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Mayor Leslie Waters

Mayor Leslie Waters
(727) 391-0204

Current Office: Mayor
(March 2013 - November 2017)

On Council since 03/2009

Councilor, 03/2009
Vice Mayor, 3/2010
Interim-Mayor, 11/2012-3/2013
Mayor, Current

Former Office:
The Florida House of Representatives; State Representative, H-51, 1998-2006     
Speaker Pro-Tempore, 2006-2008
Transportation and Economic Development Appropriations, Chairman
House Insurance Committee, Chairman
Pinellas County Legislative Delegation, Chairman
Hurricane Preparedness Workgroup, Chairman
Joint Select Committee on Hurricane Insurance, Co-Chairman
Governor's Commission on Workers Compensation Reform
Governor's Commission on the Future of Space/Aeronautics
Select Committee on Florida's Economic Future


Florida State University - Bachelor's & Master's Degree
Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)
Certified Supreme Court Mediator, since 2002
Seminole Citizen Academy, 2014
Seminole Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), 2015
Pinellas County Sheriff Citizens Academy, 2010
FSU Distinguished Alumni, 2017

Boards and Committees

PEMHS Mental Health Services, Board of Directors, since 1999
Pinellas County Urban League Guild
Pinellas County Farm Bureau
Seminole VFW - A # 9272  
Seminole Historical Society, Member
Seminole Chamber of Commerce, Member
Seminole Friends of the Library, Member
Girl Scouts of West Central Florida - Woman of Distinction
Suncoast League of Cities - Legislative Co-Chair
Pinellas County Mayor’s Council
Pinellas County Sheriff Advisory Board Executive Board
Florida League of Mayors
Florida League of Cities – Advocacy Committee
Florida League of Cities – Home Rule Hero; 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Women’s Democracy Network Council since 2013


Allstate Insurance Company
State of Florida, The Florida Legislature
Leslie Waters Government Relations
IRI Global - International Democracy Consultant
USFSP - Adjunct Political Science Professor
Eckerd College - Adjunct Political Science Professor

Volunteer Activities:

Seminole Relay for Life
Salvation Army, "Ring with the Mayor"
Support the Troops
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Alzheimer’s Association, Memory Walk

Al Waters - Husband