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Daisy Williams Lynum was elected to the Orlando City Council on
April 14, 1998. Commissioner Lynum was born in Leesburg,
Florida, a small town 45 miles northwest of Orlando. She is one
of eight children and a proud mother of two sons, Sean Edward
(Mercedes) and Edward Juan (Alilah) and three granddaughters, Daniela, Ellessee
and Lily. The Commissioner became a Christian at age 12 and is
currently a faithful member of The New Covenant Baptist Church
Simultaneously, her years of community and civic involvement have included numerous organizations, boards, committees and task groups such as: Florida League of Cities Urban Administration Resolution, and Policy Committees and the Board of Directors; Board of Directors for the National League of Cities; and, currently Vice Chair BBIF Board of Directors; Past President of the National League of Cities Women in Municipal Government; Past President of the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials and Past President of the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials Foundation Board; Past President of the Florida Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials; African American Women's Technology Caucus; Elected Chair of MetroPlan Orlando Transportation Board; Orange County Voter's League; Life Member NAACP; serves on the Nemours Council; and, 2005 Onxy Magazine Poll names Commissioner Lynum as one of 56 most influential African Americans in the State of Florida.
Internationally, Commissioner Lynum has represented Orlando and
our country in Japan, Africa, and China: participated in the
US-China Exchange Association's US Business Matchmaking
Conference in 2006, 2007, and 2008. Commissioner Lynum enjoys
traveling and has visited many Caribbean and European countries
as a tourist for over thirty-five (35) years. Both of her sons
are fluent in Spanish and are also global citizens. Her hobbies
are reading, traveling, and gardening.
Commissioner Lynum's primary focus is quality of life through sustainable neighborhoods for residents in District 5 and the City of Orlando.