Elected in 2010, Kristin Dozier is serving her first term as Leon County Commissioner for District 5. Before joining the Commission, she was Green Building Advisor for Mad Dog Construction, where she worked for eleven years. Beginning as an Administrative Assistant, Kristin worked as an Assistant Superintendent and as Superintendent for the construction of a sixty-four-unit student-housing complex before returning to school. She returned to Mad Dog in 2006 as Vice President and Green Building Advisor where she worked on LEED projects and offered many presentations on sustainable construction throughout North Florida. Kristin became a LEED Accredited Professional in 2007.
Since taking office in November 2010, Kristin has taken on numerous board and committee assignments for the Commission including, but not limited to, the Leon County Research and Development Authority, the Economic Development Council, and the Council on Culture and Arts. Additionally, she has been appointed by the Florida Association of Counties to the Growth, Environmental Planning, and Agriculture Committee and the Residential Construction Mitigation Advisory Council.
Kristin grew up in Tallahassee and is a third generation Tallahassean. Kristin attended Concord Elementary, Hartsfield Elementary, Fairview Middle School and SAIL High School. At SAIL High School, she served as President of the student body and participated in many extracurricular activities. She was a Columnist for School Newspaper and Tallahassee Democrat: Teen Democrat and was honored by the Leon County School Board and received a Proclamation in Recognition of Women’s History Month in March 1992.
Kristin received her Associates in Arts degree from Tallahassee Community College in 1996 and went on to Florida State University to complete her Bachelors degree in Religion in 2001. She completed her Master of Arts degree in Religious Ethics and Philosophy in 2003 and left the Ph.D. program All But Dissertation in 2006. Her study was focused on Comparative Religious Ethics, Catholic Moral Theology, and Human Rights Ethics. She taught an undergraduate course entitled Religious Ethics and Moral Problems for three and a half years at FSU.
Kristin was the Founding President of the Board of Directors of Sustainable Tallahassee, Inc., and continues to serve on the Board. She is a member of the Whole Child Leon Steering Committee and was Chair of the Safe and Nurturing Environment Action Team, a member of the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and a founding member of the Florida Capitol Region Chapter of the US Green Building Council. She was also a member of the Leon County Climate Summit Leadership Team member in Spring 2008.
She is a member of Leadership Tallahassee Class 27 and remains involved with Leadership Tallahassee. She was nominated as Leader of the Year for the Distinguished Leadership Awards in August 2008.
Kristin has lectured throughout North Florida on the benefits of sustainable construction and business practices since 2006. She has given presentations and/or moderated panel discussions for numerous organizations and conferences, including:
- Tallahassee Builders Association’s Green Builders Council;
- Building Operators and Managers Association;
- Florida Capital Region Chapter of the USGBC;
- Wakulla Spring Basin Working Group;
- The Leon County Climate Action Summit;
- Get Good Growth: A Forum for a Sustainable Nassau in Fernandina Beach, Florida;
- Greater Tallahassee Chamber Community Conference;
- Capital Area Section of Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association;
- Climate Change: FSU Panama City Speaker Series; and
- Florida Big Bend Green Living & Energy Expo.
Kristin also offers lectures to college students and presents to student groups on sustainable construction. She was the keynote speaker for the SAIL High School “Going Green Day”, presented at the Youth Leadership Tallahassee’s Environment Day, for Oasis Girls Can Do Anything summer camp, and participated in a FAMU Career Panel and Focus the Nation celebration. She has been a guest lecturer at FSU for classes ranging from Business Communications to Environmental Studies.
- Blueprint 2000 Intergovernmental Agency: Governs the project management structure for the project planning and the construction of the Blueprint 2000 projects.
- Capital Regional Transportation Planning Agency: The mission of the CRTPA is to act as the principal forum for collective transportation policy discussions those results in the development of a long range transportation plan which creates an integrated regional multimodal transportation network that supports sustainable development patterns and promotes economic growth.
- Florida Metropolitan Planning Organization Advisory Council Alternate: MPOAC is a statewide transportation planning and policy organization created by the Florida Legislature to augment the role of individual MPOs in the cooperative transportation planning process. The MPOAC assists MPOs in carrying out the urbanized area transportation planning process by serving as the principal forum for collective policy discussion.
- Council on Culture and Arts: Coordinates and disseminates information regarding cultural events and opportunities.
