TAVARES — Commissioner Timothy I. Sullivan was unanimously chosen as the Lake County Board of County Commissioners Chairman during the board’s meeting today.
Re-elected during this year's primary to his second term on the County Commission, Chairman Sullivan, District 1, previously served as a City Commissioner and Mayor of Fruitland Park, and as a Lake County School Board member. He also was on the Board of Directors of the Central Florida Health Alliance for 12 years, and retired in 2009 as Brigadier General from the Florida Army National Guard, serving in the military for 33 years.
“I am honored to be selected as chairman. We have two brand new commissioners and I look forward to the working relationship we are going to build over the next year to keep Lake County a great place to work, live and play,” said Chairman Sullivan. “The most important thing to me is making sure we maintain the quality of life for Lake County and all of its residents in a fiscally responsible way – the key to that is economic development.”
Commissioner Leslie Campione, District 4, was selected as vice chair. First elected in 2010, Commissioner Campione, a lawyer who owns her own practice, has also worked as the City Attorney for Lady Lake, Montverde and Umatilla. She has served the community as a Junior Achievement teacher, YMCA coach, and with the Eustis Service League, Leadership Lake County, Justice Teaching and Keep Lake Beautiful.