Commissioner Jane G. Sauls has served the citizens of District 2 since 1996, when she was first elected to the Board, and then re-elected in 2000, 2004, 2008, and 2012. She has served as the Board’s Chairman three times – in 1999-2000, 2003-2004 and 2007-2008.
Commissioner Sauls’ proud accomplishments include the construction of the Ft. Braden Branch Library, the Ft. Braden Community Center renovations, which includes basketball courts and a new picnic pavilion, the creation of the Ft. Braden Recreational Center and Park, the establishment of county participation in helping those on private dirt roads, the Crawfordville Highway widening project, the improvements of the boat landings on Lake Talquin and the creation of Leon County’s Emergency Medical Service department.
Now that Woodville has a Community Center and Branch Library to go along with the ball fields and recreational areas, Commissioner Sauls' focus and top priority is the completion of the Joint Dispatch Center for law enforcement and public safety personnel. When this structure is completed and everyone has moved into their prospective areas, Leon County will indeed celebrate a great accomplishment, and one that has been in the "works" for a number of years.
Sauls has been in public service her entire professional career, working for the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s Office for 32 years, including Clerk of the Statewide Grand Jury, and several years in the State Attorney’s Office.
Commissioner Sauls is involved with numerous public committees and civic groups, including serving on Leon County’s Election Canvassing Board. She is the first Leon County Commissioner to go through the Certification Courses with the Florida Association of Counties (FAC) becoming the first "certified" Commissioner in Leon County. Now, others have followed to get their certification. Sauls is a graduate of Leon High School Class of 1961. She has been married to her husband Marvin since 1962, has two children and three grandchildren.
In accordance with the Board of County Commissioners goal to provide for the safety, comfort, and convenience of the public by creating, maintaining infrastructure and programs supporting recreation parks and open space Commissioner Sauls has assisted with:
- developing and promoting the many unique recreational amenities the community desires;
- rehabilitating boat landing and completing cleanup projects;
- maintaining community parks, regional parks, campgrounds and Greenways, providing a wide variety of active and passive recreational opportunities, preserving valuable open space, enhancing residents' quality of life, and providing important economic benefits.
Parks & Boat Landings