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Commissioner Christopher Constance - District 2
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:

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 Committees:

Florida Association of Counties, President, 2017 - 2018
National Association of Counties, Health Steering Committee, 2016 – Present
Florida Association of Counties, Executive Committee, 2015 – Present
Florida Association of Counties, Board of Directors, 2012 – Present
Florida Gulf Consortium, Executive Committee, 2016 – Present
Florida Gulf Consortium, 2012 – Present
Metropolitan Planning Organization, Member, 2011 – Present
Alternate member, Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council, 2014 – 2018
Peace River/Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority, 1st Alternate, 2017 - Present
Tourist Development Council, Alternate, 2017 - Present
Alternate member, Southwest Regional Planning Council, 2014 - 2016
Alternate member, Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center
Alternate member, Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program Technical Advisory Committee
Alternate member, Finance Committee
Alternate member, Tourist Development Council, 2016 – Present
Alternate member, Public Safety Coordinating Council, 2014 - Present
Alternate member, Value Adjustment Board
Alternate member, West Coast Inland Navigation District
Alternate member, Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Advisory Board
Alternate member, Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board
 

Past Committees:

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
Charlotte County Supervisor of Elections Canvassing Board, Pres. Primary, Primary and General Elections, 2012 and 2016
 

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 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 - 2017
 

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@charlottefl.com  

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