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District 4

Martha Santiago, District 4 Commissioner

Martha Santiago, Ed. D.

(863) 534-6422
marthasantiago@polk-county.net

330 W. Church St.
Drawer BC01
P.O. Box 9005
Bartow, FL 33831-9005

Commissioner Martha Santiago, Ed. D. recently retired as provost for Polk State College’s Winter Haven campus, Center for Public for Safety, Lake Wales centers, and Northeast Polk satellite location. Prior to being named Provost in 2014, Santiago was the dean of academic affairs for Polk State’s Winter Haven campus and Lake Wales centers.

Santiago was elected to the County Commission in November 2018 and plans to focus on economic development, growth & Infrastructure and Community Safety.

Santiago is the owner of Leadership Consultants, LLC. serves on various community boards including the United Way of Central Florida, Good Shepherd Hospice, Heart of Florida Hospital, Polk Vision, Women’s Resource Center and the Haines City and Winter Haven Chambers of Commerce.

Background

  • Born in New York
  • Resides in Winter Haven
  • Husband, Alex, two children and four grandchildren

Hobbies

  • Spending time with family
  • Traveling
  • Reading

Education

  • Doctorate degree from the University of South Florida
  • Master's degree from Florida International University
  • Bachelor's degree from the University of Puerto Rico