Vice 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 27 years, Michael, have raised their two sons and built their careers here in Palm Beach County.

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

In this blog she shares adventures and happenings in PBG, as well as updates about policy and local government in the hopes of keeping transparency, communication and connection with residents. 


Explore Palm Beach Gardens with Chelsea & the City

Vice Mayor Chelsea Reed 

Professional Experience:

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

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

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

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

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

Civic and Community Service:

Leadership Palm Beach County (Class of 2020)

Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce

  • Chair & Founder, Sustainable Subcommittee of Economic Development (2018-present)

  • Women in Business, Member (2019-present)

  • Governmental Affairs, Member (2018-present)

  • Chair, Recycling Committee, ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival (2018)

  • Chair Healthcare Committee (2017-2018), Co-Chair (2016-2017)

Women's Foundation of Florida (2020-present)

  • Chair, Network of Elected Women Circle & Elected Official Advisory Board, Member

Resource Depot Advisory Council (2020-present)

  • Chair, INFLUENCER Committee

Forum Club, Member (2019-present)

Board Member, The Benjamin School Alumni Committee (2018-Present)                     

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

Government Experience:

Board of Directors, Palm Beach County League of Cities (2020-present)

Florida League of Cities Transportation & Intergovernmental Relations Committee, Appointed Member

Palm Beach County League of Cities Transportation Committee, Member (2020-present)

Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council, Appointed Alternate Member (2020-present)

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

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


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

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

Initial Term Began:

April 4, 2020

Council Committees & Appointments:

Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency Board of Directors, (2020-present)

Bioscience Land Protection Advisory Board, Alternate (2019-present)

Northlake Boulevard Task Force, Alternate (2019-present)

Awards, Certifications and Other Service:

Complete Streets Champion Award for Palm Beach County 2021, Finalist, Safe Streets Summit

Woman of the Year 2020 & 2017 Award, Finalist, Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce

Volunteer of the Year Award 2020, Finalist, Hats Off Nonprofit Award

Volunteer of the Year Award 2019, Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce

Palm Beach County Regional High School Ethics Bowl, Judge (2021)

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

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate, University of South Florida Muma College of Business (2021)