George Oliver III, a Navy veteran, businessman, and community advocate, is the first African American Commissioner elected to the City of Ocoee.
George has a big heart and passion for his Central Florida community. Through a series of accomplishments designed to improve the City, he has expanded summer employment opportunities for young people and established the Ocoee Youth Council, to help cultivate future leaders.
The Commissioner also endorsed the proposal to use a $25 million bond to provide funding for a list of 18 high-priority projects for the downtown renovation plan.
Other important successes include championing the $9 million deal that made the Clarke Road Extension Project possible. Working to bring down long-held race barriers in the City, he initiated plans to issue a proclamation remembering the victims of the Ocoee Massacre of 1920, the largest election-related massacre of the 20th century.
George is known for his compassion and for being a driven leader. However, his impact extends far beyond the political arena, and to roles as Chief Information Officer for Volume Services for the Jacksonville Jaguars; Founder and Senior Vice President of GPS-Sports, Inc., and Executive Manager of Training for Productivity Point International.
George has also served as a Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator, and is currently employed with Deloitte & Touché, as a Pharmaceutical Compliance Monitor.
He has held positions on the Washington Shores Community Development Board; LBS Foundation Board of Directors; and as Chairman of the Board of TRELS Home for Children, a non-profit organization near Houston, Texas. He also served as a board member of Ocoee United, a non-profit organization that supports youth initiatives in and around the City of Ocoee.
George has partnered with Orange County Government to implement a health community program in the City of Ocoee. He has fought to have the city erect directional signs to the African American allowed Ground Cemetery; implemented a street light safety program in the City; fought to put a traffic light on the corner of Clarcona Ocoee and Ingram Road, and on the corner of Apopka Vineland and McCormick Rd. (Budgeted FY 2023); and called for an operational audit to establish public financial transparency.
The Commissioner has also implemented diversity and inclusion training for all city employees. He partnered with the State Senate district office to host a food drive, with more than 500 families served; established a city-wide annual infrastructure communication program; and fought to remove right turn red light cameras at non-essential intersections.
Born in Tarpon Springs, Florida, and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, George has been an Ocoee resident for more than 20 years. He has both Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Phoenix. He is most proud of being a father of six to Kerrick, Karte, George, Kameron, Christian, and Isaac, and husband to his lovely wife, Deborah.
For more Information visit: iamgeorgeoliver.com
Please feel free to give Commissioner Oliver a call at (407) 905-3112 or contact him via email.
Commissioner George Oliver's term is from 2021-2025.