Commissioner Michelle Lincoln
Michelle Lincoln was elected in November 2018 to the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners for District 2. She is a member of the South Florida Regional Council, the NACo Community, Economic and Workforce Development Steering Committee member, a Board of Director of the Florida Association of Counties, The Florida Association of Counties Vice-Chair of Water, Environment, Sustainability Committee, Institute for County Government Board of Director, and an elected member of the Small County Coalition Executive Committee.
In June 2019, the Florida Association of Counties presented Lincoln with her Certified County Commissioner designation, in 2020 she became an Advanced County Commissioner graduate, and in 2021 an Advanced County Commissioner 2 Graduate. These comprehensive courses cover a variety of topics, such as ethics and Sunshine Law, county government roles and responsibilities, county government structure and authority, financial management, growth management, negotiation skills, economic development, and effective communication.
Prior to being elected to the BOCC, she sat on the Marathon City Council for three years and was Mayor of Marathon for one year.
Lincoln has been a full-time resident of Monroe County since 1999. She brings a wealth of political, business, volunteer, and personal knowledge to her position as county commissioner.
Throughout her life, Lincoln’s passion has been the welfare of children. For years she was employed by the State of Florida as a Child Advocate Coordinator for the Guardian ad Litem Program. She continues to volunteer in the program, acting on behalf of abused children in the community.
She is the recipient of the 2018 Kay Gradick Woman of the Year Award.
Lincoln is an active mentor in the Take Stock in Children program. She is a member of the Marathon Rotary, the Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce, and the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce. She is an alumna of Leadership Monroe County Class XX. She also serves on the Florida Keys Board of Directors for the Area Health Education Center.
Lincoln is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University and has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology.
She has two adult daughters, one son-in-law, and an adorable 10-pound Bichon Frise dog.