- Downtown Business and Merchants Association: The Downtown Tallahassee Merchants & Business Association is organized as a non-profit organization comprised of downtown merchants and businesses working together to promote consumer awareness of businesses in the downtown Tallahassee area; cultivate a culture of shopping and dining in the downtown Tallahassee area; serve by developing activities and events to stimulate interest in the downtown Tallahassee area; and advocate for the collective interests of its members with local government.
- Economic Development Council: The Economic Development Council of Tallahassee/Leon County, Inc. (EDC) is a public/private partnership between the City of Tallahassee, Leon County and private investors who are committed to establishing a competitive business climate resulting in job creation. The EDC supports new business development, as well as provides technical assistance and advocacy to regional employers. The EDC also manages a suite of business retention, expansion and attraction resources for company representatives, site location consultants, and real estate brokers researching Florida’s Capital Region as a business location.
- Human Services Grants Review Committee Joint Planning Board: Evaluates human service funding requests during the regular budget cycle and makes recommendations to the Board. Committee will be available to perform program evaluations at the BCC's request to determine the merit of a mid-year funding request and the extent to which it meets the Committee's priority guidelines and assessment criteria. The purpose of the Community Human Services Partnership (CHSP) is to "foster an ongoing community-wide dialog with funders and providers to improve human services delivery in Leon County. The CHSP is comprised of the City, County and United Way. The Florida Department of Children and Families is a collaborating partner. Two representatives from each of these funding sources are appointed to a joint planning board.
- JR Alford Greenways: Participate in the update and review of the Greenways' Management Plan, collect public input, and make final recommendations regarding any modifications to the Management Plan to the Leon County Board of County Commissioners for submittal to the State.
- Leon County Research and Development Authority: The mission of the Leon County Research and Development Authority is to work in affiliation with Tallahassee Community College, Florida A&M University and Florida State University to develop the research park to promote scientific research and development activities, foster economic development, and broaden the economic base of Leon County.
- St. Marks River Preserve State Park Management Plan Advisory Group: The advisory group’s review of the Park Plan is a part of the public process that all of the State Park Management Plans go through on their way to approval by the Governor and Cabinet.
- Value Adjustment Board: The purpose of the Value Adjustment Board (VAB) is to hear appeals regarding denied exemptions, petitions relating to assessments, and appeals concerning ad valorem tax deferrals.
Florida Association of Counties
- Growth, Environmental Planning and Agriculture Committee: (Vice Chair) Helps guide the Florida Association of Counties in policy making decisions on land use, environmental resources, property rights, solid waste, community development, and affordable housing. The Florida Association of Counties helps counties effectively serve and represent Floridians by strengthening and preserving county home rule through advocacy, education and collaboration.
- Residential Construction Mitigation Program Advisory Council: Established by the Florida Legislature, it is within the Division of Emergency Management. The RCMP receives $7 million annually from the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Trust Fund to allocate to: the Mobile Home Tie-Down Program, Hurricane Research conducted by Florida International University, and to various means meant to improve the wind resistance of residences. Commissioner Dozier serves as the Florida Association of Counties appointee on this council.
Community and Other Groups
- Sustainable Tallahassee: Founding President and Board Member since 2007. Sustainable Tallahassee supports the mission of environmental stewardship and economic development through education and collaboration.
- Whole Child Leon: A board member since 2006, Whole Child Leon is a community-wide effort to get our children off to the best start in life by ensuring they have everything they need to thrive.
- Brogan Museum Board of Directors: A board member since 2011, The Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science is a community resource for visual arts, science exploration, and humanities education - providing cultural understanding in support of lifelong learning.
- Young Elected Officials Network/ Ensuring a Sustainable Policy Council: The mission of the Young Elected Officials (YEO) Network is to unite and support progressive elected leaders who share a passion for building communities that reflect values of freedom, fairness and opportunity. The policy council brings together elected officials who have a special expertise or interest in protecting our environmental resources, managing a sustainable future and creating new jobs in emerging fields such as renewable energy and sustainable construction.
Former Boards and Committees
- Miccosukee Canopy Greenways Committee (Former Member):Participate in the update and review of the Greenways' Management Plan, collect public input, and make final recommendations regarding any modifications to the Management Plan to the Leon County Board of County Commissioners for submittal to the State.
- Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce (Former Member): The Tallahassee Chamber’s mission is to enhance the business climate of Florida’s Capital city, while ensuring economic prosperity and improving the quality of life enjoyed by its citizens.