Mayor Ed Braddy
Term 1 - 2013-2016
As a Gainesville City Commissioner from 2002 to 2008, Mayor Braddy chaired the Public Safety and Regional Utilities Committees and served on numerous other boards such as the Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization and the North Central Florida Regional Planning Council. Since his time on the Commission, Mayor Braddy has served as Executive Director of the American Dream Coalition, a non-profit organization that promotes freedom, mobility and affordable homeownership. Mayor Braddy currently works at Santa Fe College. He has five children from ages 6-16 and lives in Gainesville, Florida. He enjoys being out on the river and reading historical works.
In the last five years, Mayor Braddy has worked with elected officials and community leaders in many cities around our state and across the country to identify and promote cost-effective solutions to current problems. Mayor Braddy has published in national journals and testified on growth management, transportation, and property rights issues with audiences ranging from state officials to think tank scholars to grassroots activists.
Mayor Braddy is Chair of the Audit, Finance & Legislative Committee. The Mayor is also a member of the Regional Utilities Committee, the Combined Communications Center Executive Board, the North Central Florida Regional Planning Council, the Gainesville Community Redevelopment Agency and the Gainesville/Alachua County Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization.