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Bill Proctor

County Commissioner, District 1 View Map

 Term: November 2018 to November 2022

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

Contact Commissioner Proctor 850.606.5361
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Contact His Aide, M. Rayshell Holmes 850.606.5371
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Bill Proctor is a member of the Leon County Board of County Commissioners. He won a special election to the Commission in 1996 and 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 2016. His priorities as the District One Commissioner are affordable housing, quality healthcare, education, economic development, comprehensive mental health services and North Florida Fairgrounds redevelopment.

Commissioner Proctor has engaged a number of diverse activities providing leadership, creativity and vision for our community. He has achieved several accomplishments of note including establishing the Woodville Community Center and the Woodville Branch Library, the widening of Crawfordville Road (US Hwy 319 South), the widening of Orange Avenue, the building of the B.L. Perry Branch Public Library and the southside Richardson-Lewis Health Center. He led the charge to keep the Bond Elementary School in the community at its current site.

He received an undergraduate degree from Howard University School of Communications where he served as its Student Government President and a Juris Doctorate degree 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’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.

He is an Associate Minister at Bethel A.M.E. Church and currently serves as a Political Science instructor at Florida A&M University. He is the advisor to the College Democrats student organization and mentors numerous students.

 

Awards/Recognitions

NAACP Civil Rights Hall of Fame Inductee

Lifetime Achievement Award, Tallahassee Urban League

Legacy Award, Bethel Empowerment Foundation, Inc.

Presidential Award, Florida A&M University

Community Service Award, NAACP

Drum Major for Justice Award, ICC-SCLC

Community Service Award, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

MLK Service Award, The MLK Foundation of FL, Inc.

Mordecai Leadership Award

DISTRICT 1 INFO

County Libraries
Dr. B.L. Perry Branch Library

Community Centers
Woodville Community Center

Other Places of Interest

Cooperative Extension
J. Lewis Hall Sr., Woodville Park and Recreation Complex
Anita Davis Preserve at Lake Henrietta Park
Lake Munson Preserve Park
North Florida Fairgrounds


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