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Bill Proctor

County Commissioner, District 1

County Commissioner, District 1

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Term: November 2022 to November 2026

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Commissioner Bill Proctor has served the citizens of District 1 since 1996.

Bill Proctor is a member of the Leon County Board of County Commissioners. He represents the citizens of Leon County District 1 which includes the central city and southside areas. Commissioner Proctor served as Chairman of the Board in 2006 and 2015. His priorities as the District 1 Commissioner are affordable housing, quality healthcare, education, and economic development.

Commissioner Proctor has engaged in many diverse activities providing leadership, creativity, and vision for our community. The breadth of his service includes church, community, higher education, federal, state and local government. He has served on several community advisory boards and has received numerous awards and recognitions for public service. Commissioner Proctor is a much sought-after speaker, commentator, and writer of political commentaries.

He is an Associate Minister at Bethel A.M.E. Church in Tallahassee, Florida where he entered the ministry in 1985. He served as a pastor in the A.M.E. Church for nine years. Currently, he is a Political Science instructor at Florida A&M University. He also serves as the advisor to the College Democrats student organization and mentors numerous students. He is currently serving as interim Pastor of Salem A.M.E Church, Greensboro, Florida.

Commissioner Proctor’s professional political career began as a Staff Assistant to United States Senator Bob Graham of Florida. He went on to serve as a Special Assistant to Governor Lawton Chiles before winning a special election to the Leon County Commission. Commissioner Proctor serves District 1 constituents with a “Clear Voice” addressing the needs of the community.

Commissioner Proctor has achieved several accomplishments worthy of noting;

  1. widening of Crawfordville Road (US Hwy 319 South) and the widening of Orange Avenue,
  2. the building of the B.L. Perry Branch Public Library and the southside Richardson-Lewis Health Center,
  3. chaired the 50th Anniversary of the Tallahassee Bus Boycott in 2006,
  4. led the charge to keep the Bond Elementary School in the community at its current site. The new school opened in 2007,
  5. chaired the Social and Political Action Committee of the Florida Conference of the A.M.E. Church for several years,
  6. represented the county as the chief negotiator of the Fallschase Development Settlement Agreement. This agreement ended a 32-year impasse between the county and the developer. Today, a major shopping and retail center occupies this once disputed landmass, and
  7. over one billion dollars has been invested in District 1 under Commissioner Proctor’s tenure.

After earning an undergraduate degree from Howard University School of Communications where he served as its student government president and a Juris Doctorate from Howard University School of Law where he served on the University’s Board of Trustees as the graduate student member, he furthered his studies at Boston University School of Theology, ITC in Atlanta and Wesley Seminary in Washington, D.C.

Commissioner Proctor attended FAMU High School from the first through twelfth grade. He was the editor of the yearbook and quarterback of FAMU High’s first undefeated football season in 1975 and its first state championship football team in 1976. The Commissioner has continued with each passing year to chronicle seasons of success within District 1.

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