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Your Hometown Mayor

Mayor Chelsea Reed loves everything about the lifestyle in her native state of Florida and her hometown of Palm Beach Gardens. Chelsea and her husband of 28 years, Michael, have raised their two children and built their careers in Palm Beach County.

Mayor Reed is proud to be the 2022 Public Sector Leadership Excellence Award Winner, as well as the 2022 Complete Streets Champion for Palm Beach County.

She is a dedicated public servant, mentor, advocate & volunteer, focusing her efforts on mobility, sustainability, smart growth, local business development, equity, marine conservation, youth and professional mentorship, and is a frequent public speaker and panelist.

In her free time, she is a marathon, trail and ultra-relay runner, adventure traveler and water sport athlete.  


Chelsea Smith Reed

Professional Experience:

  • Palm Beach Spine Institute, Business Manager/Owner (2016-2018)

  • North American Spine Foundation, Business Development Manager (2014-2016)

  • Spine & Sport, Director of Community Outreach/Owner (2004-2013) 

  • Aquatic & Orthopaedic Rehab Specialists, Director Aquatic Therapy/Owner (1994-2000)

Government Experience, Council Committees & Appointments::

  • Mayor. City of Palm Beach Gardens (2022-present), Vice Mayor (2021-2022), Councilmember (2020-present)

  • Chair, Transportation Planning Agency Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board, (2022-present)

  • Vice Chair, Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency, Governing Board (2020-present)

  • 2nd Vice President, Palm Beach County League of Cities, Board of Directors (2022-present)

  • Florida League of Cities, Transportation & Intergovernmental Relations & Advocacy Committee (2020-present)

  • Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council, Appointed Member & Nominating Committee (2020-present)

  • Florida Metropolitan Planning Organization Governing Board, Alternate 1 (2021-present)

  • Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce: Government Affairs & Economic Development Committee, Member (2020-present)

  • Bioscience Land Protection Advisory Board, Alternate (2020-present)

  • Northlake Boulevard Task Force, Alternate (2020-present)

  • Transportation Planning Agency Citizens Advisory Committee, Vice-Chair (2020), District 1 (2018-2020)

  • City of Palm Beach Gardens Planning, Zoning & Appeals Board, Alternate 1 (2018-2020)

Civic and Community Service:

  • Chair & Founder, Sustainability Subcommittee Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce (2018-present), Women in Business, Member & Mentor (2019-present), Chair, ArtiGras Recycling Committee (2018), Healthcare Committee, Chair (2017-2018), Co-Chair (2016-2017)

  • Chair, Women's Foundation of Florida: Network of Elected Women Circle & Elected Advisory Board (2020-present)

  • Leadership Palm Beach County (Class of 2020)

  • Resource Depot, Advisory Board, Member (2020-present)

  • GFWC Palm Beach Gardens Woman’s Club, Member (2021-present) 

  • Forum Club, Member (2019-present)

  • The Benjamin School Alumni Council, Board Member & Mentor (2018-present)   

  • Healthy Kids of Jupiter, Founding Member & Executive Committee (2010-2012)

  • Palm Beach Spine Foundation, Founding Member & Secretary (2007-2011)


Awards, Certifications and Other Service: 

  • 2022 Leadership Excellence Award Winner, Public Sector, Leadership Palm Beach County

  • 2022 Complete Streets Champion - Safe Streets Award Winner for Palm Beach County

  • Champions Institute Class of 2021-22 Smart Growth America Active People, Healthy Nation℠

  • 2019 Volunteer of the Year Award Winner Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce 

  • Shifting Narratives to Prevent Bicyclist & Pedestrian Deaths, Certificate, CUTR University of South Florida (2022)

  • MPOAC (Florida Metropolitan Planning Organization Advisory Council) Institute for Elected Officials Certification (2021)

  • Florida LTAP (Local Technical Assistance Program) Certificate in Basic Highway Plan Reading (2021)

  • Economic Council of Palm Beach County Foundation William T. Dwyer Awards for Excellence in Education, Judge (2021, 2022)


  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida – Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and Management

  • Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida – Bachelor of Arts

  • Inclusive and Ethical Leadership Certificate, University of South Florida Muma College of Business 

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate, University of South Florida Muma College of Business