Council Member David Schmidt

Council Member David Schmidt

David SchmidtPosition:          Council Member
Term(s):           04-01-17 to 03-31-21
Phone:             (850) 685-0631

“Raised in this community and now raising my family in this community. A husband to Shannon and a father to Neyland, Bennett and Malachi. I will honor our heritage while being a part of planning for generations to come.

Spending six years working as a contracting specialist and contracting officer for a private contractor, I had the opportunity to maintain healthy relationships through negotiating contracts and Collective Bargaining Agreements with multiple DOD agencies as well as the FAA. Serving the customer and coworkers while maintaining fiscal accountability is foundational to what we need to do in our homes, businesses and government.

Currently serving our future leaders as a Principal. Having a vision for our school, students and teachers is a mission I have every day that is fulfilling. The opportunity to teach our students life lessons while receiving an education is humbling.

Through the generosity of individuals and businesses in this community, it’s been a privilege to serve our youth through raising funds to provide sponsors for 200 free youth memberships so they could access and enjoy the Fort Walton Beach Recreation Center.

Volunteering our time is just as important. I’m fortunate to have the opportunity to volunteer while teaching a financial literacy course over the last three years and continuing to teach at different churches in the community.  I also volunteer on the board for Blessing of the Emerald Coast.  Proverbs 22:6.”

Board & Committee Appointments:

Okaloosa County Head Start
Community Redevelopment Agency Board