Commissioner George Lindsey was first elected to the BoCC in 2012 and was re-elected without opposition in 2016. He first served as the Board chairman in the 2014-2015 fiscal year. He has worked to attract new employers and remove barriers to the expansion of existing businesses in Polk County. He also is working to increase partnerships between the county and municipalities on matters such as
planning, water supply and parks. Lindsey also has served as the chair of the Polk Regional Water Cooperative.
Prior to his service as a commissioner, Commissioner Lindsey served on the Polk County Charter Review Commission in 2001 and as its chair in 2009. He also served on the Polk County Comprehensive Plan Committee and numerous other city and county citizen advisory committees. He was elected chairman in 2014.