County Commission District 3
- District 3 Map
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Chairman's Plan
- Message from Joe Meek 02/08/13:
"Citrus County Will Overcome Challenges"
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. He has stated that his main focus points include working to reduce government spending and increase its efficiency, work to implement policies that create strong economic growth, and bring a long-term plan and vision to Citrus County.
Commissioner Meek currently serves as Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners and also the chair of the Citrus, Levy, Marion Workforce Development Consortium, president of the Economic Development Council, and member of the Citrus County Transportation Planning Organization, the Council of Governors for the Tampa Bay Partnership, the Value Adjustment Board, the YMCA Board of Directors, and 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 business that works to provide affordable homes to the residents of Citrus County. The commissioner is a member of the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce, where he served on the Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee. He also served on the School Board and Advisory Committee for the private Catholic School, Pope John Paul II. The commissioner was also the 2010 Campaign chair for the United Way of Citrus County.
In 2006, he and his wife started the Joe and Amy Meek Scholarship Foundation, which funds and awards scholarships to children from Citrus County public high schools. He is the Chairman of the Board for the Foundation and is actively involved in helping local children in education.