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  Starkey, Kathryn E.
NameKathryn E. Starkey
, Florida , United States
Born Unknown
Contributoreddy 9_99
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Sep 10, 2019 05:53pm
InfoKathryn E. Starkey was born in the San Francisco area and moved to Miami in 1973. After high school she attended schools in Europe, before heading to FSU. Prior to settling in the Tampa Bay Area, Kathryn lived in France, Spain, the Dominican Republic and Venezuela. She is a 35-year resident of the Tampa Bay Area.

Before becoming a public servant, Kathryn’s career was in Marketing and Interior Design. She served her community through her appointments to various state and local boards by Governor’s Bush, Crist and Scott, including the State Greenways and Trails Council and the Pinellas-Anclote River Basin Board of the Southwest Florida Water Management District. She is a graduate of Leadership Pasco, Leadership Tampa Bay and the USF Water Leadership Institute.

Kathryn has served on the boards of All Children’s Hospital, the Red Cross, the Pasco Education Foundation and many other civic associations. In the 90’s, she formed a 501c3 named Scenic Pasco, whose mission was to rewrite many of the ordinances in Pasco County that dealt with aesthetic issues such as billboards, landscaping and cell towers. She was twice elected to the District School Board of Pasco, where she helped initiate Career Academies focused on the IT, Automotive, Engineering and Medical fields, among others. In her initial term with the School Board, she was presented with the first State of Florida “School Board Member of the Year Award” by the Council of Education Foundations. She then returned to the private sector before running for Commissioner in 2012. Now in her second term, one of her focuses has been on workforce and economic development.

Kathryn is married to Jay B. Starkey III, a member of a Tampa Bay pioneer family and has four children and two grandchildren.


Public Leadership Institute (PLI)
Certified County Commissioner
Florida School Boards Association (FSBA) Certified Board Member (CBM)
Florida School Boards Association (FSBA) Master Board (MB)
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
University of Madrid, Spain
University of Santander, Spain
Assumption School, Paris, France
Pinellas Technical Education Center, FL
South Miami High School, Miami, FL



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