Lee Pinkoson

Lee Pinkoson
Lee Pinkoson
Chair - District 2
Term Expires: 11/2018
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Born and raised in Alachua County, Commissioner Pinkoson attended all local schools and graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Business Administration.

He is married to the lovely Tina Pinkoson, and is extremely fortunate to have three terrific sons.

Recently retired, Commissioner Pinkoson enjoyed a 31-year career in opticianry, owning a business for 22 years.

Commissioner Pinkoson was elected to the Alachua County Commission in November 2002.

Actively involved in the Rotary Club of Gainesville since 1980, he has served in the capacity as a member of the Board of Directors, President of the Club as well as serving as the chair of Rotary's Wild Game Feast four times.

As a member of the Gainesville Quarterback Club, he enjoyed being a member of the Board of Directors and its President.

Currently, he serves as a member and President (the shortest straw scenario) of a charitable catering group called the Foundation Fryers. The money raised goes to scholarships.

Pinkoson also found time throughout all of his involvement in many civic organizations to create the Wooden Barrel's "Feed the Hungry" Program. He is also excited about the role of champion for United Way Success by Six, an organization that has full potential to have a positive influence on families and children in Alachua County.


  • 2005 Good Government Award, presented by the Builders' Association of North Central Florida.
  • May 2006 "President's Award", presented at Florida City and County Management Association Annual Conference, Panama City, FL.
  • 2003 Florida Farm Bureau

Community Service/Boards

  • Alachua County Recreation Coordination Council
  • Alachua Regional Juvenile Assessment Center Advisory Board
  • Children's Services Council
  • Constitutional Officers Chair Executive Board Combined Communications Center
  • Florida Association of Counties Department of Juvenile Cost Shift Justice Workgroup
  • Florida Association of Counties Property Tax Workgroup
  • Florida Association of Counties Board of Directors
  • Gainesville/Alachua County Commission Joint Water Policy Committee
  • Joint Gainesville/County Board Meetings
  • Library District Governing Board
  • Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization (MTPO)
  • Murphree Law Library Board of Directors District 14
  • Public Safety Coordination Council
  • Regional Planning Council, North Central Florida
  • Teen Zone Advisory Board
  • United Way of North Central Florida Success by Six
  • University Community Task Force
  • Value Adjustment Board
  • Workforce Development Board, Alachua/Bradford County-Consortium

Past Appointments

  • Healthy Community Initiative
  • St. Johns Water Management District Liaison
  • Foster Grandparents Advisory Committee
  • Retired & Senior Volunteer Program Advisory Committee