Charles “Chuck” Chestnut, IV

Charles "Chuck" Chestnut, IV
Vice Chair - ​​​District 5
Term Expires: 11/2024
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B.S., Business Administration (with honors), Bethune Cookman-College (University)
A.S., Mortuary Science, Miami-Dade Community College
Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society – Bethune Cookman-College (University)

Present Appointments

Alachua County Nutrition Alliance Committee
Combined Communications Center
Library District Governing Board
Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization (MTPO)
Plan East Gainesville, Subcommittee
Regional Planning Council, North Central Florida
School Concurrency – Elected Officials Group
Self-Insurance Review Committee

Professional Experience

Licensed Funeral Director (Chestnut Funeral Home)
Licensed Life Insurance Agent

Leadership History

  • State Representative, 2006 – 2012
  • Gainesville City Commissioner, 2000-2006
  • Mayor Pro Tem, 2003-2004, 2005-2006
  • Florida League of Cities Municipal Finance & Taxation Committee Vice Chairman, 2002-2003
  • Florida League of Cities Municipal Finance & Taxation Committee Chairman, 2003-2004
  • Florida League of Cities Municipal Finance & Taxation Committee Member, 2004-2005
  • Florida League of Cities Advocacy Committee Member, 2003-2004
  • Florida League of Cities Resolutions Committee At Large Member, 2005
  • Florida League of Cities Transportation & Urban Administration Committee, 2005
  • Alachua County Poverty Reduction Advisory Board Member, 2004-2006
  • Alachua County Poverty Reduction Advisory Board Mentoring Committee Member, 2004-2006
  • Alachua County Transportation Disadvantaged Board Chairman, 2000-2004
  • Congresswoman Corrine Brown’s Task Force on Kennedy Homes Chairman, 2003
  • Countywide Visioning and Planning Committee Member, 2003
  • North Central Florida Regional Planning Council (NCFRPC) Member, 2000-2003, 2004-2006
  • NCFRPC Board of Directors Member, 2001-2003
  • NCFRPC Program Committee Member 2000-2001
  • NCFRPC Finance Committee Member, 2001-2002
  • NCFRPC Clearinghouse Committee Member, 2004-2006
  • Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization Member, 2000-2006
  • Community Redevelopment Agency Member, 2000-2006
  • Homelessness Planning Group Services Committee, 2005