Commissioner Dailey began his professional career at the Florida League of Cities where he worked on legislative and regulatory issues involving local governance. In 2001, he went to work for the National League of Cities in Washington, DC, where he gained a comprehensive understanding of the issues facing local governments; issues as diverse as economic development and community redevelopment to criminal justice and public safety.
Dailey’s academic experience also focused on government. While earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Florida State University, he gained valuable experience as the President of the Student Government Association and worked at the Leon County Office of Management and Budget. John also earned a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from The London School of Economics, while simultaneously working as a legislative aide to a Member of Parliament.
Currently, Commissioner Dailey is President of JDA Strategies, LLC a public policy research and development consulting firm. He is also a licensed Realtor with Ketcham Realty Group.
Commissioner Dailey was elected to the Board in November 2006. His priorities are sustainable growth, environmental protection, and economic development.
John and his wife, Ginny, will celebrate their 14th wedding anniversary in December. They have two sons, Tommy and Henry.