From the Seminole County Newsroom
At Tuesday’s scheduled Seminole County Board of County Commissioners meeting, November 17, 2020, District 4 Commissioner Lee Constantine was unanimously elected by his peers to serve as the Chairman of the Board. District 2 Commissioner Amy Lockhart was unanimously named Vice-Chairman.
The Chairman presides over all meetings, signs all legal documents, and appoints Commissioners to various committees. The Chairman is the official representative of the Board and retains a vote on all items and issues.
At the meeting, Commissioners Bob Dallari and Lee Constantine were re-installed for four year terms to the Board of County Commissioners. Commissioner Andria Herr was also sworn in as District 5 Commissioner, replacing Brenda Carey, who retired after four terms.
About Chairman Lee Constantine
Seminole County Commissioner Lee Constantine, a graduate of the University of Central Florida, has represented Florida as a public servant for over 40 years. In 1978, he was elected the youngest person in the City of Altamonte Springs history, serving as Commissioner and Mayor for 14 years. In 1992, he was elected to the Florida House of Representatives where he served for eight years.
In 2000, Constantine was elected to the Florida Senate representing the citizens of Orange and Seminole Counties. He served until November 2010, only ending his Senate career due to term limits. In 2012, Constantine was elected to the Seminole County Board of County Commissioners.
Throughout his legislative career, Constantine has sponsored numerous ground-breaking bills and has brought many pivotal achievements to Florida including: Save Our Everglades, Florida Unified Building Code, Payday Loan Reforms, Pre-K Education & Class Size Reduction, Medical School at UCF, Florida Energy Ace, Florida Waters & Springs Protection and Florida Recycling Act, among many others.
Constantine has served multiple terms as Chairman of the Wekiva River Basin Commission, honoring his commitment to protect the Wekiva River while building the beltway around Central Florida. He has also served as the Vice-Chairman of the Florida Conservation Coalition (FCC) and on the Executive Board of 1,000 Friends of Florida. Additionally, Constantine has served as Chairman of the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council and the President of the Florida Regional Planning Councils.
Constantine’s passion for community service is best displayed as Founder and Chairman of Charity Challenge, Inc., established in 1987. Since its inception, Charity Challenge has evolved from a small backyard event into the largest independent charity in Central Florida, raising over $6 million for hundreds of Florida charities. Professionally, Constantine also serves as a business consultant on a wide range of issues for high level corporations and government agencies.