District 2 Commissioner Sean Parks is a Central Florida native who enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He and his wife, Ivy, are active in the community and attend and serve at the Church at South Lake, and their three children attend Lake County public schools. Commissioner Parks owns and operates a small consulting business.
An Eagle Scout, Commissioner Parks serves Scouting volunteering and teaching merit badges. He also serves education in Lake County as an ex-officio Board member to Educational Foundation of Lake County. Commissioner Parks is a member of the Board of Directors for the Buses and Backpacks Program, serving Lake County children in need and volunteers for civic organizations around Lake County. He has served in Rotary and Kiwanis and is an active member of the South Lake Chamber of Commerce.
Commissioner Parks has a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science and a Master's degree in Engineering Management from the Florida Institute of Technology. He is certified as an urban and regional planner by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and is a Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP). Commissioner Parks was elected in 2004 to the Lake County Water Authority.
Commissioner Parks strongly believes in exercising servant leadership and in actively listening to residents’ concerns. He holds at least one open outreach meeting a month called Coffee and Conversations in south Lake County providing an opportunity for residents to meet one-on-one in the casual setting of a local restaurant and leads a bi-weekly podcast called "Lake Rising", presenting positive stories and news from around Lake County and the Central Florida region.
An ardent leader and supporter of economic development and business friendly initiatives, Commissioner Parks' interest in serving the citizens of Lake County also focuses on public safety, parks and recreation and water resources. Commissioner Parks championed the cause to bring competitive rowing to Lake County and is passionate about the Wellness Way Plan for bringing high wage jobs to Lake County while protecting quality of life.
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Prior public service
- Lake County Water Authority Board of Trustees (2004-2008)
Government board participation
- Buses & Backpacks
- Chairman, East Central Florida Regional Planning Council
- Chairman, Fellowship of Christian Athletes - South Lake County District
- Growth, Agriculture, Transportation & Environment (GATE) Policy Committee Policy Leader
- Institute for County Government (ICG) Chairman
- Lake County Chamber Alliance
- Leadership Lake Class of 2003
- Leadership Orlando 2007
- Leadership Florida 2016-17
- NACo Steering Committee - Environment, Energy & Land Use
- South Lake Chamber Economic Dev. Committee
- South Lake Community Ministries Board
- Chairman, TEAM FL
To contact Commissioner Parks, call 352-343-9850 or send an e-mail.