association of Counties
  • Florida Association of Counties
  • Small County Coalition
Public Service:
  • Reelected Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners, 2020, 2021, 2022
  • Reelected to Board of County Commissioners, 2020
  • Elected Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners, 2019
  • Elected Vice Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners, 2018
  • Reelected as Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners, 2016
  • Reelected to Board of County Commissioners, 2016
  • Reelected as Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners, 2015
  • Elected as Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners, 2014
  • Elected as Vice Chairman of Board of County Commissioners, 2013
  • Elected to Board of County Commissioners, 2012
  • Charlotte County Board of Zoning Appeals, 2009 - 2012
  • Baseball Umpire – Charlotte County Volunteer – 18 years
Work Experience:

Has worked in the corporate world for Roll Coater (a division of Arvin Industries), AT&T and Roadway Express prior to moving to Florida. Has been involved in real estate and construction for the majority of his career. Obtained state certified builder's license and is the President and Owner of Truex Preferred Construction, which has been in business in Englewood since 2005.

Current Committees:
  • Florida Association of Counties, President-Elect, 2022
  • Florida Association of Counties, 1st Vice President, 2021
  • Florida Association of Counties, 2nd Vice President, 2020
  • Florida Association of Counties Rural Area Caucus, 2022 – present
  • Florida Association of Counties Housing Stability Task Force, 2022 – present
  • Florida Association of Counties, District 30 Representative, 2015 – present
  • Florida Association of Counties, Board of Directors, 2018 – present
  • Florida Association of Counties Public Safety Committee, Co-Vice Chair, 2015 – present
  • Florida Association of Counties Water Committee, 2019 – present
  • National Association of Counties Immigration Reform Task Force, Vice Chair, Chairman and member 2018 – present
  • National Association of Counties International Economic Development Task Force, 2018 – present
  • National Association of Counties Programs and Services Standing Committee, 2017 – present
  • National Association of Counties Public Safety Committee, Vice-Chair and member 2015 – present
  • National Association of Counties Veterans and Military Services Committee, 2015 – present
  • Bipartisan Policy Center, Cleaner Infrastructure Task Force, member, 2021
  • Peace River/Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority, 1st alternate & member
  • Past Chairman, Tourist Development Council
  • Chairman, Value Adjustment Board
  • Past Chairman, Emergency Management Subcommittee
  • Arts & Humanities Council
  • Coastal and Heartland National Estuary Partnership
  • Public Safety Coordinating Council
  • Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Advisory Board
  • Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board
  • Southwest Florida Regional Summit
  • Charlotte County Finance Committee
  • Beaches and Shores Advisory Committee
  • Immigration Reform Task Force
  • Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee
  • Building Industry Oversight Committee
  • Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program Policy Committee
  • Criminal Justice Behavioral Health Advisory Committee
  • National Association of Counties "Stepping Up Initiative," 2015 - present
  • Southwest Florida Juvenile Justice Council
  • Alternate member, Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council
  • Alternate member, Peace River/Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority
  • Alternate member, West Coast Inland Navigation District
  • Alternate member, Metropolitan Planning Organization
  • Alternate member, RESTORE/Gulf Consortium
  • Alternate member, Charlotte County Veterans Council
  • Alternate member, Marine Advisory Committee
  • Alternate member, Murdock Village Community Redevelopment Area Advisory Committee
  • Alternate member, West Coast Inland Navigation District
Memberships:
  • National Association of Counties, since 2012
  • Florida Association of Counties, since 2012
  • Small Counties Coalition, since 2012
  • Chair, Florida Home Builders Association Governmental Affairs, 2012
  • President, Englewood Cape Haze Area Chamber, 2012
  • Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy Graduate, 2011
  • Excellence in Business Award from Englewood Cape Haze Area Chamber, 2011
  • President, Charlotte DeSoto Building Industry Association, 2010
  • Englewood Chamber President’s Award, 2010
  • Vice President, Florida Home Builders Association Area VI, 2009 - 2011
  • Director, National Association of Home Builders
  • Director, Florida Home Builders Association
  • Board Member, Englewood Cape Haze Chamber of Commerce, 1996-1998 and 2007-2013
  • Justice and Public Safety Policy Steering Committee
  • Community Task Force of Charlotte County
Accomplishments:
  • 2022 NAHB BEAM Award (Builders Engaging Associate Members), 2022
  • WRECONF Top Leaders in Real Estate & Construction, 2021 & 2022
  • Florida Trend People to Know, 2021
  • Top 100 Leaders in Real Estate & Construction, 2020-2021
  • Florida Home Builders Association Hurricane Award, 2019
  • Charlotte DeSoto Building Industry Award Member of the Year, 2018
  • Charlotte DeSoto Building Industry Spike Award, 2018
  • Charlotte DeSoto Building Industry President’s Award, 2018
  • Florida Home Builders Association – Remodeler of the Year, 2015
  • Presidential Advocacy Award, Florida Association of Counties, 2015
  • Presidential Advocacy Award, Florida Association of Counties, 2014
  • Englewood Sun Readers’ Choice Award - Remodeling Contractor, 2011
  • Charlotte Sun Readers’ Choice Award - Remodeler of the Year, 2010
  • Charlotte-DeSoto Building Industry Association Builder of the Year, 2010
  • Florida Home Builders Association Pinnacle Builder of the Year, 2010
  • Nova Award from Englewood Cape Haze Chamber of Commerce, 2006

Email Commissioner Bill Truex at: Bill.Truex@CharlotteCountyFL.gov or contact his assistant at: Assistant@CharlotteCountyFL.gov

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