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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, 2015
  • Leadership Florida, Lifetime Member, Class of 2017
Public Service:
  • Elected Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners, 2019
  • Elected Vice Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners, 2018
  • Re-elected as Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners, 2016
  • Re-elected 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 builders 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, District 30 Representative, 2015 - present
  • Florida Association of Counties, Board of Directors, 2018 - 2019
  • Florida Association of Counties Public Safety Committee, Co-Vice Chair, 2015 - present
  • Florida Association of Counties Water Committee, 2019 - present
  • National Association of Counties (NACo) Immigration Reform Task Force, Chair, 2018 – present
  • National Association of Counties (NACo) International Economic Development Task Force, 2018 - present
  • National Association of Counties (NACo) Programs and Services Standing Committee, 2017 - present
  • National Association of Counties (NACo) Public Safety Committee, 2015 - present
  • National Association of Counties (NACo) Veterans and Military Services Committee, 2015 - present
  • Chairman, Tourist Development Council
  • Chairman, Value Adjustment Board
  • 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
  • Florida Association of Counties
  • Small Counties Coalition
  • Chair, Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA) Governmental Affairs Chair, 2012
  • President, Englewood Cape Haze Area Chamber President, 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, FHBA
  • Board Member, Englewood Cape Haze Chamber of Commerce, 1996-1998 and 2007-2013
  • Justice and Public Safety Policy Steering Committe
  • Community Task Force of Charlotte County
Accomplishments:
  • 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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