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Carolyn D. Cummings, Esq.2023-2024 Chair

County Commissioner,
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Carolyn Cummings

 Term: November 2020 to November 2024

Commissioner Carolyn D. Cummings currently serves as 2023-2024 Chair and has served the citizens of Leon County since 2020.

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Chauncy E. Haynes
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Commissioner Carolyn D. Cummings has served the citizens of Leon County since 2020. Carolyn was elected to the Board of County Commissioners on November 3, 2020. A native of Mississippi, she received her undergraduate degree from Alcorn State University, performed graduate studies at the University of Southern Mississippi and Laney College and received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida Law School. A Leon County resident for over thirty-five years, she has been a practicing attorney in the public and private sectors, in various state agencies that have since been abolished, including the State of Florida Department of Labor and Employment Security as Assistant General Counsel, the State Retirement Commission, as Legal Advisor and Senior Attorney at the Florida Department of Administration. She was a partner in the law firm of Cummings &Hobbs, P.A. for over thirteen years and is now the owner of Carolyn Cummings, P.A. where after being elected, she only practices in the area of probate law.

As an undergraduate, she became committed to public service through her membership in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and is now a Golden Life Member and a local member of the Tallahassee Alumnae Chapter. She is currently actively involved in many community service organizations that are designed to enhance the quality of life for all citizens. Those include the National Association of University Women, and the Lincoln Center Foundation. She provides free legal services to Senior Citizens through her affiliation with both organizations and she has provided pro bono services to indigent clients through the local Legal Aid Foundation. Carolyn is a member of several professional organizations including, the Tallahassee Barristers Bar Association as a Past President and Past Vice-President, the Tallahassee Bar Association, and the Florida Bar Association. She served as Past President and former Board Member of Legal Services of North Florida, Inc. for over twenty-five years and through the Thunderdome Project she has mentored young lawyers in the family law area. She has been recognized by the Florida Supreme Court for her level of free legal services provided to senior and low-income citizens.

Carolyn is a Life Member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and a member of the Tallahassee Branch. She is an associate member of the Tallahassee Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., and the current President of the Tallahassee Area Coalition Center of Excellence Advisory Board. A member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Tallahassee, Florida for over thirty-seven years, she served for many years as the Church Attorney, Sunday school teacher and choir member. She is the proud Mother of one son, Terrell Cummings, a 2004 graduate from the Rickards High School International Baccalaureate Program. Terrell is a 2009 graduate from the University of Florida with a Biochemistry Degree and a 2013 graduate from Harvard Medical School. Terrell is presently a practicing anesthesiologist in Arlington, Texas.


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