Board of County Commissioners
Commissioner Pat Gerard was elected to the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners in 2014. She previously served on the Largo City Commission from 2000 to 2014; the last eight years as Mayor of the City.
During Commissioner Gerard's tenure with Largo, the City partnered with the Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce to streamline the permit application process, which allowed small businesses to grow and create new jobs during the economic turndown. In addition, the City built a library that has been recognized as the best library in the state, a new Community Center which is Platinum LEAD certified, as well as a Recreation Center that serves all ages.
- Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
- Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
Committees and Organizations
- Affordable Housing Advisory Committee
- County Attorney Oversight Committee (CAOC)
- Juvenile Welfare Board (JWB)
- Health and Human Services Leadership Board
- Pinellas County License Board
- Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, Chair
- Public Safety Coordinating Council
Commissioner Gerard has dedicated her career to Human Services. She has worked with victims of assault, domestic violence and homelessness. She began her career more than 40 years ago working with the chronically mentally ill in a community-based rehabilitation program.
She served as a victim advocate for the Largo Police Department from 1984 to 1986. From 1986 through 1992, she served as director of the Spouse Abuse Shelter of Religious Community Services. From 1992 to 2019, she worked with Family Resources, Inc., serving as chief operating officer and as chief grants officer.
Commissioner Gerard was born in Paterson, New Jersey but has lived in Pinellas County since 1969. She and her husband, Eric, have one daughter, Sarah.
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Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners
315 Court Street
Clearwater, FL 33756