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Kristin Dozier, Commissioner District 5

Professional Experience
Kristin Dozier is serving her first term as Leon County Commissioner for District 5 and is Green Building Advisor for Mad Dog Construction, where she has worked for eleven years. Beginning as an Administrative Assistant, Kristin worked as an Assistant Superintendent and as Superintendent for the construction of a sixty-four-unit student-housing complex before returning to school. She returned to Mad Dog in 2006 as Vice President and Green Building Advisor where she worked on LEED projects and offered many presentations on sustainable construction throughout North Florida. Kristin became a LEED Accredited Professional in 2007.

Education
Kristin grew up in Tallahassee and attended Concord Elementary School, Hartsfield Elementary School, and Fairview Middle School. At SAIL High School, Kristin served as President of the student body and participated in many extracurricular activities. She was a Columnist for School Newspaper and Tallahassee Democrat: Teen Democrat and was honored by the Leon County School Board and received a Proclamation in Recognition of Women’s History Month in March 1992. Kristin received her Associates in Arts degree from Tallahassee Community College in 1996 and went on to Florida State University to complete her Bachelors degree in Religion in 2001, which included one semester in the FSU London Program in Fall 2000. She completed her Master of Arts degree in Religious Ethics and Philosophy in 2003 and left the Ph.D. program All But Dissertation in 2006. Her study was focused on Comparative Religious Ethics, Catholic Moral Theology, and Human Rights Ethics. She taught an undergraduate course entitled Religious Ethics and Moral Problems for three and a half years at FSU.

Community Service
Kristin was the Founding President of the Board of Directors of Sustainable Tallahassee, Inc., and continues to serve on the Board. She is a member of the Whole Child Leon Steering Committee and was Chair of the Safe and Nurturing Environment Action Team, a member of the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and a founding member of the Florida Capitol Region Chapter of the US Green Building Council. She was also a member of the Leon County Climate Summit Leadership Team member in Spring 2008.

She is a member of Leadership Tallahassee Class 27 and remains involved with Leadership Tallahassee. She was nominated as Leader of the Year for the Distinguished Leadership Awards in August 2008.

Kristin has lectured throughout North Florida on the benefits of sustainable construction and business practices since 2006. She has given presentations and/or moderated panel discussions for numerous organizations and conferences, including:

  • Tallahassee Builders Association’s Green Builders Council;
  • Building Operators and Managers Association;
  • Florida Capital Region Chapter of the USGBC;
  • Wakulla Spring Basin Working Group;
  • The Leon County Climate Action Summit;
  • Get Good Growth: A Forum for a Sustainable Nassau in Fernandina Beach, Florida;
  • Greater Tallahassee Chamber Community Conference;
  • Capital Area Section of Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association;
  • Climate Change: FSU Panama City Speaker Series; and
  • Florida Big Bend Green Living & Energy Expo.

Kristin also offers lectures to college students and presents to student groups on sustainable construction. She was the keynote speaker for the SAIL High School “Going Green Day”, presented at the Youth Leadership Tallahassee’s Environment Day, for Oasis Girls Can Do Anything summer camp, and participated in a FAMU Career Panel and Focus the Nation celebration. She has been a guest lecturer at FSU for classes ranging from Business Communications to Environmental Studies.

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