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Pasco County Government
County Commissioner: Elected in 2012 to a four-year term and re-elected in 2016.
County Commission Chair (2015 to 2016 Term): The Board of County Commissioners is the legislative and policy-making body of County government. The five members of the Board are elected Countywide from all districts. The Board appoints the County Administrator and the County Attorney and confirms the appointment of department heads. We establish policy and make all budget decisions with regard to appropriate of funds to County Departments, Divisions and some Constitutional Officers. The County Commission provides updates on the budget and other important matters.
Florida School Board
Old Port Capital, LLC, Tampa, FL
Senior Advisor: 2006 - Present
Starkey Land Company, Odessa, FL
Government/Public Relations: 1999 - 2012
Marketing Director: 1989-1992
Interior Designer: 1985-1989
Pasco County Commission Representative
Kathryn E. Starkey was born in the San Francisco area and moved to Miami in 1973. After high school she attended schools in Europe, before heading to FSU. Prior to settling in the Tampa Bay Area, Kathryn lived in France, Spain, the Dominican Republic and Venezuela. She is a 35-year resident of the Tampa Bay Area.
Prior to becoming a public servant, Kathryn’s career was in Marketing and Interior Design. She served her community through her appointment to various State and local boards by Governor’s Bush, Crist and Scott, including the State Greenways and Trails Council and the Pinellas-Anclote River Basin Board of the Southwest Florida Water Management District. She is a graduate of Leadership Pasco, Leadership Tampa Bay and the USF Water Leadership Institute.
Kathryn has served on the boards of All Children’s Hospital, the Red Cross, the Pasco Education Foundation and many other civic associations. In the 90’s, she formed a 501c3 named Scenic Pasco, whose mission was to rewrite many of the ordinances in Pasco County that dealt with aesthetic issues such as billboards, landscaping and cell towers.
Kathryn was twice elected to the Pasco County school board. In her first term she was named the first ever School Board Member of the Year for the State of Florida. She then returned to the private sector before running for Commissioner in 2012. Now in her second term, one of her focuses has been on workforce and economic development.
She is a cofounder of AmSkills, a European style manufacturing training program which builds a pipeline of skilled workers for the industry and also is a tool to recruit European companies to the Tampa Bay Area. She has led 4 overseas trips to learn about the European model of dual education and apprenticeship training. She also was instrumental in starting the International program in Pasco County, and was recently named the “International Person of the Year” by TBOWIT (Tampa Bay Organization of Women in International Trade). Kathryn is married to Trey Starkey, a member of a Tampa Bay Pioneer family and has four children and two grandchildren.
August 2016 Newsletter
July 2016 Newsletter
08/15/2016 Harbors – Bus-Around-the-Block Event
08/15/2016 Coffee with BCC Chair Kathryn Starkey
02/18/2016 Town Hall Meeting
01/13/2015 BCC Meeting - Bexley Project
June 2014 Newsletter
March 2014 Newsletter
01/23/2014 Town Hall Meeting
12/12/2013 Tri-County Trail