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Commissioner Robert F. Stuart Bio

 

Kettle Day Kick Off 5Robert F. Stuart was elected to the Orlando City Council, representing District 3, in 2006, re-elected in 2010 and 2014.

Commissioner Stuart was born and raised in Orlando and has served the local community in many ways.  Prior to serving on the Council, he served as the co-chair of the Mayor’s Working Committee on Homelessness and on the task force for Orange County’s Council on Aging. He currently serves on the City’s Finance Committee.

He was instrumental in the creation of the Lake Alert system, the formation of the Edgewater Drive Vision Task Force, the renovation of Historic Dubsdread Golf Course and has initiated countless public-safety initiatives.

Along with his role as commissioner, he is also the Executive Director of the Christian Service Center for Central Florida. He has worked to address issues surrounding homelessness, poverty, affordable housing, education and transportation.

Commissioner Stuart graduated from Princeton Elementary, Lee Middle, Edgewater High School and the University of Florida. He was also a member at College Park Baptist Church. Commissioner Stuart has been married to his college sweetheart, Ann, for 37 years. They have two grown children and four grandchildren.

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Cpl. Kevlon H. Kirkpatrick, Community Liaison Officer, District 3

Cpl. Kirkpatrick, the Community Liaison for District #3, is currently assigned to the Community Policing Division of the Orlando Police Department. He has over 16 years of experience working as a law enforcement officer and has been District 3 liaison since Commissioner Stuart took office in 2006. He holds a bachelor of science degree in finance from the College of Staten Island.

Cpl. Kirkpatrick holds many certifications including Florida Crime Prevention Practitioner and Florida Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Practitioner (by the Florida Attorney General’s Office), Defensive Tactics Instructor (by the Criminal Justice Institute at Valencia Community College) and is a certified School Resource Officer. In 2010, Cpl. Kirkpatrick was awarded the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) Crime Prevention Officer of the Year.

In his current position, Cpl. Kirkpatrick performs free residential and commercial security surveys for District 3 homes and businesses. He also attends all of our District 3 Neighborhood Watch meetings as well as many other special events throughout the community. Thanks to the efforts of Cpl. Kirkpatrick and our brave residents, District 3 boasts more Neighborhood Watch groups than any other area of the City. Please feel free to email him at kevlon.kirkpatrick@cityoforlando.net if you want to become involved in crime prevention in our neighborhoods.

Jessica Stead, Commissioner’s Aide   

Jessica has worked as the aide in District 3 since Commissioner Stuart took office in 2006. Prior to joining the City, she worked for five years as a legislative aide in the Florida State Senate. She graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor of arts degree in English – Go Gators!

Jessica is proud to not only work in the City of Orlando but also to live in the City, calling the Delaney Park neighborhood home.  She, her husband Ryan, and their children enjoy all of the amenities that urban living provides.

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