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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 the 2022 Public Sector Leadership Excellence Award Winner, the 2022 Complete Streets Champion for Palm Beach County, the 2023 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient for the Benjamin School, and was 1 of 20 nationally chosen elected officials for the 2021-22 Smart Growth America Champions Institute. 

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.  

Your Hometown Mayor/Bio: About

Chelsea Smith Reed

Professional Experience:

  • Smith Reed Partners, Principal Consultant (2022-present)

  • 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)


Civic and Community Service:

  • Chair, Smart & Connected Region Task Force, Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce (2022-present)

  • Chair & Founder, Sustainability Subcommittee, Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce (2018-present),

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

  • Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park, Board of Directors (2022-present)

  • Leadership Palm Beach County (Class of 2020)

  • Resource Depot, Advisory Board (2020-present)

  • Forum Club (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)


Government Experience:

  • 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)

  • 2nd Vice President, Palm Beach County League of Cities & Chair, Policy & Procedures Committee, Board of Directors (2020-present)

  • Florida League of Cities, Land Use & Economic Development Committee (2020-present)

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

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

  • Southeast Florida Transportation Council (SEFTC) (2022-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)


Council Committees & Appointments:

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

  • Palm Beach Workforce Alliance Consortium, CareerSource Palm Beach County (2022-present)

  • North County Intergovernmental Committee (2022-present)

  • Multi-Jurisdictional Issues Coordination Forum (2022-present)

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

  • Bioscience Land Protection Advisory Board & Northlake Boulevard Task Force, Alternate (2020-present)


Education:

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

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

  • University of South Florida Muma College of Business - Inclusive and Ethical Leadership Certificate & Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate

Initial Term Began:

April 2, 2020


Awards, Certifications and Other Service:

  • 2023 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient, The Benjamin School

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

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

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

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

  • Florida Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) Certificates: Strategies to Alleviate Traffic Congestion (2022), Environmental Awareness for Highway and Street Maintenance (2022) & Basic Highway Plan Reading (2021)

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

  • FDOT/FHWA/LTAP Complete Streets Introduction and Federal/State Perspective Certificate (2022)

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

Your Hometown Mayor/Bio: Welcome
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