Fred Hawkins, Jr.
Fred Hawkins, Jr.
BOCC Chairman, Commissioner District 5
Current Term: 11/2016-11/2020
Commissioner Fred Hawkins, Jr. is a long-time resident of Osceola County. Elected to the Board of County Commissioners in 2008, he currently serves as Chairman of the Board. Previously, he was selected by his peers as Chair in 2010 and 2014.
Commissioner Hawkins represents District 5, a mostly rural area ripe for growth and development that extends east to neighboring Brevard County and south to Indian River County. Within District 5 are the city of St. Cloud and the development of Harmony, a thriving residential community that promotes a balance between humans, nature and pets, the ever-growing and thriving Narcoossee Corridor and the pastoral communities of Kenansville and Holopaw.
He currently serves as Osceola County’s representative on the Board of Directors of the Central Florida Expressway Authority (where he is chair) and he represents CFX on the Metro Plan Board of Directors. He also is on the Orlando Economic Partnership board, as well as the Public Risk Underwriters of Florida, Inc., Board of Trustees. Commissioner Hawkins is president of the Education Foundation of Osceola County.
He has served as Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Osceola County Planning Commission, Vice Chairman of the Osceola County Charter Review Commission, and Chairman of the Republican Lincoln Day Dinner. He has also served on the Board of Directors for the Harmony Institute, the Boys & Girls Club, the Children's Advocacy Center, Community Vision, and Central Florida Commission on Homelessness, Workforce Central Florida, the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council, and the Foundation for Osceola Education.
Commissioner Hawkins remains close to his roots and heritage by serving his community and participating as a member of the Silver Spurs Rodeo, the Kissimmee Valley Livestock Show & Fair (KVLS), and participating in 4-H Club events.
In March 2014, Commissioner Hawkins received the prestigious Golden Eagle Award from Boy Scouts of America. The award recognizes men and women -- both in and out of Scouting -- who are champions of community service and who display the qualities embodied in the Boy Scout Law.
Commissioner Hawkins graduated from the University of Akron with degrees in Pre-Law and Political Science, and is the Director of Business Development and Legal Affairs for Waste Corporation of America.
He, his wife, Tiffany, and daughter, Kendrie, live in St. Cloud.Contact Fred Hawkins, Jr.