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Osceola Sectional Hero
Administration Bldg. - County Manager
M - F: 8am - 5pm
(407) 742-2385
1 Courthouse Square
Kissimmee, FL 34741

Don Fisher

Management PhilosophyCounty Manager Don Fisher

  • Excellence in customer service;
  • Planning with clear focus on vision, innovation, and results;
  • Build public and employee trust through open and honest communication;
  • Leadership by example that challenges the organization for continuous improvement;
  • Management designed for efficient use of financial and people resources.

Experience and Skills

  • Osceola County Manager

    June 21, 2010 - Present

  • Interim County Manager

    April 5, 2010 - June 20, 2010

  • Growth Management Administrator Direct report to County Manager

    October 2007 - April 2010

    Oversight of Building, Code Enforcement, Customer Resources, Development Review, Mosquito Control, Natural Resources, Planning, Technical Review Staff, and Zoning.

  • Deputy County Manager - Seminole County

    July 2004 - September 2007

    Annual operating budget of approximately $620 million. Worked with the County Manager in day-to-day operations of the organization. Ten direct report departments, consisting of approximately 1,400 staff. Served as Acting County Manager January 2006 - May 2006.

  • Director of Planning and Development - Seminole County

    November 2000 - July 2004

    Oversight of Administration, Building, Customer Resources, Development Review, and Planning.

  • Project Manager, Senior Planner, Associate - Bowyer-Singleton & Associates

    March 1999 - November 2000

    Planning, engineering, surveying, and environmental development firm.

Education and Training

  • University of Central Florida UCF, B.A. in Public Administration, Magna Cum Laude, 08/98;
  • Leadership Seminole 2004;
  • Leadership UCF 1998, one of 30 students selected for the year;
  • Four Roles of Leadership 2003 - Franklin Covey;
  • Dynamics of Leadership 2001-2002 – Leadership and Listening Institute;
  • Florida State University, Level 2 of the Certified Public Managers Program;


  • Community Vision's "Leadership Osceola 2017 Outstanding Community Leader"
  • Recipient of the 2017 i4 Business Leaders of the Year Award
  • Orlando Business Journal's 2016 CEO of the Year
  • 2011 St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce's "Good Government Award"
  • 2007 Honorary Inductee into Pi Alpha Alpha by the University of Central Florida Chapter
  • 2006 Distinguished Alumnus for Seminole Community College
  • 2003 Seminole County's "Good Government Award"
  • Recipient of the Private Business Association’s First Annual 2003 Good Government Award other recipients include Congressman John Mica and Representative Lee Constantine
  • Recipient of Outstanding Public Project – Customer Resource Center - 2002 Florida Planning and Zoning Association
  • Selected as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Central Florida by the Orlando Business Journal in 2001
  • 1998 Outstanding Undergraduate in Public Administration University of Central Florida
  • Member of the Golden Key National Honor Society