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Commissioner Ken Doherty - District 1
Ken Doherty

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


Email Commissioner Ken Doherty at: Ken.Doherty@CharlotteCountyFL.gov
Contact his assistant at: assistant@charlottefl.com

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