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Mayor Chelsea Reed

Palm Tran Transit Champion

Chelsea Reed is an award-winning leader with decades of experience in business development and philanthropy. She is proud to be the Mayor of her hometown, the City of Palm Beach Gardens, and she is also the Principal Consultant for Smith Reed Partners. She chairs several boards focused on transportation, sustainability, smart growth, and leadership and she enjoys providing student and professional mentorship and is a frequent public speaker and panelist.

She was recently selected as one of the 2023-2024 Palm Beach 100 – Palm Beach County’s Most Influential Business Leaders by Palm Beach Illustrated. Her alma mater, The Benjamin School, named her Distinguished Alumnus Recipient for 2023 and she received a 2023 Home Rule Hero Award from Florida League of Cities. Chelsea graduated Leadership Palm Beach County Class of 2020 and was honored with their Leadership Excellence Award for the Public Sector in 2022. She is the 2022 Complete Streets Champion for Palm Beach County and was 1 of 20 nationally chosen elected officials for the 2021-22 Smart Growth America Champions Institute. On behalf of the Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency Chelsea serves Chair of the Governing Board and Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board, Vice Chair of the Southeast Florida Transportation Council (SEFTC) and the Executive Committee for the statewide Metropolitan Planning Organization Advisory Council (MPAOC). She also serves on the National League of Cities Transportation and Infrastructure Services (TIS) Federal Advocacy Committee, as Chair of the Smart & Connected Regional Task Force for Palm Beach North Chamber and established the Palm Beach North Sustainability Subcommittee. Chelsea serves as 1st Vice President of the Board of Directors for Palm Beach County League of Cities and the Board of Directors for the Florida League of Cities, serving on the Nominating Committee as well as the Land Use & Economic Development Committee. In addition, she chairs the Network of Elected Women for the Women’s Foundation of Florida, and serves as a member of the Benjamin School Alumni Council, Friends of MacArthur Beach State Park Board of Directors, Advisory Board to Resource Depot, and Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council.

She is a dedicated mentor, volunteer, wife, parent, and friend. In her free time, she is a marathon, trail and ultra-relay runner, and adventure traveler.