Commissioner Frank Meeker represents County Commission District 2 which encompasses the northern half of Palm Coast north of Palm Coast Parkway and the coastline of Flagler County North of Beverly Beach to the Flagler, St. Johns county line.
Commissioner Meeker has been a resident of Flagler County for the past 27 years and active in local government and the creation of Palm Coast by the Developer ITT Community Development Corporation.
He was the Senior Manager of Environmental Affairs for ITT Community Development Corporation in Palm Coast. His 10 year career specialized in environmental issues, Consumptive Use and Environmental Resource permitting with a strong focus on rule development and planning. Meeker also served on the City’s Planning and Land Development Review Board for seven years, was elected Chairman twice, and has been actively working with the youth of Flagler County for 15 years.
Meeker holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Sciences and a Master of Science degree in Coastal Resources, both from the Florida Institute of Technology. With the departure of the developer from Palm Coast, he went to work for St. Johns River Water Management District.
He is a Certified Environmental Professional and worked in the Executive Office as the District Ombudsman and a Senior Regulatory Scientist for the St. Johns River Water Management District for 17 years. His primary focus was assisting with dispute mediation, identifying and resolving public issues, problem solving, and correcting regulatory inconsistency.
He has close ties to the agricultural community in Flagler and Putman County. He is well published on a variety of subjects including consumptive use permitting, wetland delineation, wetland permitting, and wetland problem solving to economic development, solid waste and underground storage tanks.
With his election to the Flagler County Board of County Commissioners in 2012 he resigned his job with the Water Management District. His initial focus as a commissioner will be on addressing past shortfalls and budgetary problems while retaining a high level of service to the residents of Flagler County.
His election as District 2 County Commissioner is not his first foray into the Flagler County political scene. He resigned his post at Palm Coast City Councilman to run for County Commission. He was elected to the City Council in 2007. His initial years were spent resolving budgetary problems refocusing limited funds on priorities established by council.
He was the lead on the Council in holding the line on the budget and reducing the ad valorem tax revenue from 22 million dollars down to less than 17 million. His emphasis was addressing alternative city water supply and evaluating studies for desalination. Another interest was Economic Development with the implementation of the Business Assistance Center and umbrella medical insurance coverage for small businesses and greater accountability of local government in providing services at lower cost.
Commissioner Meeker and his wife Debbie have been married for 35 years. They live in Palm Coast and are active in their church. The couple have two sons: Jason, who is in service to his country in the Air Force, and Joshua, an EMT/Firefighter with EVAC of Volusia County.
Each year Flagler County Commissioners select assignments to serve as the County’s representative on community organizations, county, state and regional boards. Commissioner Meekin’s assignments for 2012 include:
- A1A Scenic Corridor Advocacy Byways Group
- A1A Scenic Pride
- Management Advisory Group for the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTMNERR)
- Northeast Florida Regional Council
- School Planning Oversight Committee
- Workforce Development Board of Flagler and Volusia County
- Value Adjustment Board