County Commission District 3
Commissioner Joe C. Meek III was elected to the Board of County Commission in November 2008 and began his second term in November of 2012. Commissioner Meek was the 2013 Chairman of the Board. He currently serves as Commissioner.
- Five-Year Strategic Plan for Economic Development in Citrus County
- Joe Meek's response to Duke building Natural Gas Plant 09/24/13:
"Today’s announcement is outstanding news for Citrus County"
- Message from Joe Meek 02/08/13:
"Citrus County Will Overcome Challenges"
He has stated that his main focus points include working to increase local government’s efficiency and be responsible with taxpayer dollars, work to implement policies that create strong economic growth, and bring long-term plans and vision to Citrus County that ensures future success of the community.
He also currently serves as:
- Chair of the Citrus, Levy, Marion Workforce Development Consortium
- President of the Economic Development Council
- Vice Chairman of the Value Adjustment Board
- Vice Chairman of the Citrus Port Authority
- Member of the Transportation Planning Organization
- Member of the Council of Governors for the Tampa Bay Partnership
- Member of the YMCA Board of Directors
- Member of the Citrus Leadership Council of Big Brothers, Big Sisters
Commissioner Meek was born and raised in Citrus County. He is married to his best friend and love of his life, Amy Meek, and they have two sons, Joseph and Jackson. He graduated from Crystal River High School in 1998 and then moved to Tampa, Florida to attend the University of South Florida where he was involved in the Business College Council and served as a Student Senator. Commissioner Meek graduated from USF in 2002 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management.
In 2003, Commissioner Meek and his wife moved back to Citrus County to start a business and eventually raise a family. He is the owner and president of a real estate investment firm and is vice-president of a construction company. In addition, the commissioner is a member of the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce and was also the 2010 Campaign chair for the United Way of Citrus County.